Dr. Carolyn McKay

University of Sydney Law School

Dr Carolyn McKay is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School where she teaches Criminal Law, Civil & Criminal Procedure and Digital Criminology. Her research focuses on technologies in criminal justice and she is the author of The Pixelated Prisoner: Prison video links, court ‘appearance’ and the justice matrix (Routledge 2018). Her latest criminal law/criminological research examines motel crime scenes through the lens of ‘ghost criminology’.

Carolyn is also a visual artist and curator and completed postgraduate studies at Sydney College of the Arts before her PhD at Sydney Law School. She has held solo exhibitions including Covert at galleryeight (2012), Reports of Crime, etc., etc., at both The Lock-Up (2010) and Mosman Art Gallery (2011), and Word of Mouth, Dedspace, SCA (2009). She has been commissioned to create audio-video works for curated exhibitions: Concerning Peace at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (2018), Doing Time at Verge Gallery (2015), Exhibit A at The Lock-Up (2015), a very fine river: convict stories from the Hunter at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2014), and Bodies in Distress at The Lock-Up (2012). She curated Anakhronismos (2012) for Waverley Council, justiceINjustice (2018), the recipient of a 2018 Museums & Galleries of New South Wales exhibitions project award, and Lurid: Crime Paperbacks and Pulp Fiction (2020) for the University of Sydney Fisher Library and Rare Books. Carolyn has also been selected for residencies at The Lock-Up (2009) and Bundanon (2005) and her work is held in national and international public collections.

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