Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Immigration
  • Criminology
  • Gender
  • Security
  • Crimes of the powerful

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Brandy Cochrane

Dr Brandy Cochrane is a lecturer and researcher in criminology at Victoria University.

Brandy's current research focuses on border securitisation and the refugee and asylum-seeking community in Australia. Research and teaching interests include gender, migration, security, methods, crimes of the powerful, critical and queer studies.

Brandy received a PhD from Monash University in 2017 and a MS from Portland State University in 2012.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University, Australia
  • MSc, Portland State University, USA
  • BA Criminology, Cum Laude with Honours, Portland State University, USA

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 Cochrane, B. (200901). Harms at the Crossroads of Carework and Irregular Migration. Journal of Refugee Studies, 33(3), (500-520).

doi: 10.1093/jrs/fey056

2013 Pickering, S., & Cochrane, B. (130201). Irregular border-crossing deaths and gender: Where, how and why women die crossing borders. Theoretical Criminology, 17(1), (27-48).

doi: 10.1177/1362480612464510

2013 Cochrane, B., McGurrin, D., Jahn, A., & Jarrell, M. (130101). White collar crime representation in the criminological literature revisited, 2001-2010. Western Criminology Review, (3-19).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor

Other supervision of research students

Crimes Against Humanity; Wage Theft; Sex Work; Immigration Detention

Teaching activities & experience

Brandy has taught into criminology subjects within the College of Law and Justice for the past year, including:

 

Brandy is also the Unit Coordinator for Corporate Crime and a unit that will go live in 2021, titled Crime Across Borders (LCR3002).

Before teaching at VU, Brandy taught criminology courses at Deakin University, Monash University and Portland State University.

Deakin University

Lecturing, Unit Coordinator, Curriculum Development, Tutoring and Marking

  • Crime, Terrorism and Security (Second Year)

Lecturing, Campus Coordinator, Curriculum Development, Tutoring and Marking

  • International Crime and Justice (Third Year)

Tutoring, Marking

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (First Year)
  • Crime and the Media (Second Year)

Monash University

Curriculum Development

  • Global Crime and Justice (Third Year),
  • International Crime and Justice (Third Year),
  • Gender, Sex and Crime (Second Year)

Guest Lectures

  • ‘Border Securitisation’ in Crime, Risk, & Security (Third Year)
  • ‘Surveillance’ in Crime, Risk, & Security (Third Year)
  • The Criminology of Mobility’ in Race, Crime, & Difference (Second Year)
  • ‘Border Security’ Panel in Crime, Risk, & Security (Third Year)

Subject Coordination

  • Global Crime and Justice (Third Year)

Sessional Tutoring

  • Global Crime and Justice (Third Year)
  • International Crime and Justice (Third Year)
  • Understanding Crime (First Year)
  • Prisons, Power, and Punishment (Third Year)
  • Additional Marking and Assessment
  • Crime, Media and Culture (Second Year)
  • Gender, Sex and Crime (Second Year)

Portland State University (Criminology)

Lecturer, Curriculum Development, Subject Coordination

  • Criminology Capstone (Fourth Year)

Sessional Tutoring

  • Criminal Justice Research (Fourth Year)
  • Juvenile Offenders (Second Year)
  • Offender Rehabilitation (Third Year)
  • Policing (Second Year)

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Nov 2017 - Present
Lecturer
Deakin University
Mar 2014 - Dec 2017
Research Assistant, Tutor, Guest Lecturer
Monash University
Sep 2011 - Nov 2013
Tutor
Portland State University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Nov 2017 -
Present
Lecturer
Deakin University
Mar 2014 -
Dec 2017
Research Assistant, Tutor, Guest Lecturer
Monash University
Sep 2011 -
Nov 2013
Tutor
Portland State University