About Andrea Beckmann
After receiving a First Class Masters degree in Social Pedagogy at Cologne, Germany, Andrea worked in a half-way house (for people diagnosed as psychotic or schizophrenic and people with borderline symptoms) in Bonn, Germany. During this time she was involved in various forms of therapeutic case- and group-work as well as having the administrative tasks of a social pedagogue. Andrea then obtained a First Class Masters degree in Criminology from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and then conducted social research for her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. Her resulting work on consensual 'SM' was/is considered as 'groundbreaking'. From September 1997 Andrea worked as a tutor for 'Ordinary Criminology at the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Edinburgh. She moved to the then University of Lincolnshire and Humberside in October 1998. At the University Andrea has constructed and contributed to a variety of second and third year modules in Criminology. She aims to integrate her broad work and research based experiences into her teaching to enable students to more easily comprehend complex theory.

Andrea's research portfolio encompasses the study of dimensions of ‘bio-politics’ e.g. 'sexual perversions’, public representations of normative 'bodies' and their relationship to formations of power as well as a fundamental critique of neoliberal governance. Andrea peer-reviews academic articles for ‘Sexualities’, forĀ  ‘Critical Studies in Education’ as well as for ‘Social Science & Medicine’.
She is representative of the British/Irish section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control and Secretary of the Hulsman Foundation.
In September 2013 Andrea was invited to talk at a CritSex Up North event on religion and sexuality and she was an invited contributor at HowTheLightGetsIn, the music and philosophy festival, at Hay on Wye in June 2012.


Department Responsibilities
Module co-ordinator for 'Challenging and Employing criminological theories' Module co-ordinator for 'Body Politics' Faculty Ethics board member

Qualifications
Dipl. Soz. Paed. (Cologne) Dipl. Krim. (Hamburg) Ph.D. (Edinburgh) Awards Andrea Beckmann's book "The Social Construction of Sexuality and Perversion" was nominated for the Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Award of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality [an award for the most distinguished book written for the professional sexological community, recognizing outstanding scholarship in the field of sexology].

Professional Affiliations
European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control