Gwenola Ricordeau has been an assistant professor at the California State University, Chico (United States) since 2017. She was previously an associate professor at the University of Lille 1. Her research interests include prisoners’ relatives, sexuality in prison and critique of the prison system. She authored Les detenus et leurs proches [Prisoners and their relatives] (Paris, Autrement, 2008). She coedited, with Régis Schlagdenhauffen, “Sexuality and penal institutions” (Champ penal / Penal Field, 2016).