An Nuytiens is a postdoctoral researcher and professor at the Crime & Society research group (CRiS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is a founding member of the interdisciplinary research group Voicing Youth at Social Risk (VOIC). She conducted studies on restorative youth justice, transfer of juvenile offenders to Adult Court and youth offenders’ profiles and delinquent pathways. Her work currently focuses on life histories and criminal careers of female prisoners, delinquent pathways of girls in the juvenile justice system, gendered pathways to crime and prison, motherhood in prison and on Romani girls in the youth / criminal justice system. An is currently working on a Strategic Research Program Crime & Society: New Challenges, and focuses in her work package on methodological, ethical and theoretical implications of researching voices of vulnerable populations and crime control practices. An is currently preparing a research project (with Sofie De Bus and Olga Petintseva), aimed at voicing Romani girls and women who came into contact with police and justice, using visual and art-based methods.