Janice Aurini
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PAS 2064
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    Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), City Life and Well-being: The Grey Zone of Health and Illness

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    Kieran Bonner
    519-884-8111 x28242
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    SH 2005

    Interests: Radical Interpretive Theory and Methodology (e.g, Ethnomethodology, Hermeneutics, Analysis), Culture, (e.g., Health, City, Urban/Rural, Ancient Athens), Power (e.g., Parent/Child), Socratic Tradition of Inquiry

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    Philip Boyle
    519-888-4567 x 41577
    Location: 
    PAS 2051

    Interests: Security, Policing, Resilience, Urban Governance, Emergencies & Disasters and Public Safety.

    For Sociology undergraduate inquiries, please email: soc-associatechair@uwaterloo.ca.

    For research and teaching inquiries, please email: philip.boyle@uwaterloo.ca.

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    519-884-8111 x28257
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    SH 2011

    Interests: International Law, Global Justice, Political/Social Theory and Law

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    SH 2009

    Interests: historical relation between law and capitalism that combines legal theory and political economy.

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    Location: 
    LIB 237
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    Dissertation/Research area

    Patrick's dissertation research examines frontline social interactions between border services officers (BSOs) and members of various travelling publics. (Funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

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    Allison Chenier
    Location: 
    PAS 2061
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    Administration
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    Dissertation/ Research area

    Youth crime, Social networks, Female delinquency

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    Martin Cooke
    519-888-4567 x 43554
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    PAS 2451

    Interests: Population health, social inequality and the life course. Jointly appointed in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies and School of Public Health and Health Systems. Cross appointed to the School of Pharmacy.

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    Lorne Dawson
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    Location: 
    PAS 2041

    Interests: Terrorism, Sociology of Religion, and Sociological Theory

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    Location: 
    SH 2007

    Interests: Criminology, Legal Studies

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    Chair, Stauts of Women & Equity Committee, Faculty Associate of the University of Waterloo
    519-888-4567 x 47768
    Location: 
    PAS 2059

    Interests: Sociology of Health, Social Determinants of Health, Comparative Health Care Systems, Health, Illness and Society

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    Owen Gallupe
    519-888-4567 x 43361
    Location: 
    PAS 2055

    Interests: Individual and group offending dynamics, substance use, social networks, drug dealing/smuggling

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    519-888-4567 x 48688
    Location: 
    PAS 2047
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    SUZAN ILCAN
    519-888-4567 x 41022
    Location: 
    PAS 2063

    Interests: Migration and mobility studies; Border studies; Political sociology, Critical development and humanitarian aid

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    Dissertation/ Research area

    Interpretive Sociology, Heritage, Museums, Culture, Art

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    Dissertation/Research area

    Patrick's dissertation research examines frontline social interactions between border services officers (BSOs) and members of various travelling publics. (Funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

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    Kristina Llewellyn
    519-884-4404 x28631
    Location: 
    REN 0101C

    Interests: History of Education; Sociology of Education; Gender, Democracy and Schooling; The Teaching Profession; Civics Curriculum; Global Citizenship Education; Oral History; Qualitative Methods

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    Barry McClinchey

    Interests: Canadian Political Economy, Primary Resources, Sociology of the Family, Rural Sociology, Social Change, Gender, Feminist and Marxian Theory

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    John McLevey
    519-888-4567 x 41938
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    EV1 - 212

    Interests: Social Networks, Sociology of Science and Science Policy, Information Science, Computational Social Science, Political Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Research Methods

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    Faculty
    519-888-4567 x 49161
    Location: 
    PAS 2033

    Interests: Surveillance, Security, Policing, Technology, Social Control / Regulation, Privacy, Human Rights. 

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    519-888-4567 x 45190
    Location: 
    PAS 2065

    Interests: Criminology, Victimology, Sexuality and the Law, Gender

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    RDC Analyst, South Western Ontario Research Data Centre, Department of Sociology, University of Waterloo

    Interests: Analysis of Complex Survey Data

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    Daniel O'Connor
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    Location: 
    PAS 2056

    Interests: Security and Policing, Borders and Governance, Regulation and Law, Social Theory

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    Dissertation/Research area

    Manjit's research focuses on how the South Asian gang phenomenon in Western Canada has been problematized and governed by authorities and how various stakeholders (government and non-government actors) problematize risk..

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    Graduate students
    519-884-4404 x28602
    Location: 
    REN 2609

    Interests: Gender Inequality and Homelessness, Single Parents Mental Health, Aboriginal Poverty and Canada's Furr-Families: The Role of Pets in the Health and Well-Being of Canadians.

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    Robert Prus

    Interests: Symbolic Interaction, Social Psychology, Deviance, Classical Greek and Latin Scholarship, Rhetoric, Religion, Poetics and Entertainment, Education and Scholarship, Philosophy, Ethnohistory, Marketplace Activity, Management

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    PAS 2024
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    Sharon Roberts
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    Location: 
    REN 0101A

    Interests: Transition to adulthood; identity resolution; youth and risk-taking; eating disorders; mental health; primary healthcare evaluation; furries

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    Dissertation Topic

    Currently Rowland’s doctoral research draws upon the techniques of autoethnography and border thinking/border gnosis to examine the formation of First Nations & Native American identity within the biopolitical, affective, juridical and philosophical imaginings of the United States & Canada through his own lived experiences as a diasporic, urban and liminaly enrolled Indigenous person. Rowland’s work situates this identity formation within the structures of settler colonialism, in particular the logic of elimination, and examines how the official means by which it takes place effects a “biogenic extension of frontier homicide.” He also examines how self-determined and decolonial notions of identity within contemporary Indigenous community both mesh with and exist beyond official categorization, as well as the processes of new Indigenous identity formation, in particular within the urban setting.

    Research area

    Critical Indigenous Studies; Settler Colonial Studies; Coloniality & Modernity; Decoloniality & Decolonial Theory; Phenomenology; Genealogical Critique; Indigenous Identity; Politics of Refusal; Grounded Normativity; Biopower & Biopolitics; Ideology & Hegemony; Affect Studies & Affect Theory; Critique of Political Ontology; Historical Materialism.

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    Kanika's doctoral research will explore the factors that contribute to the formation of youth perceptions of social injustice and how these perceptions of injustice impact criminal behavior and other life outcomes.

    Research area

    Juvenile Delinquency, Policing, Social Inequality, Criminal Justice Process 

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    Brian's dissertation research looks at the intersection between surveillance and new media. Specifically, he is interested in how software has come to structure identity politics and activism both online and off.  

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    Jennifer Schulenberg
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    Location: 
    PAS 2032

    Interests: Policing, Criminology, Youth justice, Quantitative and qualitative research methods

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    Rashmee Singh
    519-888-4567 x 43020
    Location: 
    PAS 2060

    Interests: Post-Colonial Feminist Thought, Gender Violence, Civil Society-State Relations, Governance and Regulation, Sociology of Law, Criminology

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    Dissertation/ Research area

    Policing, Policing Strategies, HR management, organizational theory, research methods.

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    Graduate students
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    519-888-4567 x 46648
    Location: 
    PAS 2029

    Interests: Border criminology; immigration detention; deportation; punishment; parole and re-entry; postcolonial, antiracist, and feminist thought; critical border and migration studies; qualitative research methods

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    Keith Warriner

    Interests: Methodology and Statistics, Rural Sociology, Social Psychology, Environment and Resources

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    Jennifer R. Whitson
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    Location: 
    PAS 2025

    Interests:  Sociology of Digital Media, Governance of Online Spaces; Game and Software Studies, Surveillance Studies, Qualitative Methods

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    Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme
    519-888-4567 x 45187
    Location: 
    PAS 2027

    Interests: sociology of religion; quantitative methods; Canadian studies; immigration and ethnicity; social change; political sociology

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    Dissertation/ Research area

    Policing, police discretion and decision-making, policing strategies, homicide studies, socio-legal responses to crime, research methods. Funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.

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    School of Criminology, University of Montreal.
    Project entitled: “Creating Social Education on Jihadism: A Way to Counter Violent Extremism.” co-supervised by Dr. Lorne Dawson, Professor, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo and Project Director, Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society and Dr. Vivek Venkatesh, Associoate Professor of Education, Concordia University, UNESCO co-Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, and Director, Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance.  

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    Location: 
    PAS 1091

    Research Interests: Criminology, Domestic Violence

    Research Supervisor: Dr. Rashmee Singh

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    519-888-4567 x 42606
    Location: 
    PAS 2050
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    Carry Derome
    519-888-4567 x 47643
    Location: 
    PAS 2045
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    Student advising (course selection, academic planning, academic success); scheduling (courses and exams); Undergraduate Calendar updates
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    519-884-8111 x28233
    Location: 
    SH 2008

    Interests: Jurisprudence and Critical Legal Theory; Labour Migration Law; Employment and Labour Law; Transformative Law and Economics; The Idea of Nation, Citizenship and Home; De-coloniality and Post-structuralism; Eco-philosophy, Ecology and Law

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    Location: 
    SH 2220

    Interests: Sociology of gender, Critical Femininities, Femme Theory, intersectional analyses, sexual and gender diversity, gender and power, violence, prejudice and discrimination, feminist theory, queer theory, transgender studies, social inequality, femininities, femme, femmephobia, anti-femininity, fashion and aesthetics.

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    I am currently in my second term of the MA Sociology program, intending on completing a Major Research Paper within the realm of Political Sociology and Social Policy. I will be focusing primarily on sexual violence and the law in my research.

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    Ivy Zhiyuan Li

    Ivy’s research mainly focuses on migration policies, immigrants & refugees, wellbeing of older immigrants, governance, mobility politics, and social justice. Specifically, her dissertation critically examines the parents/grandparents sponsorship (PGP) immigration program from a governmentality perspective, as well as explores lived experience of PGP immigrants and analyzes how the interplay of immigration policy with other social, economic, cultural, and political factors shapes and affects the life trajectory, wellbeing and ageing of older Chinese immigrant parents in Canada.

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    Dru Morrison

    I am currently in my first year as a Ph.D candidate and my research is interested in terrorism, nationalism and social systems theory. Particularly, I am interested in Canadian counter-terrorism policy and how it uses the nation to organize a response to terrorism in its various forms. Theoretically, I am influenced by the work of Niklas Luhmann and Talcott Parsons, though this is a recent development. My past research was heavily influenced by Paul Rabinow’s interpretation of Michel Foucault for the purposes of anthropology and ethnography. Both my BA (Social Anthropology) and MA (Social Anthropology) were completed at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My hometown is Sackville, New Brunswick, a small-town near the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border that is on traditional Mi’kmaq land and is called home by generations of settlers, Acadian, Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and Métis folk.

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    My research area– Examining the forms and effects of human trafficking in Ethiopia, while comparing the country’s longstanding history of ethnic federalism and its possible connection to human trafficking. 

    Area’s of Interest – Analyzing how racial, ethnic, and national identities are created and enacted, human trafficking, international migration, race relations, refugee status and immigration. 

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    Jessica Gill

    Jessica Gill is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies. Her research interests lie broadly at the intersection of gender-based violence (GBV), critical feminist thought, and technology studies. Her dissertation focuses on examining the barriers that victim-survivors of GBV encounter when attempting to access support services within the context of Ontario and, more specifically, seeks to explore counter-hegemonic approaches to tackling GBV. Jessica holds an M.A. in Health Policy and Equity Studies and a B.Ed. from York University, and a B.Sc. (Hon.) from the University of Toronto specializing in Mental Health Studies and Women and Gender Studies.

    Research interests: gender-based violence; intimate partner violence; intersectionality; critical race theory; postcolonial thought; feminist legal theory; social and public policy; qualitative and mixed-method research; technology; neoliberalism; social inequality; sociology of education; knowledge mobilizatio

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    Research: the development and uptake of Bayesian statistical methods in Social Scientific and Social Network Analytic contexts.  

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    Jacob Legault-Leclair

    Jacob Legault-Leclair est actuellement étudiant au doctorat en sociologie à l’Université de Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Il se spécialise en méthode quantitative, en sociologie de l’immigration et la sociologie des religions. Sa thèse de maîtrise, effectuée en sociologie à l’Université d’Ottawa, portait sur les déterminants culturels de la migration entre l’Ontario et le Québec. Il a aussi travaillé les caractéristiques sociodémographiques des Québécois relativement à la Loi 21. Dans le cadre de ses études doctorales, il s'intéresse au rapport entre la migration et la sécularisation et aux liens qu'ont ces transformations démographiques sur la gestion politique du religieux au Canada et en France.

    Jacob Legault-Leclair is currently a PhD student in sociology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He specializes in quantitative methods, sociology of immigration and sociology of religion. His master's thesis, carried out in sociology at the University of Ottawa, focused on the cultural factors shaping migration between Ontario and Québec. He also worked on the socio-demographic characteristics of Québecois in relation to Bill 21. His doctoral work focuses on the relationship between migration and secularization and how these demographic transformations affect the political regulation of religion in Canada and France.

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    Areas of Study:  Terrorism, Radicalization, National Security, Deviance 

    My dissertation focuses on how and why academic research into terrorism is used by intelligence professionals in Canada and the factors or barriers that may be affecting the use of this research. Further, it looks at how we can improve the mobilization of knowledge and research as it relates to countering terrorism and violent extremism.

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    Tyler’s dissertation research is focused on methods of studying misinformation, with an emphasis on its production, patterns of dissemination, and social impact. This research includes large-scale data analysis using computational social science methods from the fields of social network analysis, machine learning, and natural language processing. Most of this analysis is performed in Python and is focused on data from Reddit and Twitter.

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    Jenniffer's doctoral research offers a feminist genealogy of the institutional practices and responses to women victim-offenders charged with domestic assault in the first Domestic Violence Courts in various jurisdictions across Ontario. This historical account will trace how the criminal justice system came to be seen by many as a logical component of the violence against women movement and its consequences on women criminalized for domestic violence.

    Research Area: violence against women, social inequality, law and society, social movements, mixed methods

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    Ashley Ryan

    Ashley's research focuses on peer influence and offending. Her current dissertation research explores the motivations behind peer pressure and the strategies that accompany them.  

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    I am a PhD candidate in Sociology and Legal Studies. My areas of study include criminology, political sociology, and social stratification and inequality. My current dissertation seeks to examine the 'defund the police' movement and what this would look like in Canada. I have completed comprehensive exams in social inequality with a specialization in Indigenous issues and qualitative research methods. 

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    Stacey Colliver

    Stacey’s dissertation research focuses on online governance and self-regulation, community management and content moderation. Specifically, she is interested in exploring how online platforms' content moderation policies are developed and whose knowledge is valued in this process. 

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    For his PhD research, Nima is studying terrorism and political violence, and more specifically the motivations for religious terrorism.  His dissertation examines the role of religiously inspired fears as a motivation for jihadist terrorism.

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    Ali Mostolizadeh

    Ali Mostolizadeh is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Waterloo. Ali is interested in applying creative arts and visual methodologies to his research. As a cinematographer and documentary filmmaker, Ali has been involved in making the films representing findings of his academic works through reinforcing stories of non-dominant communities. Ali's research interests include: Mobilities, Migration, Tourism and Identity, Social  justice, Displacement, Visual methodologies, Documentary methodologies.Ali's PhD project, under supervision of Dr. Suzan Ilcan- unpacks Australia's off-shore detention regime for asylum seekers and develops insight into the alternative knowledge system and the counter-narratives that have been shaped by individual and collective resistance of detained refugees on Manus Island. Specifically, Ali's study sheds light on the resistance, advocacy and survival of Behrouz Boochani who is globally known as the 'voice of Manus Island'. He has become a phenomenon and a public face of resistance to Australian off-shore detention. To identify the networks of resistance on Manus, a number of artists/activists/journalists/academics/ writers/former detainees who have collaborated with Boochani since 2013 were interviewed. Ali's dissertation includes a visual chapter which is a documentary film about resistance, advocacy and survival of Behrouz Boochani.

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    Emerson LaCroix

    I am a PhD student in the department of Sociology & Legal Studies, substantively focused on educational sociology. My research investigates the institutionalization of experiential education in Ontario universities. Using organizational theory and qualitative methods I am analyzing the impact this process has on the professional logics of organizational actors, and the broader implications of shifting institutional logics in the field of higher education. Complimentary research interests include social theory, work and organizations, and qualitative research methods. 

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    My research areas include interpersonal violence, victimization, and policy. My dissertation research focuses on institutional responses to technology-facilitated sexual violence (e.g. revenge porn, dissemination of images, etc.). My research is qualitative and utilizes interviews, digital methodologies, and unobtrusive document analyses.

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    My research on social policy involves a critical focus on Harm Reduction and the Social Determinants of Health in Ontario. I am in the MA Thesis Coop option.

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    Abeer Baig

    Abeer has a BA from University of Toronto and is currently an MA Student in the Social and Legal Studies coursework program. Her area of interest is in policymaking, Law and Society, and postcolonial, feminist, and Marxist discourse.

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    Jamal Hejazi

    Jamal's doctoral research examines topics of business contingency planning and emergency preparedness. 

    Research area 

    Contingency Planning, Policy, Health, Health and Safety, Law and Society, Governance, and Research Methods.

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    Ellora Elysse Jones

    My dissertation examines how the various players within an Indigenous Peoples' court influence the court process and make decisions in relation to the court’s cases. Specifically, I look at how, and whether, court officials consider the multiple ways in which structural oppressions related to gender and Indigeneity render women uniquely vulnerable to criminalization.

    My research interests more broadly are justice system alternatives and restorative justice. 

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