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