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Sheryl Hamilton



Sheryl Hamilton, a Canada Research Professor in Communications, Law and Governance, is an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

She represents the emerging generation of leadership in Canada and will provide guidance on issues of importance to the country while promoting Canadian achievements in the arts, humanities and sciences around the world.

Hamilton, an associate professor in Carleton’s Department of Law and Legal Studies and the School of Journalism and Communication, is focusing on three major projects – living in a pandemic culture, exploring the important roles that high-profile Supreme Court of Canada cases play in Canadian public life and exploring the ways in which law and the senses collide.

A former Canada Research Chair, she has taught courses in areas such as cultural studies of law, intellectual property, legal personhood, media law and cultural regulation.