By Mary Giles
Photos by Bryan Gagnon
Hollis Moore joins the Faculty of Public Affairs from the Department of Anthropology at University of Toronto. Previously, she served as the Dean’s Visiting Scholar at Eastern Kentucky’s School of Justice Studies. In this capacity, Moore taught courses on critical social justice and had the opportunity to lead a week-long service-learning trip to New Orleans.
At Carleton this year, Moore is teaching undergraduate courses on the criminal justice system and global practices of incarceration.
Moore’s new research builds on the intensive participant observation research that she has been conducting in and around prisons in Northeast Brazil for the last decade. “It focuses on the life trajectories of young people who I first met when they were wards of a shelter for children with incarcerated parents,” she says.
“Now, many of them have left the shelter and are struggling to keep life going in the face of poverty, uneven carceral expansion, and gendered anti-Black state violence. Some have been reunited with formerly incarcerated parents, some have become young mothers, and two young men have been killed — one by a police officer. All of these young people are targets of the criminal justice system. I’m interested in how they understand and pursue safety as well as how their lives and future horizons have been shaped by carcerality.”
While she is not travelling for research and teaching, and spending as much time outdoors as possible, Moore enjoys building dollhouses and playing strategic board games.
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