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Anita Grace

PhD Candidate (Legal Studies)

My research focuses on women’s reintegration and employment, bridging studies in critical criminology with research on gender and precarious employment. I’m interested in the governance of criminalized women and their barriers to socio-economic inclusion.

I hold a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship (2016-2019) and have a master’s degree in Conflict Studies from Ottawa’s Saint Paul University.

Within Carleton’s Law and Legal Studies Department, I currently serve as the TA Mentor, and as an RA in various research projects. In 2016, I taught an Enrichment Mini-Course Program (EMCP) course entitled ‘Homelessness: What’s law got to do with it?’


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Research areas of interest:

  • criminalization and legal regulation of women
  • gender and precarious labour
  • theories of governance and discipline
  • critical criminology and feminist scholarship


  • Master of Human Sciences, Conflict Studies, Saint Paul University (2010)
  • Graduate Diploma, Journalism, Concordia University (2000)
  • BA, High Honours, English, University of Saskatchewan (1999)


Grace, Anita. (2015) “Within the Confines: Women and the Law in Canada – Book Review.” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit, 27(2): 186-190.

Grace, Anita. (2015) “Racialization, crime, and criminal justice in Canada – Book Review.” Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice, 18(2): 250-252.