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Marcus Sibley

PhD Candidate (Legal Studies)

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My research explores how criminalized subjectivities intersect with legal discourses surrounding regulation, risk, and governance. I am particularly interested in the ways criminalized groups attempt to (re)constitute their own subjectivities through narratives of risk and affect in an effort to negotiate and maneuver through competing identities of criminality and victimhood. In keeping with these areas of interest, my tentative doctoral research explores affective narratives that emerge through calls for a national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and how these discursive constructions shape understandings of risk, vulnerability, and victimization.

Research Interests

  • Criminal Subjectivities
  • Risk, Vulnerability, and Affect
  • Governmentality
  • Sex work
  • Domestic Violence
  • Victimology

PhD Supervisors

Dawn Moore & Dale Spencer


  • Master of Arts, Legal Studies, Carleton University (2015). Supervisor: Dawn Moore
  • B.A (Hons.) Criminology & Anthropology (minor), York University (2013)

Awards and Distinctions

2015- Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement

2015- SSHRC – Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship

2013- SSHRC – Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS (Master’s)


Sibley, M. A. (2015), EMILY VAN DER MUELEN, ELYA M. DURISIN, and VICTORIA LOVE, eds., Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013, ix + 335 p, index. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 52: 105–108. (Book Review)