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Jennifer Kilty

Investigator

Degrees:Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)
Email:jkilty@uOttawa.ca

Dr. Jennifer M. Kilty is Full Professor and Chair in the Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa. A critical prison studies scholar, her research examines issues of criminalization, punishment and incarceration – often at the nexus of health and mental health. She has published works on conditions of confinement, carceral segregation practices, the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure, prison education and pedagogy, and the mental health experiences of criminalized people. Her edited and authored books include: Demarginalizing Voices: Commitment, Emotion and Action in Qualitative Research (2014, UBC Press), Within the Confines: Women and the Law in Canada (2014, Women’s Press), Containing Madness: Gender and ‘Psy’ in Institutional Contexts (2018, Palgrave), and the Enigma of a Violent Woman: A Critical Examination of the Case of Karla Homolka (2016, Routledge).