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Kelly Struthers Montford

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Degrees:Ph.D. (University of Alberta)
Email:ksm@ryerson.ca
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Dr. Kelly Struthers Montford is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at Toronto Metropolitan University. Her research examines captivity, power, and political ontology in carceral locations. Prior to joining TMU, Dr. Struthers Montford was a tenure-track professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. From 2016 to 2019 she was a postdoctoral fellow in Punishment, Law, and Social Theory at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto where her work included civil liberties cases on solitary confinement in Canada, research projects examining the links between child welfare apprehensions and the criminalization of Indigenous women, the SSHRC-funded Prison Transparency Project, and various work on risk assessment, gender, and race. She has previously worked as the Senior Advisor to the Independent Expert on Human Rights and Corrections for the Province of Ontario, has served as an expert witness in which she mobilized PTP data, and currently consults for the Canadian Human Rights Commission on the relationship between security classification,  gender, and race. She is the co-editor of Colonialism and Animality (Routledge 2020) and Disability and Animality (Routledge 2020), and Building Abolition: Decarceration and Social Justice (Routledge 2021). Her work has also been published in Aggression and Violent Behavior, the Journal of Food Law and Policy, Radical Philosophy Review, the New Criminal Law Review, philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism, the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Societies, and the PhaenEx Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, as well as in various edited collections.