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Vicki Chartrand


Degrees:PhD. (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Phone:819-822-9600 x 2409

Dr. Vicki Chartrand is a Mama and Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Bishop’s University, Québec and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Criminology Department. Her current research is concerned with three interrelated areas: 1) the historical links between the criminal justice system and settler colonialism and how colonialism is deployed throughout the justice system today; 2) Indigenous grassroots work to address violence against Indigenous women; 3) alternative understandings and practices of justice and accountability embedded in anti-violence and anti-colonial frameworks. Through a Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) emerging scholars grant, Dr. Chartrand is documenting the initiatives of Indigenous families and communities of the disappeared and murdered Indigenous women. Other research includes prison and COVID-19, women and prison release, institutional violence, pedagogy and abolition, and prison education. In addition to her research she is the recipient of the 2017/2018 Divisional Teaching Award. She is also the founder and Director of the Centre for Justice Exchange – a research centre for community justices and accountability – She is the Prisoner Struggles Editor for the Journal of Prisoners on Prison and sits on the Editorial Boards of the Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, Canadian Journal of Criminal Justice, Decolonization of Criminology and Justice, and the Journal of Prisoners on Prison. Dr. Chartrand also has over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit, government, and voluntary sectors that includes advocating for and with women and children, Indigenous communities, and prisoners.