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Akintunde Akinleye

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Akintunde recently received an M.A. in Film Studies at Carleton University with a specialization in African Studies. Before coming to Carleton, he had worked as a photojournalist in Nigeria for nearly two decades, traveling west and central Africa for Reuters news agency, after a few years of working at a local news media organization. An ardent follower of Stuart Hall and his critical race theory, Akintunde’s research work will focus on how archival films and other visual materiality communicate black representation in popular culture, examining their impacts on post-modernist construction of Afro-centrism. Akintunde had earlier studied for two graduate degrees in Mass Communication and Educational Technology at the University of Lagos in Nigeria.

Website: www.akintundeakinleye.com

Meysoon Amin

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Meysoon is a recent graduate of the MSc program in Capacity Development and Extension at the University of Guelph. Following the completion of her master’s thesis on upland rice cultivation and gender empowerment, she has had the opportunity to work with several NGOs in her native Sudan, as well as many local organizations focused on agribusiness development. As a Ph.D student she hopes to conduct research on the geopolitical, economic and social aspects associated with gender-sensitive rice learning and technology adoption within rural communities. Geographic areas of interest include: Sub-Saharan Africa and Sudan.


Jasmeet Bahia

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: White supremacy; white rage; white fright; race wars; white male shooters; gun control; post-colonialism; anti-racism; racism in academia.

Deanna Bogaski

M.A. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Environmental anthropology; resource development and management; environmental change; built adaptation; Canadian Indigenous peoples; settler- colonialism; decolonization; food sovereignty; sustainability; policy implications; human- nature relationships.

Vivianna Boiles-Leonard

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Heritage; South Africa; commodification; identity politics; memory studies; tourism; nationalism; public history and affect.


Courtney Cameron

M.A. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Biological, environmental and socio-cultural determinants of health; nutrition and well-being; children’s health and development; ethnomedicine cross-culturally; Shamanism and healing; Canadian Aboriginal populations and Central American populations.

Warren Clarke

Ph.D. Sociology candidate

Areas of Interest: Warren Clarke is an anthropologist who graduated from the University of Guelph. Warren’s master’s thesis research, titled “Youth Outreach Work: Using Solidarity to Empower Marginalized Youth”, explored the practices that Toronto Youth Outreach Workers (YOWs) use to build reciprocal relationships with marginalized youth. A key finding that emerge from his research was that YOWs intentionally reveal their own vulnerability as a practice to support marginalized youth, it can build a relationship of solidarity between marginalized youth and YOWs, which in turn has positive implications for program successes. The data and insights provided in his research report will be useful to know how to work in relation with marginalized youth, and to advocate for the well-being of young people, Anthropologists or not. As a Ph.D Sociology student Warren continues his research in the area of Solidarity; Marginalized Youth; Outreach Work; Social Determinants of Health among Black in Ontario and Quebec.

Rosamond Colton

M.A. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: The anthropology of food; food sovereignty, food security; kinship relationships; decolonization; more-than-human beings; collaborative research with Indigenous people.

Andrew Crosby

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Andrew has a broad set of research interests including settler-colonial security governance; protest policing and surveillance; social movement mobilization and suppression; gentrification; the settler-colonial city; border securitization and criminalization of asylum seekers; settler-Indigenous relations; enforcement of cannabis legalization.

Abigail Curlew

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Abigail Curlew is a journalist, doctoral researcher, and trans feminist who specializes in advocacy around LGBTQ+ human rights, surveillance studies, and research around social media, doxxing, and trolls. Her past work ranges from grassroots organizing, work with non-profit organizations, media liaison work, and independent journalism. She received a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral fellowship and a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarship for her ethnographic research which examines practices of do-it-yourself (DIY) policing and surveillance deployed against trans feminine activists, journalists, and scholars by anti-trans vigilante trolls. Using a blend of ethnography and investigative journalism, her doctoral work seeks to illuminate practices of vitriolic digital vigilantes as they go about the work of bullying, harassment, and other transgressive practices. She is currently writing a book titled DIY Gender Police: Doxxing, (Trans)Misogyny, and the Blight of Far-Right Digital Abuse for Between the Lines press which should debut in the coming year. Her by-lines have appeared in Briarpatch Magazine, The Conversation, and Vice Canada.

Website: https://medium.com/@abigail.curlew

Evan Curley

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Sociology of culture; artistic production; the State; phenomenology.

Website: https://evancurley.com


Emerich Daroya

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Emerich is a recipient of Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) for his doctoral research on the effects of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on gay and other men who have sex with men’s sexualities. His MA thesis focused on racism in gay communities. Other interests include: queer theory, HIV/AIDS, feminist science and technology studies, new materialisms, sexuality studies, and race and racism.

Academia: https://carleton-ca.academia.edu/EmerichDaroya

Erika Di Loreto

M.A. Sociology study

Areas of Interest: Critical criminology; legalization and drug policy; racial disparities in the criminal justice system; social justice; policing; sociology of terrorism; quantitative research methods.


Jared Epp

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Phenomenology; mental health; homelessness; anthropology of psychiatry; negotiation of self and identity; alterity; otherness; intersubjectivity; addiction; ethno-cultural differences of self- mental illness and healing; diaspora; indigeneity; urban anthropology; social work practices.

Cihan Erdal

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Erdal’s M.A. thesis focused on the reproduction of abilik (big brotherhood), a form of institutionalized hierarchy based on age, experience, and gender faced by youth in the left political space of Turkey in the 2000s. Before coming to Carleton, in addition to his prior academic work and research, as an activist he took roles in several initiatives particularly on youth, left, LGBTI+, co-designed and co-organized national and international projects and programs with the activist youth in Turkey and Europe. Erdal also hosted a weekly web-based TV program on youth and politics in 2017. His areas on interest include: youth sociology; activist youth culture; social/political generations; gerontocracy and ageism in political space; intersectionality, queer theory, and feminist approaches; social movements; memory of leftist movements; modern and contemporary political philosophy and history of political thought; collective memory theory; diaspora theory and Anatolian diasporas; sociology of literature.


Kirsten Francescone

Ph.D. Anthropology and Political Economy student

Areas of Interest: Extractive cities; labour and work; mineral economies; gendered production; colonial mining history

Regions of Interest: Bolivia and Canada


Sarah George

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Sarah George’s areas of interest are African studies and sociologies of race, gender and knowledge. She is a Pan-Africanist focused on anti-Blackness and anti-African imperialisms at the intersections of neocolonialism and Black subject formation in the African diaspora. Her work is centered on Black liberation and decolonization of critical knowledge production. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s thesis in Sociology with a specialization in African Studies. Sarah’s thesis seeks to explore the efficacy of the concept “anti-Blackness” in the formation of political solidarity, identity and belonging amongst ACB immigrants and refugees in Canada. She is currently serving her community as the Co-President of the Institute of African Studies’ Graduate Student Association.


Tyler Hale

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: User research and consumer insight; science and technology studies; mobility and automobility; symbolic anthropology; phenomenology.

Kent Hall

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Kent’s M.A. thesis focused on the construction and realization of recreational ethics in contested and fragile public spaces such as national and provincial/state parks. Continuing in this field, his Ph.D. work examines relations between recreational groups and Indigenous activists with particular interest in the mediating effects of policies governing public lands and challenges to and opportunities for solidarity. Other interests include: environmental sociology; genealogy; phenomenology; sociology of sport; public lands management; ethics; decolonization; liberatory practices; rock climbing.

Adam Harris

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Adam Harris is a criminologist/ sociologist who completed his B.A Undergraduate degree from Carleton University. Adam is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at Carleton University. His master’s thesis is focused on exploring targeted policing methods of homeless individuals within the Ottawa region, and how it impacts the homeless community. For the past four years, Adam has been an active city of Ottawa volunteer and worker with at risk youth, where his aim has been to program activities for youth to enjoy. His work is centered around critiquing social ostracization through the practice of social norms. Other interests include: sociology of deviance; youth homelessness, and the criminalization of vulnerable populations

Seamus Hodgins

M.A. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: middle-classness; Mainstream North American culture; anthropology of consumption; the Ontario craft beer community; identity; political economy.


Rachel Jobson

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: crip theory; queer theory; crip/queer futurity; marriage and the family; conjugality and conjugal law; polyamory/ethical non-monogamy; mononormativity; kink studies; gender and sexuality; critical disability studies; chronic pain; disability and sexuality; social constructions of deviance; ethics of care; anticapitalism; parenting; mutual aid; anarchism; care networks and non-normative families; ethnography; law and social regulation.

Genevieve Johnston

Ph.D. Sociology student and Vanier Scholar

Areas of Interest: Homelessness; youth resistance and agency; radical social movements; anticapitalism; anarchism; ecofeminism; animal liberation; total liberation; critical criminology; qualitative inquiry; labour power.


Kristen Kowlessar

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Critical race; identity politics; qualitative methods; phenomenology; power dynamics; racialization in Thunder Bay; hegemonic whiteness; white fragility; conceptualizations of lateral violence; intersectional feminisms; and queer studies.


Leon Laidlaw

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Leon’s research interests fall within the scope of trans studies, feminist and critical criminology, and sex and the law. Leon hopes to specialize in trans individuals’ experiences with the criminal justice system. His SSHRC-funded Master’s research focused on the experiences of trans women in the sex industry and he has undergone several other initiatives relating to trans research and activism.


Meighan Mantei

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Meighan Mantei holds a Bachelor of Social Work (2003) and a Master of Social Work (2012). She is currently a Ph.D. student in Anthropology with a specialization in Political Economy at Carleton University. As a social worker, Meighan is committed to the pursuit of social justice through feminist practice and research. In her master’s research, Meighan engaged with young women and girls from Burma participating in a work-study program in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Her thesis explored the meaning of weaving in the lives of women and girls as they transitioned from Burma to Thailand to Canada. Her current research seeks to understand the meanings of girl and girlhood, and how these social categories are negotiated and lived by young women in rural communities. She is specifically interested in how concepts of gender, race, class, and age are experienced by rural girls in places that are heavily tied to resource extraction and agribusiness.

Gazel Manuel

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Filipino diaspora; Asian-Canadian studies; ethnic entrepreneurship; cultural activism; citizenship studies; critical multiculturalism; sociology of food and cuisine; critical race and ethnic studies; fat phobia and sizeism.

Samantha McAleese

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Qualitative research; institutional and political activist ethnography; critical criminology; public criminology; criminal records management; (structural) stigma; criminal justice voluntary sector; advocacy; criminal justice reform; housing and homelessness; social justice; community integration.

Samantha’s research interests stem from her experience working frontline in the criminal justice voluntary sector. Her doctoral work focuses on the changes made to Canada’s pardon system under the previous federal conservative government and the impact of these changes on criminalized persons and on non-profit organizations who provide supports to people with criminal records in the community. Samantha remains connected to the criminal justice voluntary sector in Ottawa through her research, volunteer, and advocacy work and she is a member of the steering group for a new international research group, CRIMVOL, based out of the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield.

Samantha also recently completed a research project with the Alliance to End Homelessness which focused on the housing and safety needs of street-level/survival sex workers in the city of Ottawa. The final, peer-reviewed, report for this project can be found here.

Vanessa Million

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Vanessa Million is a second-year PhD student studying in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Carleton University. She is a qualitative researcher who has researched topics around sexual violence, sex work, and social movements. Vanessa’s interest in social movements have led her to look more closely at the social construction of environmental problems and environmental activism. She is currently working on her comprehensive examinations, which focus on zero-waste and plastic-free environmental activism.

Kazhal Mohammadi

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Nationalism; national liberation movement; post and settler colonial feminism; racism; Kurdish studies.

Christine Moreau

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Rural sociology; political economy of rurality; political activist research; Atlantic Canada.

Megan Muller

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Megan completed her MSc in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam on the topic of Indigenous food sovereignty activism. Megan’s current research focuses on the importance and impact of cultural safety in Indigenous health services. Her research interests include medical anthropology, applied research, decolonization, community-based and collaborative methodology, traditional food systems, food security, and social justice. Megan has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant and is currently a CIHR Health System Impact Fellow with the Saint Elizabeth Research Centre.


Dani Normandeau

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Danielle holds a BA (Hons.) in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Alberta and an MA (2018) in Sociology at Carleton University. Their master’s thesis, “Touching Theory: AIDS Activism and Disability Justice,” took up critical disability and queer phenomenology to identify and analyze the social relations of touch surrounding 1980s and 1990s AIDS activism in Canada. Their doctoral research focuses more broadly on critical disability studies, Mad studies, trans studies, memory studies, queer theory, political theory, and social philosophy.


Alex Robb

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Educational anthropology; comparative education; anthropology of youth culture; oral history; geo-narratives; expressive culture; North American ethnomusicology; museum studies.


Erin Scott

M.A. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Canadians’ relationships with nature, environmental degradation, and nature tourism, and the impact of those factors on environmental activism in younger generations.

Mikayla Sherry

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Citizenship education; critical pedagogy; critical multiculturalism.

Charlotte E. Smith

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Charlotte’s research has primarily focused on the generation of youth-informed solutions to youth homelessness. She has conducted research as a peer researcher, transforming her lived experience of homelessness into a tool for youth engagement. As Charlotte continues to investigate the experience of youth homelessness throughout her MA, she is also thinking about how the research process itself could be developed into a form of prevention and intervention for youth homelessness. The goal of her research is to not only generate solutions that work towards the eradication of homelessness but also to find ways to include people with ‘lived experience’ in all aspects of the research process to go beyond mere participation in interviews to the development of methodologies, ethical practices, recruitment, knowledge mobilization and dissemination. In this way, Charlotte hopes that both academics and individuals with lived experience of homelessness can gain greater and more immediate benefits from involvement in research.

Jasleen Soor

M.A. Sociology student, concentration in Quantitative Methodology

Areas of Interest: Immigration settlements; the intersectionality of immigration and cultural change; normalization of crime and domestic violence in South Asian communities; policy change in Canada.


Ayesha Tak

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: The intersections of immigration and work; the meaning of work, social and economic mobility; political economy; online harassment; alt-right politics; anti-feminism.

Carole H. Therrien

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Carole’s academic interests focus on those phenomena and factors that create the forces of change and resilience. Over the course of a Master’s in Philosophy (Humanities) at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Carole looked at the concepts of empire and postmodernism and how they wove into language and art. Her final thesis addressed how contemporary experiential art is a harbinger for political change and may prove to be the new “church” for young generations. Her interests now lie where climate change meets political and cultural change, how the political deals with ever-happening environmental changes, and how cultures address the concept of resilience. Carole is a Fellow with the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University and completed undergraduate studies in economics at the University of Ottawa.

Cheyanne Thomas

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Cheyanne Thomas is a band member of Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3. She has recently received an MA in Social Justice Studies from Lakehead University and has an undergraduate degree in Indigenous Studies from Trent University. Her research interests are Indigenous Women’s Roles, Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Post-Colonial studies. She has experience with many social justice organizations; as an employee of the Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario and the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario.

Jaclyn Tompalski

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Originally from Edmonton, Jaclyn worked in corrections throughout her undergraduate degree. Her broad research interest is in vulnerable groups in Canada. As a proud member of the Indigenous community, she is specifically interested in initiatives that support Indigenous communities and reconciliation. Her past research experience has focused on housing challenges for urban, Indigenous youth; housing challenges for formerly incarcerated seniors; incarceration of Indigenous persons, and the lived experience of persons living in long-term care. Her other research interests include corrections, alternatives to incarceration, institutions, long-term care, and Indigenous methodology.


Sandy Vandervalk

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Border anthropology; anthropology of North America; in-between-ness; identity and personhood; phenomenology; performativity.

Veronica Vicencio

Ph.D. Anthropology student

Areas of Interest: Veronica recently received an M.A. in Anthropology at Carleton University. Veronica’s master’s thesis research titled “Gender and sexual fluidity in Veracruz, Mexico” explores how queer Mexicans from the towns of Poza Rica and Coatzintla in Veracruz, Mexico make queer-worlds possible for themselves. Transfering her fieldwork to Ottawa, Ontario, in her research as a Ph.D. student she hopes to examine the ways in which queer Latinas negotiate and challenge white spaces in the city. She seeks to understand not only how queer migrants contest gender and sexual policing, but also how these individuals create, maintain and reinforce social connections, social support, agency and identity based-pride. Her areas of interest include: critical race theory, feminist studies, gender and queer studies, Chicano(a) and Latinx studies, identity politics, diaspora, performativity, migration, and globalization.