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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.

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Jasmeet Bahia

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Racialization; surveillance; extremist ideologies; Islamic and white extremists; Critical Race Theory; Orientalism; hacktivism; actor network theory; social networks; identity formation; culture and space; ideology; social policy.

Alex Bing

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Sociology of education; feminist science and technology studies; skilled migration; science-art divide; conservative subcultures; sociology of resentment; and ethnographic methodologies.

Vivianna Boiles-Leonard

Ph.D. Anthropology student

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

Michael Bueckert

Ph.D. Sociology student, with a specialization in Political Economy

Areas of Interest: Michael’s primary areas of research include social movements and activism, and international development. His ongoing thesis research looks at the opposition to international solidarity campaigns in Canada, including boycott campaigns that target South Africa and Israel. He has published on topics including Canadian development aid policy and Occupy Wall Street, and his Masters’ research was a political economy critique of post-development theory.

Website: http://michaelbueckert.weebly.com/

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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.

Ryan Coulling

Ph.D. Sociology candidate

Areas of Interest: Affect; digital sociology; online ethnography; social justice. Ryan is interested in aspects of social justice that impact people in their everyday lives and practices. With a focus on digital and social media, his research looks at what happens when individual or collective bodies come into contact online, and how this contact creates the very surface of bodies through emotions. He is especially interested in the responses by people of privilege to the (online) voices of marginalized people.

Andrew Crosby

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Andy 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. Andy is a seasoned Access to Information researcher, co-author of Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State, and a frequent contributor to The Leveller newspaper.

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: Cultural sociology; rural artistic production; gift giving; the Canadian state; Canadian cultural funding and policy; exchange relations that sustain artistic activity.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Emily Hersey

M.A. Anthropology student (collaborative specialization in African Studies)

Areas of Interest: Emily completed her BA in African Studies and History at Carleton University. She went on to complete an MA in Critical Diversity Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand where she studied the entrepreneurship opportunities in the South African hip hop industry under the South African National Research Foundation. Emily has returned to Carleton to complete the collaborative MA in Anthropology and African Studies to explore plant-based diet advocacy in African and Latino/a diasporas.

Ekaterina Huybregts

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Fat studies; feminist science and technology studies; healthism; sociology of health; sociology of the body; critical disability studies.

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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.

Lindsay Johnstone

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Sociology of health and illness; critical disability studies; identity and issues of “passing”; institutional categorization; labelling theory; biomedical and social models of disability; ableism; accessibility; invisible disability; stigma and service animal stigma; bio-medicalization of “therapy” animals; symbolic interaction; advocacy, activism, and social justice movements; visual methodologies including auto-photography and photo elicitation.

Zoey Jones

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Critical criminology; penology; the sociology of deviance; sex work; gender and sexuality; qualitative research methods; ethnography; cultural criminology; media studies; First Nations peoples and the criminal justice system.

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Janna Klostermann

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Feminist theory; critical studies of care/work, aging and activism; qualitative research methods (e.g., life history, ethnography, storytelling, arts-based research); humour and comedy; gender and class production.

Website: Janna Klostermann’s Website
Academia: Janna Klostermann’s Academia Site

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.

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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.

Regina (Red) Licarte

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Cultural criminology; critical criminology; autoethnography; video games; new media; policing; regulation of crime and social control; criminalization of vulnerable populations.

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reginalicarte/

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Natalia Manning

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Indigenous studies; intersectional feminism; Indigenous incarceration rates; criminology; criminal justice system; youth crime; race and racism; Marxist theory; socioeconomic inequality; sociology of environment; media studies.

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.

Deirdre McDonald

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Standards, categories and projects of legibility by government institutions and their consequences; the construction of the notion of the high risk offender; offender management; sociology of space; spatial analysis and GIS; crime events; policing; criminal justice system; surveillance (human and technology based) with an emphasis on electronic monitoring.

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.

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.

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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.

Tyler Nowlan

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Critical media interpretation; cultural production.

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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.

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Matthew Sanscartier

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: How populism and neoliberalism manifest in citizenship and citizen-identities; welfare state retrenchment and globalization; citizen-identities; quantitative methodology; ‘the paradigm wars’; mixed methods.

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.

Olivia Stavretis

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Criminology; the criminal justice system; restorative justice; reintegration of offenders; criminal justice policy (policy reform); high risk offenders; programming for offenders both in the institutional setting and in the community.

Hanna Stewart

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: International adoption; race and ethnicity; discrimination; cultural identification; citizenship; (im)migration.

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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.

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Amanda Van Beinum

Ph.D. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Medical sociology; death and dying; medical anthropology; intensive care units; sociology of science and technology; liminality; classification and standardization; health research methods.

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.

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Miranda Wagorn

M.A. Sociology student

Areas of Interest: Settler colonialism in the Canadian Prairies; settler colonial and anti-colonial theory; the Palestinian/Israeli conflict; Indigenous language revitalization in Canada.