Note: Cross-appointed between the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Biography: Katharine Kelly is an Associate Professor and a graduate of the University of Toronto. She has worked at Carleton since 1988. Her research work has focused on youth crime and on the impact of the neoliberal shift on community-based activity and organizations. Her recent book (with Dr. Tullio Caputo), Community: A Contemporary Analysis of Policies, Programs and Practices, considers the impact on the neoliberal shift on community-based organizations She is also the co-author with Dr. Mark Totten of Children Who Kill – a life course study of youth convicted of homicide. She has also written extensively on community-based activities under the neoliberal shift and has worked in the area of conflict resolution for the past 10 years. Her current work includes a piece on media constructions of spousal homicide in early 20th century Canada and a book project on a murder from the same period tentatively titled “Walter Blythe killed his Wife.”
Areas for Research: Conflict/Conflict Resolution, youth gangs, violence against women; youth in conflict with the law and crime prevention. Current research projects: Life Course of Youth Gang Members, Teaching Conflict Resolution to Violent Inmates, and Research on how the Structure of Communities impacts on Crime.