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Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 17.2 (2007) 523-524

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Renée Brassard est professeure adjointe à l'École de service social de l'Université Laval. Elle est détentrice d'un doctorat en criminologie qui a été retenu pour la liste d'honneur du doyen de la Faculté des études supérieures de l'Université de Montréal de 2004–5. Cette recherche portait sur l'analyse des trajectoires carcérales des femmes autochtones au Québec. Elle a obtenu pour ce faire une bourse d'excellence du Conseil québécois de la recherche sociale (CQRS). L'objet de ses recherches actuelles a trait aux trajectoires carcérales des Autochtones et à l'itinérance des femmes au Québec.

Melina Buckley is a lawyer and legal policy consultant in Vancouver, working primarily in the areas of constitutional law, human rights, access to justice, and dispute resolution. She has been actively involved in equality rights litigation under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and human rights legislation and has written extensively on equality, access to justice, and justice system reform.

Elizabeth Comack is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. Her previous works include The Power to Criminalize: Violence, Inequality and the Law (with Gillian Balfour), and Locating Law: Race/Class/Gender Connections (as editor). She is currently working in the area of gender identities and violence.

Emma Cunliffe is a Ph.D. candidate and sessional lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia. Her Ph.D. research investigates the interplay between cultural expectations of motherhood and medical science in the murder trials of mothers who are accused of murdering an infant. Emma teaches legal theory at the University of British Columbia.

Ruth Fletcher is a senior lecturer in law at Keele University and associate director of the Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, an interdisciplinary research partnership between Keele, Kent, and Westminster universities, which is supported by the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council. Ruth's research draws on feminist and socio-legal theory to analyse reproduction as a site of regulated human activity. Her publications include 'Reproductive Consumption' (2006) 7(1) Feminist Theory 27–48, 'Legal Forms and Reproductive Norms', (2003) 12 Social and Legal Studies 217–241, and 'Feminist Legal Theory', in Reza Banakar & Max Travers (eds.) Introduction to Law and Social Theory (Oxford: Hart, 2002) 135–154. [End Page 523]

Jennifer Koshan is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. Her research and teaching interests are in the area of constitutional law (particularly equality theory), human rights, violence against women, and public interest advocacy. In the mid-1990s, Jennifer worked as the legal director of the Women's Legal Eduction and Action Fund (LEAF) in Vancouver, and, until recently, she was a volunteer member of LEAF's National Legal Committee and Board of Directors.

Suzanne J. Lenon is a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, part of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/Graduate Collaborative Program in Women's Studies at the University of Toronto.

Graham Mayeda is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Toronto and holds a J.D. degree from the same university. His Ph.D. research focused on developing an ethics of difference based on contemporary European and Japanese ethical theories. His legal research focuses on the impact of international law on developing countries as well as on many topics in private and public law that deal with exclusion and marginalization.

Tracey Peter is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. Her areas of interest include women's violence, sexual assault, feminist criminology, and research methods.

Sherene H. Razack is professor in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, part of the Ontario...


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