- About the Contributors / Quelques mots sur nos collaboratrices
Robyn Bourgeois (Lubicon) is an activist and academic working in the area of violence against indigenous women and girls in Canada. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto.
Martin J. Cannon is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of the Six Nations at Grand River Territory. He is an associate professor of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto, Canada. His book Undoing Citizenship Injustice is forthcoming with the University of Toronto Press.
Aimée Craft is an indigenous lawyer from Manitoba who has worked with many indigenous peoples on land, resources, consultation, human rights, and governance issues. Aimée is appointed to the Speaker’s Bureau of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba and is a sessional lecturer and research affiliate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.
Élise Couture-Grondin est étudiante au doctorat en Littérature comparée àl’Université de Toronto. Ses recherches proposent de créer des liens entre l’écriture contemporaine de femmes autochtones des Amériques et les pratiques de justice transitionnelle, en s’appuyant sur une analyse des tensions entre les théories féministes de la subjectivité et les discours critiques sur l’Autochtonie.
Sonia Lawrence joined Osgoode Hall Law School’s faculty in 2001. She graduated from the University of Toronto’s joint LLB/MSW program and went on to serve as a law clerk to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada. With the help of Fulbright and Social Science and Humanities Research Council Fellowships, she then attended Yale Law School where she focused on constitutional equality issues and welfare administration. Her work centres on questions of equality and includes examinations of the Supreme Court of Canada’s equality jurisprudence, the influence of feminism in Canadian law, sentencing regimes for ‘drug mules,’ diversity on the bench, and section 28 of the Charter. She is the director of the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies.
Vrinda Narain is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at McGill University and a research associate at the International Institute for Studies in Race, Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State in South Africa. She is the author of Reclaiming the Nation: Muslim Women and the Law in India (University of Toronto [End Page 174] Press, 2008) and Gender and Community: Muslim Women’s Rights in India (University of Toronto Press, 2001).
Sherene Razack is a full professor in the Department of Social Justice Education, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her most recent book is an edited collection with Malinda Smith and Sunera Thomani entitled States of Race: Critical Race Feminism for the Twenty-First Century (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2010). She has also published Casting Out: The Eviction of Muslims from Western Law and Politics (University of Toronto Press, 2008), Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping and the New Imperialism (University of Toronto Press, 2004). Sherene is a founding member of the feminist and anti-racist network of scholars, researchers and academics of Colour for Equality (RACE).
Rakhi Ruparelia is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Her teaching and research primarily focus on feminist and critical race analyses of the law, particularly in the context of criminal law and torts. She has also written on legal education and the challenges of teaching white law students about racism. Her current work explores the judicial response to requests by racialized accused to challenge prospective jurors for cause. [End Page 175]