About the Research Team

Just face crop PI: Dr. Michelle Stewart is an Associate Professor in Justice Studies and Director of the Community Research Unit at the University of Regina. As an applied anthropologist, Michelle’s research focuses on community-engaged projects and partnerships focused on cognitive disabilities, mental health and racialized health inequalities as they present in the criminal justice system. Michelle’s research addresses these social justice issues through policy engagement and working directly with stakeholders to address programs and practices to bring about better justice outcomes for all individuals. Her research has been supported by The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Canadian Council for the Arts, the University of Regina, various provincial ministries, and the Canada FASD Research Network. Since 2014, Michelle has been the Strategic Research Lead for Justice Interventions with Canada FASD Research Network. For more details please visit her faculty page by clicking here.

Current Research Team Members

Alexandra Johnson

Alexandra Johnson is a research assistant working on the FASD Research Project.  She is starting her MA at the University of Guelph in Fall 2017 having completed her undergraduate degree in the Human Justice program at the University of Regina.  Her research interests include FASD, cognitive disabilities, mental health, youth in transition, social support systems, and criminal justice. (2015-current)

 

 

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Krystal Glowatski is an on again, off again member of the research team and served as the leader for the FASD project between 2012-2015. She is currently a PhD student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University with a project that focused on restorative justice. She completed her MA in the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina in 2014. Her research interests include policing, restorative justice, and FASD.  (2012-current)

 

 

13900187_10154488074529880_3920967853078759226_nJeffrey Vollman is a research assistant working on the FASD Research Project. He is currently an undergraduate in Justice Studies with a minor in Political Science at the University of Regina. His research interest include FASD, restorative justice, political structuring and the criminal justice system. (2017-current)

 

 

kaminski_imageKristina Kaminski is a research assistant working on the FASD Research Project. She is an undergraduate student in the International Studies program majoring in International Affairs at the University of Regina. Her research interests include colonialism, transitional justice, genocide, and sexual violence against women during conflict. (2017-current)

 

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Mikayla Krupski is a research assistant working on the FASD Research Project. She is currently an undergraduate in the Human Justice program at the University of Regina with a concentration in Criminal Justice. Her research interests include corrections, criminal justice, FASD, youth justice,  and domestic/family violence. (2017-current)

 

KelseypictureKelsey Morrison is a research assistant working on the FASD Research Project. She is currently an undergraduate in Justice Studies with a concentration in human rights and social justice at the University of Regina. Her research interests include environmental justice, social justice, restorative justice and colonialism. (2017-current)

Former Research Team Members

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Fartun Mohamud is a research assistant working on the FASD Research project. She is currently an undergraduate student in Political Science at the University of Regina.  Her research interest include new comer experience to Canada and the legacy of colonialism in Canada and in Africa. (2017-2017)
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Kaitlin Watkins is a research assistant working on the FASD Research Project. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Regina. Her areas of study include Police Studies with a minor in Psychology. Throughout her university career, her research interests have been focused on FASD; primarily the impacts and relationships between FASD and the justice system, and FASD and policing within Saskatchewan. (2017-2017)

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Ali McCudden is a research assistant working on the FASD Research Project. She is an undergraduate in Women and Gender Studies with Human Justice and Sociology minors at the University of Regina. Her areas of study include FASD, the criminal justice system, and sex work activism and advocacy. (2015-2016)

 

Brittany Mario

Brittany Mario is a graduate research assistant with Dr. Michelle Stewart in the Department of Justice Studies. Her research interests include mental health in the criminal justice system, restorative justice, and prison policy and reform. Her Master’s research examined the Regina Mental Health Disposition Court, a therapeutic court specifically for mentally ill individuals in the justice system. She is now working on a PhD at the University of Ottawa. (2015-2016)

 

IMG_0922Shauna Makie is a research assistant on the FASD project. She is also an undergraduate student at the University of Regina completing her final semester in Human Justice. Her research interests include Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and networks of understanding, mental health and corrections, and restorative justice practices. She recently received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Regina and is working as a youth care worker at Ranch Ehrlo Society. (2012-2013)

 

Matt (27)Matthew Lensen is a research assistant working on the FASD project. He is currently a Human Justice undergraduate student at the University of Regina. Matthew’s research interests include human trafficking, sex-selective abortion, women in politics, physical anthropology and CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). Matthew is currently studying for his LSAT and may pursue a juris doctor in criminal law or a Masters in physical anthropology. (2013-2013)

 

Kallie - Bio picKallie Garcia is a research assistant working on the FASD project. She is currently a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Program working in the area of Fine Arts at the University of Regina. Her research and art practice is focused on the combination of restorative justice and art as an alternative medium of communication.Her interests are based in art and social justice and are framed by the art based methodologies in working with those in conflict with the law. (2013-2013)


Dr. Stewart would like to thank these and other students all of whom have assisted with this research over the past years. If you would like to get information about joining the research team please contact Dr. Michelle Stewart.

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