Marie-Eve Sylvestre and João Velloso earn SSHRC grant for event discussing the state of socio-legal research

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019

Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Dean and Full Professor in the Civil Law Section, and João Velloso, Assistant Professor in the Common Law Section, have been awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant to fund the semi-annual conference of the Canadian Law and Society Association, which will take place at the University of Ottawa on October 18 and 19, 2019.

Entitled “Law & Learning in an Era of Partnerships”, the event will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from across Canada to discuss the state of socio-legal research in the context of current long-term, interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects. Participants will have the opportunity to join roundtables or attend panels on topics related to socio-legal research, such as law and partnership projects, law and interdisciplinarity, Aboriginal legal perspectives, and law and community involvement.

Marie-Eve Sylvestre teaches criminal law, the theory of sentencing and legal theory from a critical and multidisciplinary perspective. Her research focuses on the punitive regulation of poverty and social conflict related to public spaces in Canada, as well as alternatives to criminalization, with special attention to the Aboriginal context. She is the author of numerous articles in international and Canadian journals in law, criminology and geography.

João Velloso has a multidisciplinary background in law, criminology, sociology, anthropology and communication, and works mainly in the fields of critical criminology and socio-legal studies, particularly in sociology and legal anthropology. He teaches the law of sentencing and sanctions, criminology and socio-legal studies. He holds a Master's degree in Socio-Legal Studies (Sociology and Law) from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and a PhD in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the CLSA Board of Directors.

Congratulations to Professors Sylvestre and Velloso!

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