Jessica E. Pulis, Sheridan College


Position: Professor of Criminology, Sheridan College

Educational Background:
B.A. Honours Sociology, Brock University;
M.A. Sociology (specialization in criminal justice), The University of Guelph;
Ph.D.  Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo



Professional Background and Affiliations:
Jessica teaches a variety of courses in crime and is program coordinator of the General Arts and Science University Transfer and Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees programs at Sheridan.

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What are your main research interests? 
Jessica’s areas of expertise are in youth justice, community corrections, the operation of the youth justice system, and the intersections of inequality on judicial decision making and experiences within the adult and youth justice systems.

What projects are you currently working on?
Jessica’s current SSHRC funded project, entitled Sacred Grounds as Sacred Healings: Federally and Provincially Sentenced Women’s Experiences from the Sacred Grounds at Ellen House, explores the collaboration between provincially and federally sentenced women participating in Canada’s first off-site Sacred Grounds in Brampton, Ontario. In the spirit of Indigenous social justice and feminist research, this unique collaboration highlights a shared narrative of women’s lived experiences as they participate in traditional Indigenous ceremony and healing practices at the Sacred Grounds.

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