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Jessica Pulis

Jessica Pulis

Professor

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

jessica.pulis@sheridancollege.ca

Jessica is a professor of Criminology with a PhD in Sociology and Leagal Studies from the University of Waterloo. Jessica's doctoral work explored the complex interconnections between gendered and racialized responses to youthful offending and judicial decision making. She has expanded her work to examine the intersections of inequality on judicial decision making and experiences within both the adult and youth justice systems.

Teaching Interests

  • Profiles in Crime, Introduction to Criminology, Youth Crime and Youth Justice in Canada, Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods.

Research Interests

  • The operation of the youth justice system, youth justice legislation, youth corrections, and marginalized persons experiences with the police, courts and corrections.
  • My current research and community work supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth and women and their experiences within justice system, youth at risk and homeless parents and working to support transformative educational opportunities for youth at the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre and women through Elizabeth Fry: Hope and Help for Women.

Book Chapters

  • Pulis, J., Cumming, S., Ghaffar-Siddiqui, S. (2023). Orientalism, Feminism and the Rhetoric of Fear: Muslim Women and the Veil. In Global Perspectives: An Introduction to World Issues. TopHat.

  • Pulis, J. (2019). Human Rights and the Law: Diversity and Disadvantage. In Rethinking Who We Are: Critical Reflections of Human Diversity in Canada. Fernwood.

  • Pulis, J., Angelini, P. (2019). Race and Ethnicity: Difference and Diversity. In Rethinking Who We Are: Critical Reflections of Human Diversity in Canada. Fernwood.

Books

  • Pulis, J., Angelini, P. (2023). Social and Behavioural Sciences. Toronto, Canada: TopHat.

  • Pulis, J., Angelini, P. (2019). Rethinking Who We Are: Critical Reflections of Human Diversity in Canada. Canada: Fernwood.

Journal Articles

  • Pulis, J., Wodabeck, B., Hollenberg, A. (2021). Sacred Healings through Telling Story: Lessons from the Sacred Grounds.Journal of Applied Social Science, 15(2).

  • Pulis, J., Cumming, S., McNamara, M. (2018). Negotiating Bottom-Up Participation in the Complex Game of Philanthropy: Insights from the Community Ideas Factory..Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 9(2), 41-61.

  • Pulis, J., McNamara, M., Cumming, S. (2018). Negotiating Bottom-up Participation in the Complex Game of Philanthropy: Insights from the Community Ideas Factory.Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, Vol. 9 (2), 41-61.

Grants

  • "Sacred Healing through Telling Story". SSHRC Explore Grant. $5,000. 2018.
    Jessica Pulis (Co-Principle Investigator), Alexander Hollenberg (Co-Principle Investigator).

  • "Community Ideas Factory: enhancing creativity and innovation in Oakville’s charitable sector". SSHRC Community College Social Innovation Fund. $174,593. 2016.
    Jessica Pulis (Collaborator), Sara Cumming and Michael McNamara (Co-Principle Investigators), Rory Sommers, Kirsten Madsen, Michelle Szabo, Jennifer Phenix (Collaborators).

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