Alexis (they/them)

Unleashing Social Justice through Social Science Research & Content Creation

A person in a floral shirt dress and hat.
A person in a floral shirt dress and hat.

About

I am a non binary trans, queer, disabled, and neurodivergent researcher and content creator who is driven by social justice. I am a white settler living on Nitaskinan, the ancestral territory and motherland of the Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Nation.

My research centers social and penal control of marginalized or vulnerable populations such as women, trans people, Indigenous people, youth, and victims of crime. My sociological and interdisciplinary approach is rooted in a theoretical and practical commitment to social justice and community-building. In recent years, I have developed an expertise as to in-prison occupations, which I broadly conceptualize as leisure. I also engage in critical reflections on my home discipline, criminology.

As a content creator, I aim to educate in a joyful and easy-to-digest manner on various topics. I am particularly inspired by social justice, social sciences, and my other passion, the politics of fashion!

Research experience

Research Director
JusticeTrans
2023 - Present

Junior Research Analyst
Correctional Research Unit, Public Safety Canada
2022 - 2023

Research Coordinator
University of Montreal
2020 - 2021, 2017 - 2018

Research Professional
Inquiry on relations between Indigenous people and some public services
2018 - 2019

Science Popularizer
Quebec Order of Social Workers and Conjugal and Familial Therapists
2018

Research Assistant
Université de Montréal
2017 - 2018, 2015 - 2016

Teaching experience

Guest Lecturer
Aalborg University, Université de Montréal, Collège André-Grasset
2019 - Present

Teaching Assistant
Université de Montréal
2016 - 2020

English, Mathematics, & Office Suite Tutor
Porte de l'Emploi, Collège Lionel-Groulx, Private
2009 - 2012, 2003 - 2004

Instructor & Glider Pilot Instructor
Air Cadet League of Canada
2009 - 2011

Content creation experience

Political Fits
TikTok account addressing the politics of fashion (900+ followers & growing)
2023 - Present

Apprentissages Abolitionnistes
French community learning project around penal abolition (250+ followers)
2020 - 2021

Comme poussent les pissenlits
Tumblr blog with resources on gender-neutral French (200+ followers)
2012 - 2018

Shit People Say to Non Binary Folks
Tumblr blog on non binary experiences (4000+ followers)
2015 - 2018

Education

My dissertation, entitled "Beyond Arts & Crafts: Understanding Women's Incarceration through Leisure" is supervised by Marion Vacheret, full professor.

Université de Montréal
Ph.D. candidate, Criminology
2017 - Present

Université de Montréal
B.Sc., Criminology
2014 - 2017

Other skills

Throughout my career, I have developed the following additional skills.

Technical Writing

Grant Writing (200k+ secured)

Public Speaking

Project Management

Awards

2022 Graduate Student Paper Award, Division of Victimology, American Society of Criminology

2021 Best publication prize, Centre de recherche en droit prospectif

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