Beyond Arts & Crafts: Understanding Women's Incarceration through Leisure

My qualitative doctoral research draws on critical approaches and standpoint epistemologies to understand women's incarceration through leisure as practiced in jail.

34 incarcerated and recently released women were interviewed during phase 1. Phase 2 will consist in ethnographic work and will include interviews with leisure providers and correctional staff.

This research was funded by a Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture master's scholarship. It is currently funded by a doctoral Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Image by Hédi Benyounes