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Carceral Cultures is a research initiative that aims to generate knowledge about Canada's culture of punishment that informs and gives meaning to related penal policies and practices. Here you will find information about completed and on-going studies that are part of this initiative. You will also find links to other projects our team is involved in or follow, along with literature and resources we use to make sense of the cultural representations of punishment one encounters in everyday life in the Canadian context.


Cultures Carcérales est une initiative de recherche qui a pour but de générer le savoir sur la culture de châtiment, et renseigne sur les politiques et pratiques pénales. On y trouve des études en cours ou complétées. On peut également accéder à d'autres projets dans lesquels notre équipe est impliquée ainsi que des ressources dont nous nous servons pour comprendre les représentations culturelles du châtiment au Canada que l'on retrouve au quotidien par l'entremise de liens pertinents.
 

 
 
Team / équipe

Below are profiles of the researchers and research assistants who are part of the Carceral Cultures research initiative.


Vous trouverez ci-dessous le profil des chercheurs et des assistants de recherche qui font partie de l'initiative Cultures Carcérales.
 

Justin Piché, PhD

Justin Piché is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. As a member of the research team, Justin brings to bear his knowledge concerning shifts and continuities in Canadian penal policies and practices pre- and post-Confederation.

Carceral Cultures projects:
- Principal Investigator, "Penal History Museums"
- Co-investigator, "Problematizing Carceral Tours"

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Justin Piché est professeur agrégé au Département de criminologie de l'Université d'Ottawa. En tant que membre de l'équipe de recherche, le professeur Piché apporte un baggage de connaissances sur les changements et continuités dans les politiques et les pratiques pénales au Canada, avant et après le début de la confédération.

Projets Cultures Carcérales :
Chercheur principal, "Les musées portant sur l'incarcération et la peine"
Chercheur associé, "La problématique du tourisme carcéral"

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Contactez-le par courriel à l'adresse suivante : justin.piche@uottawa.ca.


 
 

Kevin Walby, PhD

Kevin Walby is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg. For these projects, Professor Walby brings to bear his knowledge of qualitative research methods, popular culture and tourism.

Carceral Cultures projects:
- Co-investigator, "Penal History Museums"
- Co-investigator, "Problematizing Carceral Tours"

Click here for more information on Professor Walby's research, related work and accomplishments.
Contact Professor Walby by email at kwalby@uwinnipeg.ca.

Kevin Walby est professeur agrégé au Département de justice pénale à l'Université de Winnipeg. En tant que chercheur, membre de l'équipe, le professeur Walby apporte ses connaissances en matière de méthodes qualitatives, la culture populaire et le tourisme.

Projets de Cultures Carcérales :
Chercheur associé, "Musées portant sur l'incarcération et la peine"
Chercheur associé, "La problématique du tourisme carcéral"

Cliquez ici pour de plus amples renseignements sur la recherche du professeur Walby, sur des recherches connexes, ainsi que sur son oeuvre. 
Contactez-le par courriel à l'adresse suivante : kwalby@uwinnipeg.ca.
 
 
 

Ashley Chen, B. Soc. Sci.

Research Assistant (May - August 2014)
Program: M.A., Criminology, University of Ottawa
 
 

Jonathan Côté, B. Sci. Soc

Assistant de recherche (mai - août 2013)
Programme: M.A., criminologie, Université d'Ottawa
 
 

Matthew Ferguson, B. Soc. Sci.

Research Assistant (May - August 2014 / May - August 2015)
Program: M.A., Criminology, University of Ottawa
 
 

Sarah Fiander, B. Soc. Sci.

Research Assistant (May - August 2014)
Program: M.A., Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier University-Brantford
 
 

Catherine Giguère, B. Sci. Soc

Assistante de recherche (mai - août 2013)
Programme: M.A., criminologie, Université d'Ottawa
 
 

Adina Ilea, M.A.

Research Assistant (May - August 2013)
Program: Ph.D., Criminology, University of Ottawa
 
 

Shanisse Kleuskens, B. Soc. Sci.

Research Assistant (May - August 2014)
Completed an M.A. in Criminology at the University of Ottawa in 2015
 
 

Alex Luscombe, B.A.

Research Assistant (May 2013 to present)
Completed an M.A. in Sociology at Carleton University in 2015
 
 

Devon Madill, B.A.

Research Assistant (May to August 2015)
Program: M.A. Criminology, University of Ottawa
 
 

Blair Wilkinson, M.A.

Research Assistant (May - August 2013)
Program: Ph.D., Sociology, University of Victoria
 
 
RESOURCES / RESSOURCES

Below you will find links to other projects our team is involved in or follow, along with literature and other resources we use to make sense of the cultural representations of punishment one encounters in everyday life in the Canadian context. 


Vous trouverez ci-dessous des liens vers d'autres projets dans lesquels sont impliqués les membres de notre équipe, ainsi que des documents et autres ressources que nous utilisons pour appronfondir la question des représentations culturelles du châtiment au quotiden.
Brown, Michelle (2009). The Culture of Punishment: Prison, Society and Spectacle, New York: New York University Press.
Dewar, M. and C. Fredericksen (2003). "Prison heritage, public history and archaeology at Fannie Bay Gaol, Northern Australia", International Journal of Heritage Studies, 9(1): 45?63.
Garton-Smith, Jennifer (2000). The Prison Wall: Interpretation Problems for Prison Museums", Open Museums Journal 2.
McKendry, Jennifer (1995). With Our Past Before Us: Nineteenth-Century Architecture in the Kingston Area, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Shackley, Myra (2001). "Potential Futures for Robben Island: Shrine, Museum or Theme Park?", International Journal of Heritage Studies, 7(4): 355?363.
Shearing, Clifford and Michael Kempa (2004). "A Museum of Hope: A Story of Robben Island", Annals of the America Academy of Political and Social Science, 592(1): 62?78.
Smith, Philip (2008). Punishment and Culture, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Stone, Philip and Richard Sharpley (2008). Consuming Dark Tourism: A Thanatological Perspective", Annals of Tourism Research, 35(2): 574?595.
Strange, Carolyn (2000). From 'Place of Misery' to 'Lottery of Life': Interpreting Port Arthur's Past", Open Museum Journal 2.
Strange, Clifford and Michael Kempa (2003). "Shades of Dark Tourism: Alcatraz and Robben Island", Annals of Tourism Research, 30(2): 386?405.
Welch, Michael (2013). "Penal Tourism and A Tale of Four Cities: Reflecting on the Museum Effect in London, Sydney, Melbourne, and Buenos Aires", Criminology & Criminal Justice, X(X): 1-27.
Welch, Michael (2012). "Penal Tourism and the 'Dream of Order': Exhibiting Early Penology in Argentina and Australia", Punishment & Society, 14(5): 584-615.
Welch, Michael and Melissa Macuare (2011). "Penal Tourism in Argentina: Bridging Foucauldian and Neo-Durkheimian Perspectives", Theoretical Criminology, 15(4): 401-425.
Wilson, Jacqueline (2008). Prison: Cultural Memory and Dark Tourism, New York: Peter Lang.
Wilson, Jacqueline (2008). "Transgressive Decor: Narrative Glimpses in Australian Prisons, 1970s-1990s", Crime, Media, Culture, 4(3): 331-348.
Wilson, Jacqueline (2004). "Dark Tourism and the Celebrity Prisoner: Front and Back Regions in Representations of an Australian Historical Prison", Journal of Australian Studies, 28(82): 1-13.
[MEDIA] Brennan, Pat (2010). "Kingston museum chronicles life in the Pen", Toronto Star - 6 February.
[MEDIA] Schierling-Toll, Tiffany (2012). "Visitors of the old Carleton county jail may not just be tourists", Examiner - 9 March.
[MEDIA] Schliesmann, Paul (2013). "Notorious Kingston Penitentiary to become tourist attraction?", Toronto Sun - 30 March.
 
 
FUNDING / FINANCEMENT

The Carceral Cultures research initiative has received support from a number of sources that we would like to acknowledge.

The "Penal History Museums" project is currently funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (number 430-2012-0447) awarded to Justin Piché (Principal Investigator) and Kevin Walby (Co-investigator) in June 2012.

The initial research conducted as part of the "Problematizing Carceral Tours" project took place from 2008-2009 to 2010-2011 while the researchers were graduate and post-graduate students. During this period, Justin Piché held Ontario Graduate Scholarships (2008-2009 and 2010-2011), a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2008-2009 to 2009-2010), a Carleton University Domestic Tuition Scholarship (2006-2007 to 2009-2010) and a Carleton University Department of Sociology and Anthropology Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship (2006-2007 to 2009-2010), while Kevin Walby held a Carleton University Domestic Tuition Scholarship (2005-2006 to 2008-2009), a Carleton University Gertrude Neuwirth and Zbigniew Jordan Graduate Scholarship (2009-2010), a Canadian Association of University Teachers Stewart Reid Fellowship (2009-2010) and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2011).

This research initiative also draws funds from the 2012 SSHRC Aurora Prize awarded to Justin Piché in support of his scholarly activities (number 757-2012-0008).

Below you will find information related to expenses associated with Carceral Cultures research projects.


Le projet Cultures Carcérales bénéficient de soutien provenant de plusieurs endroits. Nous aimerions les remercier.

Le projet "Les musées portant sur l'incarcération et la peine" est présentement soutenu par une subvention de développement Savoir du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) (numéro 430-2012-0447) remis à Justin Piché (Chercheur principal) et Kevin Walby (chercheur associé) en juin 2012.

La recherche initiale sur "La problématique du tourisme carcéral" a pris place de 2008-2009 à 2010-2011 alors que les chercheurs étaient aux études supérieures et postdoctorales. C'est durant cette période que Justin Piché a été détenteur d'une bourse d'études supérieures de l'Ontario (BESO) (2008-2009 et 2010-2011), une bourse de doctorat du CRSH (2008-2009 à 2009-2010), une bourse pour droits de scolarité de Carleton University (2006-2007 à 2009-2010) ainsi qu'une bourse d'entrée pour les études supérieures du département de sociologie et d'anthropologie (2006-2007 à 2009-2010). Pour sa part, Kevin Walby a obtenu une bourse pour droits de scolarité de Carleton University (2005-2006 à 2008-2009), la bourse Gertrude Neuwirth and Zbigniew Jordan de Carleton University (2009-2010), la bourse Stewart Reid de l'Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'université (2009-2010) et une bourse postdoctorale du CRSH (2010-2011).

Cette initiative de recherche bénéficie également d'une partie du Prix Aurora du CRSH octroyé à Justin Piché en 2012 (numéro 757-2012-0008).

Ci-dessous, vous trouverez des renseignements relatifs aux dépenses engagées dans le cadre des projets de recherche de Cultures Carcérales.

 
publications

The Carceral Cultures research initiative disseminates the findings from our projects in a number of ways. Below you will find links to presentations, academic works and media commentary related to our on-going studies.


L'initiative de recherche Cultures Carcérales partage les résultats de la recherche de plusieurs façons. Vous trouverez ci-dessous, des liens vers des présentations, des publications académiques et des commentaires médiatiques relatifs à la recherche en cours.

 

Penal History Museums / Les musées de pénitenciers
 
Problematizing Carceral Tours / La problématique du tourisme carcéral
 
CONTACT
For more information on the Carceral Cultures research initiative, please contact:

Pour de plus amples renseignements sur l'initiative de recherche Cultures Carcérales, veuillez contacter :


Justin Piché, PhD


Associate Professor / Professeur agrégé
Department of Criminology / Département de criminologie
University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa
120 University, Office / Bureau 13049
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5

Telephone / téléphone : (613) 562-5800 ext. 1812
Fax / télécopieur : (613) 562-5304
Email / courriel : justin.piche@uottawa.ca



Kevin Walby, PhD

Associate Professor / Professeur agrégé
Department of Criminal Justice / Département de justice pénale
University of Winnipeg / Université de Winnipeg
Centennial Hall, 3rd Floor, 515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3B 2E9

Telephone / téléphone : (204) 786-9105
Email / courriel : k.walby@uwinnipeg.ca


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