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Research interests

Lena’s research and teaching focuses on critical prison studies, Black, Indigenous, Chicana/Latina queer and trans feminisms, girls’ and girlhood studies, transformative justice, media justice, and research justice. Lena is writing a book titled “Weaponizing Safety: Indigenous and Race-radical Feminist Transformative Justice Praxis”focusing on transformative justice movements in Canada and the U.S., particularly around sexual and carceral state violence. 

Research interests

  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Critical Prison Studies
  • Critical Media Studies
  • Restorative Justice
  • Transformative Justice
  • Media Justice
  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Research Justice
  • Feminist Studies
  • Girls' and Girlhood Studies

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justice Social Sciences
violence Social Sciences
correctional institution Social Sciences
feminism Social Sciences
Canada Social Sciences
earning a doctorate Social Sciences
media policy Social Sciences
structural violence Social Sciences

Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2012 2016

"Ain't no justice ... it's just us": Girls organizing against sexual and carceral violence

Gutekunst Palacios, L. C., Jan 15 2016, Girlhood and the Politics of Place. Berghahn Books

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

correctional institution
earning a doctorate

Racialized and Gendered Necropower in Canadian News and Legal Discourse

Palacios, L. C., 2014, In : Feminist Formations. 26, 1, p. 1-26

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fellowships, Honors, and Prizes

Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Fellows, Fall 2017

Colin P Agur (Recipient), Juliana Hu Pegues (Recipient), Will Jones (Recipient), Cristina Ortiz (Recipient), Lena C Gutekunst Palacios (Recipient) & Katherine W Scheil (Recipient), Sep 2017

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively