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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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Research Output

Reimagining girlhood in white settler-carceral States

Finney, S. D., Krueger-Henney, P. & Palacios, L., Jan 1 2019, In : Girlhood Studies. 12, 3, p. VII-XV

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • "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

    Fellowships, Honors, and Prizes

    Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Fellows, Fall 2017

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

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively