Anna Johnson, University of Guelph
Anna Johnson is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on the sentencing of Indigenous offenders across Canada. For her PhD research, Anna is comparing the treatment of Indigenous peoples in specialized Indigenous Courts in Canada and Australia given that Indigenous peoples are overrepresented in the prison systems in both countries. Anna received her B.A. from Nipissing University with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology in 2014. She completed her M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy at the University of Guelph in 2016. She is the co-author of "Invisible No More: Sentencing Post-Gladue in Manitoba and Saskatchewan Manslaughter Cases" published in the Windsor Review of Social and Legal Issues (2016) and co-author of “Filicide" published in Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies . Anna works on various projects at the Centre including two large SSHRC-funded projects: (1) the Geography of Justice; and (2) the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations. Anna's PhD research is being supervised by Dr. Myrna Dawson.