Brooks Institute Scholars Research Fellowship Awarded to Kelly Struthers Montford

Kelly Struthers Montford, Assistant Professor of Criminology at Toronto Metropolitan University, has been awarded a Brooks Institute Scholars Research Fellowship. 

The goal of the Scholars Research Fellowship is to support outstanding research that will advance the fields of animal law and policy. To be eligible for grants, principal investigators must be affiliated with an accredited academic institution or demonstrate a record of successful independent research. Full time faculty, graduate students, and independent researchers are all able to apply to the fellowship.

Kelly’s research bridges settler colonial studies, punishment and captivity, animal studies, and law, and has been published in Social & Legal Studies, Animal Studies Journal, the Journal of Food Policy and Law, Radical Philosophy Review, the New Criminal Law Review, PhiloSophia: a journal of continental feminism, and the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, amongst others. Kelly is the co-editor of two Critical Animal Studies collections that were published in 2020 with Routledge: Disability and Animality: Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies (with Stephanie Jenkins and Chloë Taylor), and Colonialism and Animality: Anti-Colonial Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies (with Chloë Taylor). With Chloë Taylor, Kelly is also the co-editor of a volume on alternatives to criminal punishment and captivity, Building Abolition: Decarceration and Social Justice (Routledge 2021).

This project will consider which prisoners and dogs are considered eligible for redemption, how eligibility is shaped by gendered, racialized, and specied norms, and will consider what success in the program means.

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