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Carmela Murdocca

Department of Sociology

Associate Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 2100
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 77992
Email: murdocca@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/murdocca

Carmela Murdocca is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University and is a member of the graduate programs in Sociology, Socio-Legal Studies and Social and Political Thought. She has been a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the sociology of law, race and gender with an emphasis on historical injustice and social marginalization.

Research Interests

, Colonialism; Race; Socio-Legal Studies; Law; Nationalism/Multiculturalism; Feminist/Postcolonial/Critical Race Theories.
Books

Publication
Year

Brock, D., Glasbeek, A., Murdocca, C., eds. Criminalization, Representation, Regulation. University of Toronto Press, 2014.

2014

Murdocca, C. To Right Historical Wrongs: Race, Gender, and Sentencing in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013.

2013

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Murdocca, C. “Race, Indigeneity and Feminism.” In Feminist Issues: Race, Class, Sexuality. 6th edition, Nancy Mandel, Jennifer Johnson, eds. Toronto: Nelson, 2016, p.35-61.

2016

Murdocca, C. “Racialization, Criminalization, Representation.” Murdocca C. with D. Brock, A. Glasbeek, eds. Criminalization, Representation, Regulation University of Toronto Press, 2014, p.107-132.

2014

Murdocca, C. “Michel Foucault: Theories and Method.” Murdocca C. with D. Brock, A. Glasbeek , eds. Criminalization, Representation, Regulation. University of Toronto Press, 2014, p.5-28.

2014

Murdocca, C., “Pursuing National Responsibility in a post-9/11 World: Seeking Asylum in Canada for Gender Persecution” Not Born A Refugee Woman: Contesting Identities, Rethinking Practices, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Nazilla Khanlou and Helene Moussa, eds. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books and Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, 2008, 254-263.

2008

Murdocca, C. “National Responsibility and Systemic Racism in Criminal Sentencing: The Case of R. v. Hamilton.The Place of Justice, Nicholas Blomley and Sean Robertson, eds. Vancouver: Fernwood Publishing, 2006, 67-94.

2006

Murdocca, C. “Her Home.ca: Feminist Postings Online.” Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminism, Lisa Bryn Rundle, Lara Karain, eds. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2001, p.213-220.

2001

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Murdocca, C., Review of Let Right Be Done: Aboriginal Title, the Calder Case, and the Future of Indigenous Rights, by Hamar Foster, Heather Raven and Jeremy Webber, eds. Vancouver, UBC Press, 2007. Law and Politics Review 18, 7, 2008, p.574-578.

2008

Murdocca, C., Review of Challenging Diversity: Rethinking Equality and the Value of Difference, Davina Cooper (London: Cambridge University Press, 2004) Resources for Feminist Research, 2007, p.1021-1022.

2007

Murdocca, C., Review of Rethinking Law, Society and Governance: Foucault’s Bequest. George Pavlich and Gary Wickham (eds.). Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2003, http://www.ccja-acjp.ca/en/cjcr38.html

2003

Murdocca, C., Review of Multicultural States: Rethinking Difference and Identity in Fuse, 23, 2 (2000), p.47-48.

2000

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Murdocca, C. “Ethics of Accountability: Gladue, racial carceral violence and the limits of reparative
justice” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 30, 2 (2018), p.522-542.

2018

Murdocca, C. “Visual Legalities of Race and Reparations,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 29, 2 (2014), p.219-234.

2014

Murdocca, C. “Persistence and Memorialization: Self-Harm and Suicide in Reparation Politics in Canada,” Australian Feminist Law Journal 38, 2 (2013), p. 93-107.

2013

Murdocca, C. “‘A Matter of Time and a Matter of Place’: Colonial Inquiries and the Politics of Testimony,” Law, Culture and the Humanities (2013), p.1-23.

2013

Murdocca, C. “‘There is Something in that Water:’ Race, Nationalism and Legal Violence,” Law and Social Inquiry 35, 2 (2010): 369-402.

2010

Murdocca, C. “From Incarceration to Restoration: National Responsibility, Gender and the Production of Difference,” Social and Legal Studies 18, 1 (2009): 23-45.

2009

Murdocca, C., “The Racial Profile: Governing Race through Knowledge Production,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 19, 1 (2004): 153-167.

2004

Murdocca, C., “When Ebola Came to Canada: Race and the Making of the Respectable Body,” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, 27, 2 (2003): 24-31.

2003


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3810 6.0 A Criminalization and Regulation LECT
Fall 2019 AP/SOCI4840 3.0 A Sociology of Policing SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2020 AP/SOCI4840 3.0 M Sociology of Policing SEMR
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3810 6.0 A Criminalization and Regulation LECT

Carmela Murdocca is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University and is a member of the graduate programs in Sociology, Socio-Legal Studies and Social and Political Thought. She has been a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the sociology of law, race and gender with an emphasis on historical injustice and social marginalization.

Research Interests

, Colonialism; Race; Socio-Legal Studies; Law; Nationalism/Multiculturalism; Feminist/Postcolonial/Critical Race Theories.

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Murdocca, C. “Race, Indigeneity and Feminism.” In Feminist Issues: Race, Class, Sexuality. 6th edition, Nancy Mandel, Jennifer Johnson, eds. Toronto: Nelson, 2016, p.35-61.

2016

Murdocca, C. “Racialization, Criminalization, Representation.” Murdocca C. with D. Brock, A. Glasbeek, eds. Criminalization, Representation, Regulation University of Toronto Press, 2014, p.107-132.

2014

Murdocca, C. “Michel Foucault: Theories and Method.” Murdocca C. with D. Brock, A. Glasbeek , eds. Criminalization, Representation, Regulation. University of Toronto Press, 2014, p.5-28.

2014

Murdocca, C., “Pursuing National Responsibility in a post-9/11 World: Seeking Asylum in Canada for Gender Persecution” Not Born A Refugee Woman: Contesting Identities, Rethinking Practices, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Nazilla Khanlou and Helene Moussa, eds. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books and Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, 2008, 254-263.

2008

Murdocca, C. “National Responsibility and Systemic Racism in Criminal Sentencing: The Case of R. v. Hamilton.The Place of Justice, Nicholas Blomley and Sean Robertson, eds. Vancouver: Fernwood Publishing, 2006, 67-94.

2006

Murdocca, C. “Her Home.ca: Feminist Postings Online.” Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminism, Lisa Bryn Rundle, Lara Karain, eds. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2001, p.213-220.

2001

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Murdocca, C., Review of Let Right Be Done: Aboriginal Title, the Calder Case, and the Future of Indigenous Rights, by Hamar Foster, Heather Raven and Jeremy Webber, eds. Vancouver, UBC Press, 2007. Law and Politics Review 18, 7, 2008, p.574-578.

2008

Murdocca, C., Review of Challenging Diversity: Rethinking Equality and the Value of Difference, Davina Cooper (London: Cambridge University Press, 2004) Resources for Feminist Research, 2007, p.1021-1022.

2007

Murdocca, C., Review of Rethinking Law, Society and Governance: Foucault’s Bequest. George Pavlich and Gary Wickham (eds.). Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2003, http://www.ccja-acjp.ca/en/cjcr38.html

2003

Murdocca, C., Review of Multicultural States: Rethinking Difference and Identity in Fuse, 23, 2 (2000), p.47-48.

2000

Books

Publication
Year

Brock, D., Glasbeek, A., Murdocca, C., eds. Criminalization, Representation, Regulation. University of Toronto Press, 2014.

2014

Murdocca, C. To Right Historical Wrongs: Race, Gender, and Sentencing in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013.

2013

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Murdocca, C. “Ethics of Accountability: Gladue, racial carceral violence and the limits of reparative
justice” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 30, 2 (2018), p.522-542.

2018

Murdocca, C. “Visual Legalities of Race and Reparations,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 29, 2 (2014), p.219-234.

2014

Murdocca, C. “Persistence and Memorialization: Self-Harm and Suicide in Reparation Politics in Canada,” Australian Feminist Law Journal 38, 2 (2013), p. 93-107.

2013

Murdocca, C. “‘A Matter of Time and a Matter of Place’: Colonial Inquiries and the Politics of Testimony,” Law, Culture and the Humanities (2013), p.1-23.

2013

Murdocca, C. “‘There is Something in that Water:’ Race, Nationalism and Legal Violence,” Law and Social Inquiry 35, 2 (2010): 369-402.

2010

Murdocca, C. “From Incarceration to Restoration: National Responsibility, Gender and the Production of Difference,” Social and Legal Studies 18, 1 (2009): 23-45.

2009

Murdocca, C., “The Racial Profile: Governing Race through Knowledge Production,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 19, 1 (2004): 153-167.

2004

Murdocca, C., “When Ebola Came to Canada: Race and the Making of the Respectable Body,” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, 27, 2 (2003): 24-31.

2003


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3810 6.0 A Criminalization and Regulation LECT
Fall 2019 AP/SOCI4840 3.0 A Sociology of Policing SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2020 AP/SOCI4840 3.0 M Sociology of Policing SEMR
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3810 6.0 A Criminalization and Regulation LECT