Rie Croll, BA (Hons.) (Mt. St. Vincent), MA (Dalhousie), M.Ed. (New Brunswick), PhD (Stirling)
Professor – Social Cultural Studies
Phone: (709) 639-6477
My social activism and my research are concerned with violence, both overt and symbolic, and the interrelationship between violence and marginalized identities. My most recent book, Shaped by Silence: Stories from Inmates of the Good Shepherd Laundries and Reformatories (ISER) picks up some of the themes of my previous one, Following Sexual Abuse: A Sociological Interpretation of Identity Re/Formation in Reflexive Therapy (University of Toronto Press), in exploring how girls' and women's identities are sustained and reconstructed under conditions of abuse and discrimination, and in its aftermath. This latest work probes such intra-personal responses to violence within dehumanizing carceral institutions.