Amanda Nelund

Assistant Professor, Sociology

PhD (Manitoba) MA (Saint Mary's)

6-396N, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Amanda Nelund is interested in bringing together feminist and other critical criminologies in order to explore possibilities for better criminal and social justice. She is particularly interested in imagining different ways to think about and practice justice. Dr. Nelund's interest in rethinking justice focuses on two areas. First of all, in the context of responding to criminalized women, she is currently working on a book manuscript that analyzes alternative justice programs for criminalized women. Secondly, regarding alternative approaches to sexual violence, she is interested in how we think about/respond to sexual violence on university campuses.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

restorative justice, alternative/community justice, feminist criminology, criminalized women, critical criminology, sexual violence

Teaching and Research Interests

  • SOCI 225 Criminology
  • SOCI 303 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: Restorative Justice
  • SOCI 403 Special Topics: Critical Criminology in Canada

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Nelund, A. February, 2016. “Alternative Identities in Community Justice Programs.” Recalibrating Victimhood: Restorative Justice, Victims’ Rights and Social Transformation in the EU and Canada. EUCE University of Alberta, Edmonton.

Nelund, A. May 2016. “Hey-You dropped your Smile” An Auto-ethnography of Feminist Teaching.” Placing Justice, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg. .

Nelund, A. (2015). Policy Conflict: Women’s Groups and Institutionalized Restorative Justice. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 26(1): 65-84.

Nelund, A. (2014). Troubling Publics: A Feminist Analysis of Public Criminology. Radical Criminology, 4: 67-84.

Conference Presentation

May 2015. Governing and Resisting through Community: Alternative Justice Programs for Criminalized Women. Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (2013)                   
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral (2010-2013)
  • Province of Manitoba Graduate Scholarship (2010-2014)

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Canadian Law and Society Association