Kelly Hannah-Moffat


Phone: 905-828-3945

Office: 725 Spadina; Rm. 2XX

Kelly Hannah-Moffat

Vice Dean, Undergraduate at UTM
Director, Centre of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies 


Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat holds a PhD in Criminology. She joined the Department of Sociology in 1999 and is cross appointed to the Centre of Criminology. She worked as a policy advisor for Madame Justice Arbour on the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston and was the President of the Toronto Elizabeth Fry Society. In 2001, she received the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize for the best article in published in the British Journal of Criminology. She is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Punishment and Society, British Journal of Criminology, and Canadian Journal of Criminology.

Professor Hannah-Moffat studies risk, gender and diversity in penal and court systems. Her research has traced the historical antecedents of the internationally acclaimed “women-centred” model of penal governance employed in Canadian federal women’s prisons. Most recently, Professor Hannah-Moffat and Professor Paula Maurutto have teamed up for a project entitled, Customized Knowledges: Risk, Diversity and Gender in Specialized Courts, which examines how non-actuarial risk knowledges shape bail and sentencing practices in four distinct specialized courts across Canada. This project is supported by SSHRC.