Dr. Safiyah Rochelle, PhD, MA, BA. is an experienced researcher, scholar and community advocate in the fields of social justice, race, and gender equity. Safiyah holds a Ph.D. in legal studies from Carleton University, Canada. Her research focuses on contemporary political and legal theory, critical race and visual studies, state violence, and violence and the body.
She is a well respected published author, speaker and professor lecturing on a variety of topics related to law, gender, race, social justice, and Canadian legal institutions. Safiyah is currently leading a nationwide research project for the Elizabeth Fry society examining the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on accessing and securing housing for criminalized women.