Carmela Murdocca is Associate Professor of Sociology, Socio-Legal Studies and Social and Political Thought at York University. Her research and writing focuses on the sociology of law, race and gender with an emphasis on criminalization, historical injustice and reparative forms of justice.


Previous Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Carleton University (2006-2007)
  • Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Law and Culture, Columbia University (2005-2006)



  • John O’Neill Award for Teaching Excellence, Sociology, York University (2010)
  • Fulbright Scholar, Canada-U.S. Fulbright Award (2005-2006)
  • Published numerous journal articles, reviews (Law and Social Inquiry, Social and Legal Studies, Law and Politics Review, Canadian Journal of Law and Society), book chapters (The Place of Justice, Not Born Refugee Woman) and has a forthcoming book.



  • M.A., Ph.D, University of Toronto