Varun Joshi

Email: 
vjoshi@uoguelph.ca
Program: 
PhD SOC
Advisor: 
Dr. Jeji Varghese and Dr. Mavis Morton
Keywords: 

Varun's area of interest is on Green Criminology, specifically the intersection of critical animal and carceral studies. He is partnering with Evolve Our Prison Farms to advocate for the abolition of the ongoing For Profit Prison Farms at the men's federal penitentiaries in Kingston, Ontario. An animal rights approach is integrated into his work to advocate for both prison worker rights and the abolition of animal exploitation simultaneously. Other research interests include environmental sociology, violence, and settler decolonization.