CJ presents: Dr. Ranasinghe (Univ of Ottawa)

Wed. Oct. 4 12:30 PM - Wed. Oct. 4 01:30 PM
Contact: Dr. Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land
Location: Room 3C14

The University of Winnipeg's Department of Criminal Justice is pleased to present Dr. Prashan Ranasinghe of the University of Ottawa. Dr. Ranasinghe will give a talk entitled:

"Helter-Shelter: Security, Legality and an Ethic of Care in Emergency Shelter"

Dr. Ranasinghe will discuss his new book which examines the travels and travails of an ethic of care as it is thought about and practiced in an emergency shelter. He will describe how, despite the laudable and noble task of providing care, various factors, from the significant to the humdrum, work to make the deployment of care complicated.

The lecture is free and open to all, no RSVP is needed.

About Dr. Prashan Ranasinghe

Prashan Ranasinghe is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa. His research endeavours are in the sociology of law and his work has examined the regulation of public space among others. His most recent work is Helter-Shelter: Security, Legality and an Ethic of Care in an Emergency Shelter (2017, University of Toronto Press) and he is currently exploring one aspect of the constitution of homelessness that is related to time and 'nothingness.'