Hi! I'm Jacquie Briggs, a PhD student in the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto, and the 2016-2017 R. Roy McMurtry Fellow in Canadian Legal History. My work concentrates on the colonial governance of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and my current research projects include a study of the involvement of the Department of Indian Affairs (DIA) in capital punishment in the mid-20th century, a DIA 'legal aid' program, and an investigation into the 'end' of the Indian Agents in the 1960s and 1970s. Prior to joining the PhD program I conducted research on early Indigenous lawyers in Canada, as part of an ongoing project exploring the role of the legal profession in the colonization of Canada.
Feel welcome to contact me at jacq.briggs [at] mail.utoronto.ca