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Clifford Alicia, PhD Student


Supervisor:  Dr. Chelsea Gabel

Funding:  Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2019-2020

Research Interests: 
Indigenous Health and Well Being; Incarceration; Gender; Decolonization; Community-Based Research; Knowledge mobilization; Qualitative Methods; Institutional Culture



  • PhD (Student) in Health & Society, McMaster University
  • MA in Sociology, University of Calgary (2019)
  • BA (with Distinction) in Law and Society and International Indigenous Studies, University of Calgary (2015)


TA Experience:

September-December 2019
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Clancy
HLTH AGE 1AA3E: Introduction to Health and Society

January-April 2018
Teaching Assistant, University of Calgary
Supervisor: Dr. Ted McCoy
LWSO 337: Self-Regulation

September-December 2017
Teaching Assistant, University of Calgary
Supervisor: Dr. Annette Tézil
SOCI 201: Introductory Sociology


Selected Publications:

Henry, R. & Clifford, A.  (2018). Complexities and Concerns: Addressing Street Gangs Within A Community Engaged Model of Understanding. 54. Government of Saskatchewan.

RA Experience:

January 2019-July 2019
Research Assistant. “Survivance NEIHR Development Grant”
Principle Investigator: Dr. Robert Henry
Department of Sociology, University of Calgary

September 2018-December 2018
Research Assistant. “Decolonizing Sport”
Principle Investigator: Dr. Sam McKegney
Department of English, Queen’s University

July 2017-July 2018
Research Assistant. “Sites of Survivance Network”
Principle Investigator: Dr. Robert Henry
Department of Sociology, University of Calgary

Conference Presentations:

Clifford, A. (2019). ‘They Say it’s a Healing Lodge, but I Don’t See Much Healing’: Indigenous Women, Identity, and Incarceration Programming. 2019 UC Matariki Māori Research Symposium, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Clifford, A. (2019). Indigenous Women, Identity, and Cultural Programming while Navigating the Canadian Corrections System. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Eleventh Annual Meeting, Hillcrest, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Clifford, A. & Henry, R. (2019). Reconciling Incarceration Trends: An analysis of criminal justice’s overexertion of power, control, and authority on Indigenous bodies in Canada. Canadian Sociological Association at Congress 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Clifford, A. (2018). One-size-fits-all? Indigenous women’s experiences with federal corrections Aboriginal cultural programming. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Tenth Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Invited Round Table Talks:

Clifford, A. (2019). Indigenous Women’s Identity on the Inside. 15th Annual SGSC Graduate Student Research Symposium, Calgary, AB, Canada.