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Stanley Daina

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Daina Stanley

PhD Students
Department of Anthropology


Research interests:  medical anthropology, aging, end of life, anthropology of prisons, prison ethnography,  prisoner social worlds, prison hospice, applied anthropology, community-based research

“Caring in Custody: Subjectivity and Personhood in a Men’s Prison Hospice”

My current research examines community-based end-of-life and hospice care models and programs in American prisons and explores the experiences of incarcerated men engaged in hospice as “volunteer” providers of end-of-life care. My doctoral research will suggest policy changes and meaningful models of community-based palliative and end-of-life care in correctional settings that include prisoners in the process.   My Ph.D. work reflects my commitment to the health and well-being of marginalized communities, specifically incarcerated communities.  I hold an M.A. in Anthropology and an Honours B.A. in Criminology and Anthropology from the University of Ottawa.  My current research is supported by the Wenner Gren Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.