Heather Turcotte

Associate Professor

Crime & Justice Studies



Liberal Arts 399I

Dr. Turcotte is committed to anti-oppressive transnational feminist approaches to decolonizing academia, the interstate system, and daily exchange. She received her Ph.D. in Politics (Feminist Studies) from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  

Currently, she is an assistant professor in Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an associate editor at The Feminist Wire. Professor Turcotte’s interdisciplinary research and teaching is located in the historical intersections of Africana and American studies, critical legal and justice studies, feminist studies, and critical geopolitics. Her work focuses on anti-white supremacy, the transnational criminalization of gender, the politics of violence, and collective frameworks for justice and abolition.

She has published in Alternatives: Global Local Political, Feminist Theory, and International Studies Review and is currently working on her manuscript Petro-Sexual Politics: US Legal Expansions, Geographies of Violence and the Critique of Justice (under contract with University of Georgia Press).  More on Heather M. Turcotte’s work can be found on academia.edu.

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