Natalie Delia Deckard

Dr. Natalie Delia Deckard

Natalie Delia Deckard, PhD
Assistant Professor

Office: CHS 156-2
Telephone: 519-253-3000 ext. 2186

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm; Wednesday 1:00pm-4:00pm

Research and Teaching Areas

Dr. Deckard's scholarship investigates the ways in which exclusion is constructed in neoliberal contexts. Given the convergence of criminal and migration law, she draws on and extends theory in Critical Criminology, Migration, and Political Sociology to make sense of the lived realities of marginalized groups at the global level.  Dr. Deckard has worked to illuminate this area of enquiry through work in a variety of cases, including women imprisoned in Paraguay, Latinx migrants victimized in the US, Puerto Rican nationalists repressed on the island and the mainland, and Nigerian separatists narrated as terrorists. She is currently at work on a book positing the multi-generational ramifications of the creation of criminalized identities.

Dr. Deckard is a member of both the Canadian and American Sociological Associations, and a Governing Councilor on the Council for Undergraduate Research. Prior to arriving in Windsor in 2019, she was the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Sociology at Davidson College in North Carolina, USA. Dr. Deckard has published research in Citizenship Studies, The Sociological Quarterly, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Democracy and Security, among other scholarly journals. She has been invited to give talks at New York University, the University of Warwick, and the University of Puerto Rico, as well as conferences and public meetings. Additionally, Dr. Deckard has extensive experience teaching Adult Basic Education classes for prisoners in US correctional institutions.