Rinaldi, Jen

Ontario Tech University


Dr. Jen Rinaldi is an Associate Professor in Legal Studies at Ontario Tech University. Her research takes up how non-normative bodies are read, marked, and produced in and through socio-legal discourse. Her work documenting survivors’ oral histories of a Canadian institution that housed persons with intellectual disability diagnoses resulted in a book co-authored with Kate Rossiter titled Institutional Violence and Disability: Punishing Conditions. Currently, Rinaldi is focused on research and activism related to deinstitutionalization, prison and police abolition, and migrant justice.