Undergraduate Researchers

Emily HillEmily Hill

Emily Hill is a President's Scholar entering her third year of studies at the University of Guelph, pursuing her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. She is the vice-president of the Criminal Justice and Public Policy Society on campus and is involved in volunteer work focused on social justice initiatives. Passionate for women’s rights, Emily was drawn to the CSSLRV’s research for its potential to challenge gender inequity, prevent violence, and impact the lives of women internationally. Emily is currently working with Professor Dawson on a variety of projects investigating intimate partner violence and other forms of violence against women.


Ana NizhardzeAna Nizharadze

Ana Nizharadze is a fourth-year undergraduate student double majoring in Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Political Science. She is a student representative on the Criminal Justice and Public Policy Task Force, providing input on potential development of the program. Previously she has also volunteered as a Mentor with the Criminal Justice and Public Policy Society and as an Advocacy Volunteer with the Student Help and Advocacy Centre. She has also held research positions at the Office of the Vice-President of Research as well as with professors in the Political Science Department. Ana is interested in exploring ways to prevent femicide and domestic violence and is excited to work with Professor Dawson on her upcoming research projects.