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PhD Sociology, Carleton University

Abigail Curlew is a journalist, doctoral researcher, and trans feminist who specializes in advocacy around LGBTQ+ human rights, surveillance studies, and research around social media, doxxing, and online extremists. Abigail currently holds a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarship and a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral fellowship for her research examining practices of do-it-yourself (DIY) policing and surveillance used against trans feminine activists, journalists, and scholars by anti-trans far-right trolls.


  • –present
    PhD Sociology, Carleton University


  • 2017 
    Queen's University, Masters of Arts Sociology