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Leighann Spencer

PhD Candidate, Justice Studies, Charles Sturt University

Current PhD candidate researching the role of identity and territory in vigilantism and state complicity. Previously employed at Ndifuna Ukwazi, a social justice NGO based in South Africa, working on anti-vigilantism initiatives and police accountability.


  • 2016–present
    Freelance Analyst, Various
  • 2015–2015
    Research assistant, Ndifuna Ukwazi


  • 2017 
    Charles Sturt University, Doctorate of Justice Studies
  • 2016 
    Charles Sturt University, Bachelor of Justice Studies (Honours)
  • 2013 
    Deakin University, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies
  • 2012 
    Deakin University, Bachelor of Criminology

Professional Memberships

  • African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific


CSU Executive Deans Award