Marianafest in Photos | CrimSL News Winter 2021

Professor Mariana Valverde officially added Emerita to her title on July 1. Luckily, we had the chance to pay tribute to Mariana’s remarkable career in person at Marianafest in the fall.

Here are a selection of photos from a time when we could gather in person. All photos are by Tyler King unless otherwise noted.

Land Acknowledgements & Welcome

Mayana Slobodian and Jacquie Briggs


Audience wearing hats

Panel 1: Urban Studies and Regulating Space  

Chair: Audrey Macklin 

Speakers: Deborah Cowen, Alexandra Flynn, Sarah Armstrong

Audrey Macklin and Deborah Cowen  Alexandra Flynn

Sarah Armstrong

Panel 2: Gender and Sexuality  

Chair: Kelly Hannah-Moffat 

Speakers: Rashmee Singh, Emily van der Meulen & Elya Durisin, Prabha Kotiswaran

Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Emily van der MeulenRashmee Singh

Emily van der Meulen & Elya Durisin Prabha Kotiswaran

Roundtable on Activism  

Chair: Lucy Luccisano 

Speakers: Tim McCaskell, Carolyn Egan, Elene Lam  

Lucy LuccisanoTim McCaskell  Carolyn Egan


Elene Lam

Tributes & Reflections 

Chair: Paula Maurutto 





Dinner (and skit!)


As part of the celebrations marking her retirement, a graduate scholarship is being established in Professor Valverde’s honour. Please consider donating to this award and continuing Mariana’s legacy of outstanding scholarship at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies. To donate, visit the Woodsworth College page on the University of Toronto online Donation website and scroll down to Mariana Valverde Award.

Photo by Cate Macleod. Poster by Cate Macleod and Mayana Slobodian

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