St8UP Inspired: Creating Community and Art at the Intersection of Parenthood and Incarceration


  • Jillian Baker


Author Biography

Jillian Baker

Jillian Baker is a white settler scholar living and working on Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. An active member of the Board of Directors at Str8Up – a local organization that helps to support currently and formerly incarcerated peoples exiting the gang lifestyle – Jillian has been engaged in community-based research for nearly five years. Her work, focusing on rhetorical sovereignty with incarcerated writers at the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre, is funded by a research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and supported by community research partners, both inside and outside of the correctional facility.