Graduate Fellows (PhD)

Alanah Broomfield

Socio-Legal Studies
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Alanah Broomfield has an H.B.A in French Studies with a certification in Law and Social Thought, a M.A in Socio-Legal Studies, and is currently a doctoral student in Socio-Legal Studies at York University. She is a teaching assistant in the Social Science department and works with the Jean Augstine Chair in Diaspora, Culture and Community as a research assistant. She is committed to using legal pluralistic perspectives and neoliberalism to better understand the perpetuation of racial inequities within institutions. Her previous research focused on the racial capitalism of Black male student-athletes in the United States and challenging the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) bylaws and business and compensation model. Her current research explores the racialized impacts of surveillance at the 2024 Olympics Games in Paris, France and how mega events deepen racialization with new technologies such as AI.