Anita Arvast

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Anita Arvast, PhD 


Anita holds a BA in Literature and Media, as well as a MA in Literature from York University. She earned her PhD from the University of Toronto with a focus on critical theory and discourse analysis. In addition to her academic research, Anita is a true-crime writer with published books oriented towards an examination of the justice system, particularly in the conviction of murder in Canada. 

Anita has been a full-time professor with Georgian College since 2000, teaching a range of classes in the Liberal Arts portfolio including literature (poetry, prose, film), true crime and interdisciplinary critical theory. She is also active in the labour movement. 

Research interests and areas of expertise 

  • Social justice  
  • Critical theory 

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