Faculty of Arts
Department of Sociology and Criminology
183 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Melanie Janelle Murchison is an Instructor II in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba. She previously taught in the Department of Sociology and at the Centre for Law, Society and Justice at the University of Wisconsin - Madison from 2015 - 2021.
In 2016, Dr. Murchison held a British Academy Leverhulme Grant as a Co-Investigator with Dr. Alex Schwartz on Ethnic Voting Behaviour on the Constitutional Court in Bosnia-Herzegovina. From that grant, they published the article “Judicial Impartiality and Independence in Divided Societies: An Empirical Analysis of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina” in Law and Society Review.
Dr. Murchison’s recent academic work has been with Dean Richard Jochelson (Law) and Assistant Professor David Ireland (Law) on best practices within legal pedagogy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their article “Remote Learning in Law School During the Pandemic – a Canadian Survey” was published in the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law in late 2022.