Sophie Lachapelle (she/her) is an abolitionist scholar, writer and community activist in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Sophie is committed to building a world without prisons. As a community-based researcher, she believes that the best way to create an abolitionist future is to talk to, listen to, and collaborate with people who have incarceration experience, understanding their lived expertise as both valuable and necessary to the project of dismantling the carceral state.
Sophie is currently completing her PhD in Criminology at the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer M. Kilty. She is also working as a Research Assistant for the University of Ottawa on a SSHRC-funded project called Feeling the Carceral.