MaDonna Maidment completed her doctoral studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, Ottawa. A native of St. John's, she completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Sociology at Memorial University. Professor Maidment has worked as a researcher and policy analyst on a range of socio-economic issues including aboriginal resource development, fisheries and aquaculture policy, petroleum resource development, adult probation, and wrongful convictions.