17th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Rydges World Square, Sydney
19th-21st June 2024

Stepping Up

Dwayne Antojado

Lived Experience Scholar
University of Melbourne

Dwayne Antojado is a lived experience criminologist and academic with lived experience of the criminal justice system in Australia. He uses his lived experience to influence his research and advocacy work in academia, government, and the not-for-profit sector. He has led and worked on various projects embedding and amplifying lived experience perspectives in organisational practice, structure and processes. His collaborations extend to organisations such as Jesuit Social Services, the Australian Community Support Organisation, Vacro, Humans of San Quentin and RMIT University’s community-based and prison-based think tanks. Dwayne is a postgraduate criminology student in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, and holds sessional academic appointments at various universities in Australia. He is also a Senior Writer for Paper Chained Magazine, a journal of artistic expression from individuals affected by incarceration. His research interests include LGBTQIA+ experiences in the justice system, Lived Experience Criminology, education in prisons, and prison radio.

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