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Faculty research supervision areas

Faculty member and graduate status

Supervision areas

Dr. Shahid Alvi
Graduate

  • crime and social exclusion
  • violence against women (particularly immigrant women)
  • youth crime

Dr. Rachel Ariss
Graduate

  • Aboriginal law
  • gender and law
  • law and social change
  • reproduction and the law

Dr. Sasha Baglay
Graduate

  • human trafficking
  • immigration
  • refugee protection 

Dr. Liqun Cao
Graduate

  • criminological theory
  • international study of death penalty
  • police abuse of power
  • public opinion toward the police

Dr. Carla Cesaroni
Graduate

  • corrections/penology
  • youth justice

Dr. Kimberley Clow
Graduate

  • introductory psychology
  • personality
  • research methods
  • social psychology
  • stereotypes and prejudice

Dr. Wesley Crichlow
Graduate

  • Canadian media normalizing of sexual crime reporting
  • criminalization
  • HIV, non-disclosure and black male criminalization in Canada
  • impact of incest or sexual violence in relationships and youth social media.

Dr. Brian Cutler
Graduate

  • conviction of the innocent
  • interdisciplinary research projects with a psychological component
  • mistaken eyewitness identification

Dr. Karla Dhungana-Sainju
Associate

  • corrections and sentencing
  • offender monitoring technologies
  • traditional and cyber bullying
  • public policy

Dr. Aziz Douai
Graduate

  • freedom of the press
  • global media
  • new media technologies

Dr. Steven Downing
Graduate

  • ethnography
  • mixed qualitative methods
  • retaliation
  • social control theories
  • subcultural theories

Dr. Joseph Eastwood
Associate

  • comprehension of police cautions
  • comprehension of youth waiver forms
  • generation and assessment of alibis

Dr. Karla Emeno
Associate

  • evaluation and methods of improving various psychologically-based investigative techniques

Dr. Tyler Frederick
Associate

  • mental health
  • experiences of LGBTQ homeless young people
  • youth crime and homelessness

Dr. Gary Genosko
Graduate

  • alternative methodologies
  • cultural studies and criticism
  • hacker, phreak and geek subcultures
  • social and political theory
  • techno- and info-cultures

Dr. Judith Grant
Graduate

  • addiction
  • drugs and gender
  • drugs in society
  • violence against women

Dr. Ronald Hinch
Graduate

  • criminological theory
  • food crime
  • green criminology
  • policing violent crime
  • serial murder

Dr. Alyson King
Associate

  • education policy
  • global communities
  • impact of science and technology on society
  • mobilizing for change
  • youth cultures

Dr. Amy Leach
Graduate

  • confessions and interrogations
  • detection
  • eyewitness identifications
  • wrongful convictions

Dr. Olga Marques
Associate

  • construction, policing, regulation of gendered and raced bodies
  • Imprisonment
  • sexuality, sexual deviance and sexual labour

Dr. Tanner Mirrlees
Associate

  • media and technology

Dr. Christopher O'Connor
Associate

  • youth crime
  • attitudes toward police
  • energy, security, oil and crime
  • social cohesion disorganization
  • gender education and work

Dr. Isabel Pedersen
Graduate

  • digital humanities
  • discourse analyses
  • discourses of advertising
  • humanities methodologies
  • participatory culture
  • rhetorical studies
  • technology and society

Dr. Barbara Perry
Graduate

  • First Nations and justice
  • hate crime
  • human rights
  • incarceration
  • race and justice
  • sexualities and justice
  • terrorism/extremism

Dr. Hannah Scott
Graduate

  • homicide studies
  • research methods
  • sociological aspects of psychopathic behaviour
  • statistics
  • victimology

Dr. Matthew Shane
Associate

  • psychopathic behaviour
  • empathy, guilt and antisociality
  • brain abnormalities underlying antisociality and substance abuse
  • emotion, stress and coping

Dr. Phillip Shon
Graduate

  • communication/language and law
  • homicide studies
  • police behaviour

Dr. Andrea Slane
Graduate

  • cyberbullying
  • cybercrime
  • Internet law
  • online sexual exploitation of children and youth

Dr. James Walsh
Associate

  • immigration enforcement
  • policing

Dr. Arshia U. Zaidi
Graduate

  • quantitative/qualitative methodologies
  • race, gender, sexuality
  • immigration
  • intimate partner violence with a focus on immigrant women
  • immigrant elderly abuse
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