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Crisis Centre

Olga Marques

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 303
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5884


Dr. Olga Marques received her PhD in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. Her research focused on women who use sexually explicit materials for their own sexual pleasure, and centered on the inter-relationships between social norms, social control and resistance, in an area where questions of deviancy, regulation and censorship continue to surface. She completed her Bachelor of Arts combined honours degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice/Public Policy from the University of Guelph, and her Master of Arts degree in Sociology, with a specialization in Criminology, from the University of Windsor.


  • PhD, Criminology University of Ottawa

Courses taught

  • Gender, Sex and Justice Studies
  • Race, Ethnicity in the Criminal Justice System
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Criminal Gangs

Research and expertise

Research background and interests:

  • construction, policing and regulation of gendered and raced bodies
  • imprisonment
  • qualitative and feminist research methods
  • representations of Aboriginal criminality, victimization and protest
  • sexuality, sexual deviance and sexual labour

Research areas of specialty:

  • regulation of gender and sexuality


  • Selected publications

    Monchalin, L. and O. Marques. (2014)“‘Canada Under Attack From Within’: Problematizing ‘the Natives’, Governing Borders and the Social Injustice of the Akwesasne Border Dispute.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 38(4).

    Monchalin, L. and O.Marques. (2013) “Preventing Crime and Poor Health Among Aboriginal People: The Potential for Preventative Programming.” First Peoples Child and Family Review, 7(2): 112-129.

    Marques, O. (2011). “From Pathology to Choice: Regulatory Discourses and the Historic Conflation of Homosexuality and Male Sex Work”. Culture, Society and Masculinities, 3(2): 160-175.

    Marques, O. (2010). “Choice-Makers and Risk-Takers in Neo-Liberal Liquid Modernity: The Contradiction of the ‘Entrepreneurial’ Sex Worker.” International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, 3(1): 314-332.

  • Presentations

    Marques, O. (2015). Whose Ethics? Anonymization and Public/Private Divides of Place and Space. 32nd Qualitative Analysis Conference. Brescia University College, London, Ontario, June 24 to 26, 2015.

    Marques, O. (2014). On Women-Centered Training and the Making of Gender/Sex Governance Experts.” Sex and the State 3rd Global Conference. Montreal, Quebec, October 17 to 19, 2014.

    Marques, O. (2013). Women Watching Porn Ethically: Reconceptualizing ‘the Gaze’”. International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society 9th Biannual Conference. Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 28 to 31, 2013.

    Marques, O. (November 10, 2012). What Women Want: Sexually Explicit Materials as Envisioned by Women.” Pornography Panel. Playground 2012 Sexuality Conference. Toronto, Ontario,

    Marques, O. (2011). “‘Men are Visual’ and Other Porn Fallacies: The Mal(e)Practice of Female Sexual Desire.” Medicalization of Sex. An International, Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Conference. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. April 28 to 30, 2011