Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

With 10 fields of research and numerous research projects, the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa is at the cutting-edge of critical criminology and social justice scholarship.  We encourage Canadian and international PhD candidates and graduates with strong research track records and/or the potential to make important contributions to knowledge to contact our faculty members to inquire about the potential supervision of their post-doctoral fellowships pending external funding (e.g. SSHRC, Mitacs).

  • Hayley R. Crooks examines young people's technology usage through education interventions, including emerging pedagogical uses of technology during the Covid-19 pandemic. This research on technology and education is done as part of the eQuality Project, a SSHRC-funded partnership initiative.  
  • Emma McKenna is SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminology, 2020-2022. Current research projects include histories of feminism and: sex work, anti-violence, and chronic illness. 

Three postdoctoral researchers are currently working with Professor Valerie Steeves in the Department of Criminology:

  • Sachil Singh works on the Big Data Surveillance Project, which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). He examines how “big data” shapes the definitions and operationalization of race/ethnicity in the searchable digital tools, known as Point of Care tools, that are used by healthcare practitioners for patient diagnosis. 
  • Wahida Chowdhury works on a research titled “Canadian Kids Online: Using Surveys to Map Children’s Experiences on the Internet” as part of the eQuality Project, a SSHRC-funded partnership initiative.
  • Ciara Bracken-Roche is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow whose project is entitled “Drones and Big Data: Governance Techniques and Their Implications for Policing in Contemporary Canadian Society”.
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