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Andrew Crosby

Postdoctoral Researcher


Andrew (Andy) Crosby (he/him) is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University, on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin land.

He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. His research engages with various themes relating to policing and housing justice—including settler colonialism, the financialization of rental housing, insecurity governance, gentrification/evictions, social movements, and tenant resistance.

Working with Dr. David Hugill, Andy’s postdoctoral research involves leading the Housing Finance node as part of a CMHC-SSHRC-funded partnership grant—A Safe and Affordable Place to Call Home: A Multi-disciplinary Longitudinal Outcomes Analysis of the National Housing Strategy.

2023-2024 Courses

CRCJ 3002B (Fall) – Qualitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRCJ 3002D (Winter) – Qualitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Recent publications 

2023. Resisting Eviction: Domicide and the Financialization of Rental Housing. Fernwood. 

2023. Rethinking Housing Insecurity: Property Relations and Domicide in Settler Colonial Canada. Canadian Review of Sociology.  

2023. Strategic Incapacitation, Scaled Up: National Security Influence on Protest Policing for the 2018 Quebec G7 Summit. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (with Kevin Walby).  

2023. Renoviction and the Right to Stay Put: Informality, Tenant Organizing and the Landlord-Municipal Relationship. The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research (with Sloane Mulligan and Josh Hawley). 

2022. Policing Indigenous Dissent in the Settler-Colonial Present. In Reading Sociology: Decolonizing Canada, edited by Johanne Jean-Pierre, Vanessa Watts, Carl E. James, Patrizia Albanese, Xiaobei Chen and Michael Graydon. Oxford University Press. 

2021. (Re)Mapping Akikodjiwan: Spatial Logics of Dispossession in the Settler-Colonial City. Urban History Review. 

2021. Reverberations of Empire: Criminalisation of Asylum and Diaspora Dissent in Canada. Critical Studies on Terrorism. 

2021. The Racialized Logics of Settler Colonial Policing: Indigenous ‘Communities of Concern’ and Critical Infrastructure in Canada. Settler Colonial Studies. 

2021. Policing Right-wing Extremism in Canada: Threat Frames, Ideological Motivation, and Societal Implications. Surveillance & Society (Special Issue on Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, and State Surveillance). 

2020. Financialized Gentrification, Demoviction, and Landlord Tactics to Demobilize Tenant Organizing. Geoforum. 

2019. Contesting Cannabis: Indigenous Jurisdiction and Legalization. Canadian Public Administration.  

2018. Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State. Fernwood (with Jeffrey Monaghan). 

2016. Settler Colonialism and the Policing of Idle No More. Social Justice (with Jeffrey Monaghan). 

2012. Settler Governmentality and the Algonquin of Barriere Lake. Security Dialogue (with Jeffrey Monaghan) (Special Issue: Governing (in)Security in the Post-Colonial World).