|Degrees:||B.A., M.A. (Windsor), Ph.D. (Carleton), Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (Alberta)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 8096|
|Office:||D594 LA (Loeb Building)|
Areas of Interest
- Realism(s) and the social sciences
- Conceptions of homelessness, domicile, and the law
- Criminal Justice responses to sexual violence
- Sex offenses and offenders
- Settler colonialism
- Critical approaches to children and youth
- Micro and macro approaches to violence
|March 2020||Outstanding Faculty Graduate Mentor Award|
|April 2019||Faculty of Public Affairs Research Excellence Award|
|Amount Awarded: $10,000|
|June 2017||Ontario Early Researcher Award|
|Amount Awarded: $150,000|
Current Research Projects
- Principal Investigator, “Digital Culture, Youth, and Policing: Risk-taking and police response in the information age”. Funding: Ontario Early Researcher Award, $150,000.
- Co-investigator, “A genealogical study of Indigenous Adoption in Canada: A multi-faceted examination of events in the removal of Indigenous children with a concentration on child welfare policy shifts between 1950 and 1985”. Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant, $313,480; CIHR, $12000.
- Principal Investigator, “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a Way of Life: Communities of practice, violence and injury”, SSHRC Explore CU Development Grant, $9,460.
Supervision of PhD Students (current):
- Supervisor: Taryn Hepburn (PhD – current), Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University.
- Supervisor: Corrine Baray (PhD – current), Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University.
- Supervisor: Bridgette Desjardins (PhD – current), Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University.
- Supervisor: Daniella Bendo (PhD – current), Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University
- Supervisor: Andrew Costa (PhD – current), Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University
- Co-Supervisor: Marcus Sibley (PhD – current), Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University
Supervision of MA Students (since 2014):
- Supervisor – Gurdeep Jagpal – Thesis – Defense: January 11, 2019
Thesis Title: Sikh Males In Ontario And Random Police Stops (Carding)
- Supervisor – Matthew Hopkins – Major Research Essay – Submission: August 28, 2018
Essay Title: The Ontological Deep-Freeze Legal and Political Identity as the End of Becoming
- Supervisor – Maryan Hatam – Thesis – Defense: September 10, 2018
Thesis Title: The Professionalization of Canadian Correctional Officers: 1920s-1960s
- Supervisor – Darby Babin – Thesis – Defense: April 27, 2018
Thesis Title: Liberating Legal Education: Using Critical Feminist Pedagogy to Educate on the Problems of Oppression and Gender-Based Violence
- Supervisor – Corinne Baray – Thesis – Defense: August 28, 2018
Thesis Title: “This, Too, Shall Pass” : Examining the Path to National Resilience in Israeli Society. A Grounded Theory Approach
- Supervisor – Taryn Hepburn – Thesis – Defense: April 27, 2018
Thesis Title: How to Make a Criminal: A Genealogy of the Youth Criminal Justice System in Canada
- Supervisor – Shanna Hickey – Thesis – Defense: May 1, 2018
Thesis Title: Exploring Canadian Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CAC/CYAC)
- Supervisor – Steven Hardy – Thesis
Thesis Title: Street involvement, Intravenous drug users, and Police Interactions
- Supervisor – Brooke Fox – MRE
Thesis Title: A Look Inside: An Ethnographic Observational Study on Ontario Bail and Remand Courts
- Supervisor – William Martin – Thesis – Defense: January 10, 2017
Thesis Title: Securitization of Mental Health: An Analysis of Ellen Richardson
- Co-supervisor – Sakif Alam – Thesis – Defense: September 12, 2016
Thesis Title: Enterprise Liability and the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse
- Supervisor – James Liles – Thesis – Defense: September 1, 2016
Thesis Title: Policing Mental Health: A case study of a crisis unit in a major Canadian city
- Supervisor – Jonathan Ravanelli – Defense: April 26, 2016
Thesis Title: Deleuze and Big Data: How Facebook’s Use of Big Data Analytics Shifts Legal Personhood, Privacy and Commerical Expression
- Supervisor – Kyla Doll – Defense: December 16, 2014
Thesis Title: Representations of Gender on the Television Series “Deadly Women”
- (2017) Violence, Sex Offenders, and Corrections. New York and London: Routledge. (w\ Rose Ricciardelli).
- (2012) Reimagining Intervention in Young Lives: Work, Social Assistance, and Marginalization. Toronto and Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press (w\ Karen Foster)
- (2011) Ultimate Fighting and Embodiment: Violence, Gender and Mixed Martial Arts. New York and London: Routledge.
- (2016) Reconceptualizing Critical Victimology: Interventions and Possibilities.Lexington Books (co-edited with Sandra Walklate)
- (2013)Fighting Scholars: Ethnographies of Habitus in Martial Arts and Combat Sports. London, New York and Delhi: Anthem Press (co-edited w\ Raul Sanchez Garcia)
- (2012) Emotions Matter: A relational approach to emotions.Toronto: University of Toronto Press (co-edited with Kevin Walby and Alan Hunt).
Selected Peer Reviewed Articles
- Spencer, D. & Ricciardelli, R. (2020). Assembling the Chimeric Sex Offender. New Criminal Law Review.
- Fitzgerald, A. & Spencer, D. (2020). Governmentality and Environmental Rights: Regulatory Failure and the Volkswagen Emissions Fraud Case. Critical Criminology, 28(1): 43-63.
- Spencer, D., Ricciardelli, R., Walby, K., & Ballucci, D. (2019). Cynicism, Dirty Work, and Policing Sex Crimes. Policing: An International Journal, 43(1): 151-165.
- Grace, A., Spencer, D., Ricciardelli, R., & Ballucci, D. (2019). Collaborative policing: Networked responses to child victims of sex crimes. Child Abuse & Neglect, 93: 197-207.
- Bendo, D., Hepburn, T., Spencer, D., & Sinclair, R. (2019). Advertising “Happy” Children: The Settler Family, Happiness, and the Indigenous Child Removal System. Children & Society, 33(5): 399-413.
- Dodge, A., Spencer, D., Ricciardelli, R., & Ballucci, D. (2019). ‘This isn’t your father’s police force’: Digital evidence in sex crime investigations. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 52(4): 499-515.
- Spencer, D., Funk, L., Herron, R., Gerbrandt, E., & Dansereau, L. (2019). Fear, Defensive Strategies and Caring for Cognitively Impaired Family Members. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 62(1): 67-85.
- Spencer, D. (2017) Extraction and Pulverization: A narrative analysis of Canada Scoop survivors. Settler Colonial Studies 7(1): 57-71.
- Spencer, D. and Ricciardelli, R. (2017). “They’re a very sick group of individuals”: Correctional officers, emotions, and sex offenders. Theoretical Criminology, 21(3): 380-394.
- Spencer, D. (2015). Corporeal Realism and Victimology. International Review of Victimology, 21(1): 31-44.