I am honored to have been named the 2018 Critical Criminologist of the Year by the American Society of Criminology. The Critical Criminologist of the Year … Continue Reading Critical Criminologist of the Year Award
I am an interdisciplinary scholar and teacher who is interested in how biogovernance—that is, the governance of populations and individual humans through science and technology—informs everyday life.
I hold the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo, where I am Assistant Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies and a fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. I am also an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellow and Associate Professor at RegNet, the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University, and Co-Chair of the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network on Ethnography, Law and Society.
My work examines intersections between inequality, social control, science, and technology, particularly how they contribute to understandings of human bodies and how they are governed. My research and publications span topics related to biometric surveillance, practices of policing, and the regulation of drugs, human enhancement, and sport-related activity. My teaching reflects this range: I have taught courses on social theory, law and society, gender studies, sociology of deviance, surveillance, and sociology of sport.