MEDA CHESNEY-LIND, PROFESSOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D., is a Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Nationally recognized for her work on women and crime, her books include Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (Wadsworth, 1992), The Female Offender: Girls, Women, and Crime (Sage, 1997), Female Gangs in America (Lakeview Press, 1999), Invisible Punishment (New Press, 2002), Girls, Women, and Crime (Sage, 2004), and Beyond Bad Girls: Gender, Violence, and Hype (Routledge, 2008). She has just finished two edited collections; one on trends in girls' violence, entitled Fighting for Girls: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Violence (2010) that was published by SUNY Press and the other a collection of international essays entitled Feminist Theories of Crime published by Ashgate. Nationally recognized for her work on women and crime, her testimony before Congress resulted in national support of gender responsive programming for girls in the juvenile justice system. Her most recent book on girls' use of violence, Fighting for Girls (co-edited with Nikki Jones), won an award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for "focusing America's attention on the complex problems of the criminal and juvenile justice systems."
PETER K. MANNING, PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Peter K. Manning holds the Elmer V.H. and Eileen M. Brooks Chair in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He has taught at Michigan State, MIT, and the University of Michigan, and was a Fellow of the National Institute of Justice, Balliol and Wolfson Colleges, Oxford, the American Bar Foundation, the Rockefeller Villa (Bellagio), and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford. Listed in Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World, he has been awarded many contracts and grants, the Bruce W. Smith and the O.W. Wilson Awards from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Charles Horton Cooley Award from the Michigan Sociological Association. The author and editor of some 20 books, including Privatization: Two Views (with Brian Frost) (Georgetown University Press, 2000), his research interests includes the rationalizing and interplay of private and public policing, democratic policing, crime mapping and crime analysis, uses of information technology, and qualitative methods.
CHRISTOPHER J. SCHNEIDER, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (OKANAGAN CAMPUS)
Christopher J. Schneider is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan (UBCO) campus. His work investigates mass media messages about crime, deviance, popular music, and information technologies in daily life. Dr. Schneider has published articles, chapters, and has co-authored and co-edited books in these areas. He was the recipient of the UBCO 2010/2011 Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation - Junior Faculty and the 2009/2010 Provost's Public Education Through Media Award. His research and commentary has been featured in more than 200 print, radio, and television news media outlets across North America, including The New York Times and The Globe and Mail, among others.
JEFF FERRELL, PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERISTY
Jeff Ferrell is currently a Professor of Sociology at Texas Christian University, USA, and a Visiting Professor of Criminology at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of the books Crimes of Style, Tearing Down the Streets, Empire of Scrounge, and, with Keith Hayward and Jock Young, Cultural Criminology: An Invitation, winner of the 2009 Distinguished Book Award from the American Society of Criminology's Division of International Criminology. He is also the co-editor of the books Cultural Criminology, Ethnography at the Edge, Making Trouble, Cultural Criminology Unleashed, and Cultural Criminology: Theories of Crime. Jeff Ferrell is the founding and current editor of the New York University Press book series, Alternative Criminology, and one of the founding editors of the journal, Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, winner of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers' 2006 Charlesworth Award for Best New Journal. In 1998, he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the Division of Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.
MELANIE HEATH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
Melanie Heath is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McMaster University. Her primary research interests focus on cultural, political, and religious conflicts over transformations in gender, sexuality, and family on a local and global scale. She has studied the social consequences of government policies and law that seek to promote marriage among poor women, and how marriage politics act as a symbolic boundary to maintain systems of inequality. Her book, One Marriage under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America (New York University Press, 2012) is the first ethnography to examine contemporary American marriage politics on the ground. Her new research project, funded with a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant ($287, 779), examines the question of how the criminalization of polygamy challenges nation-states to wrestle with competing laws and values of women's right to equality, the right to freedom of religion and culture, and the right to sexual and familial intimacy. Comparing polygamy's criminalization in Canada, the United States, France, and Benin, this research seeks to advance the study of human rights and public discourse on how individual and group identities compete and interact with law, rights, and conceptions of citizenship. Dr. Heath has published peer-reviewed articles in Gender & Society and Qualitative Sociology, and review essays in the American Journal of Sociology and Feminist Theory.
ANDREW HATHAWAY, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
Andrew Hathaway is an Associate Professor who teaches sociology and crime and criminal justice at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. His primary research contributions are in the areas of drug use, harm, reduction, human rights, and Canadian drug policy. His research on cannabis, spanning over a decade, examines use in marginalized and mainstream populations, and draws out implications for social policy development. He has held a number of federal grants to study the use of marijuana for medical conditions and broader normalizing trends of cannabis consumption using surveys, interviews, and ethnographic methods. His work is published in a number of academic journals including: Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2001), International Journal of Drug Policy (2001, 2008), Deviant Behavior (1997, 2004), Drug and Alcohol Review (2002, 2005), Field Methods (2003), Contemporary Drug Problems (2004), Criminology and Criminal Justice (2011), and Contemporary Justice Review (2007).
JUDY EATON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY (BRANTFORD CAMPUS)
Judy Eaton is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. She teaches in the areas of psychology, criminology, and contemporary studies. She received her BA in Psychology and English from McMaster University and her MA and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from York University. Her work has been published in psychology, criminology, and interdisciplinary journals, and in 2008, she was the recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association President's New Researcher Award. In her research, she studies the resolution of interpersonal conflict, with a specific focus on apologies, forgiveness, and restorative justice. Her research has made her better at forgiving and, perhaps more importantly, apologizing.
PAULA DU HAMEL YELLOW HORN
ONTARIO AMBASSADOR, FROM STILETTOS TO MOCCASINS PROJECT
Dr. Paula du Hamel Yellow Horn, Ontario Ambassador for the From Stilettos to Moccasins Project USask, CIHR, CCSA, and NNAPF is an Indigenous Centred Socio-Educational Counselor in Social Work and government consultant in Indian residential schools inter and intragenerational trauamas, colonization, psycho-social traumas, and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) addictions of First Peoples. She is an Adjunct Professor, Graduate Studies Supervisor and Research Professor in the School of Social Work, Carleton University in Native Social Work. She is an Adjunct Lecturer with Queen's University in the School of Policy Studies, and guest lecturer for Queen's Global Health. Further she is an Adjunct Professor, Graduate Studies Supervisor and Research Professor with Saint Paul University in the Faculty of Human Sciences Conflict Studies and lecturer for the James Bay Cree in CdDev and Human Services and Resources with the University of Quebec Abitibi Temiscamingue. She has a B.A. Triple Major in English, Anthropology, and Sociology; a B.A. Honours Laude Anthropology Major and Sociology Minor; a B.Ed. Cum Laude in Education; An M.A. in Canadian Studies, Majoring in Northern and Native Studies, Sociology and Political Economy; and an Ed.D. Cum Laude in Indigenous Peoples, Anthropological and Sociological Research and Evaluation, Higher Learning, Leadership, Policy, and Curriculum. A long-standing career in research, writing, and public education of Indigenous Peoples, her work includes but is not limited to, directing national and international public education initiatives and programs under Canadian Heritage (PCH); Foreign Affairs, and International Trade Canada (DFAIT); Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); research, writing, policy analysis, and special projects for The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canada (TRC); Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada (IRSRC); The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC); Health Canada (HC); Revenue Canada (CRA); The Assembly of First Nations (AFN); the Metis National Council (MNC); the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK); Council for Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO); and special policy analysis and research initiatives for First Nations communities across Canada. While completing her doctoral degree in Indigenous Peoples with Charles Sturt University in Australia, she was engaged as a Lecturer in Indigenous Social Work with UCalgary and Chair of Education at Blackfeet Community College in Montana, USA. A teacher for over 35 years specializing in Special Education and member of the Ontario College of teachers, Dr. du Hamel Yellow Horn recently has guest lectured with Westwind School Division and Holy Spirit Catholic Separate Regional Division in southern Alberta as well as Lecturer and director of the public education lecture series in eastern Ontario and western Quebec 'in schools' program for Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC). Further educational work includes Native Guest Lecturer at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Education, teaching for the Ottawa Board of Education, Carleton Board of Education, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ashbury College, a private and prestigious school in Rockliffe Park Ottawa, which serves international delegates and ambassadors to Canada, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, and guest teaching in the Performing Arts at schools, universities, and public organizations worldwide. Formerly a professional contemporary ballet dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director, du Hamel Yellow Horn's international dance work includes and is not limited to the National Ballet of Canada, the Sydney Festival Ballet Australia, les ballets jazz de Montreal and Ottawa Dance Theatre. Du Hamel Yellow Horn's research based on psycho-social indicators of health has founded the restoration of the Native American Paradigm by deconstructing over 500 years of colonization and neo-colonial policies of native North American and Indigenous Peoples. She is the founder and acting director of the newly formed America's Research Network for Indigenous Health (ARNIH) which involves Native and non-Native academics at major universities in Canada, USA, and the Caribbean in research, scholarship, and education supporting First Peoples/Indigenous Peoples. She applies her Traditional Native American knowledges in synthesis and synergy with conflict resolution strategies, reconciliation, and educational strategies to help individuals, groups and organizations gain ownership of helping processes, thus creating 'social fields' for inherent resiliency assets that contribute well being and 'Positive Peace' to their social, educational and economic environment. Her philosophy embraces educational Praxis - or the good of the individual is the good of all, and she states "let's be the producers of our own experience rather than experiencing what others produce."
MICHAEL ATKINSON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Michael Atkinson is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. He is Editor of the Sociology of Sport Journal, and director of the Sport Legacies Research Collaborative. He has been an active member of the international sociology of sport/physical culture community since the early 1990s, serving on editorial boards for leading journals in the area and publishing journal articles and books on physical cultures, violence in sport, youth subcultures, masculinities, bio-pedagogical practices in sport and physical activity, issues in bioethics within sports cultures, and qualitative research methods. He is author/co-author of seven books, including Battleground Sport (2008); Deviance and Social Control in Sport (with Kevin Young, 2008); and, Deconstructing Men and Masculinities (2010). His research has appeared in diverse academic journals including International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Body & Society, Sex Roles, Field Methods, Youth & Society, Deviant Behavior, The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, and Health.
DAVID LYON, PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
David Lyon is Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre, a Queen's Research Chair in Surveillance Studies, and Professor of Sociology and Professor of Law at Queen's University. He currently directs (2008-2015) a $2.5 Major Collaborative Research Initiative funded by the SSHRC on "The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting." From 2008-2010, he held a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council. In 2007, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Sociological Association, Communication and Information Technology Section. In 2008, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2012, he received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociological Association. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and raised mainly in Bristol, England, he completed his Social Science and History education in Bradford, Yorkshire (BSc Soc Sci, Ph.D.). He has authored or edited 26 books and published many articles. The books have been translated into 16 languages. His more recent books include Identifying Citizens: ID Cards as Surveillance (2009) and Surveillance Studies: An Overview (2007). His most recent co-edited collections include Surveillance, Privacy and the Globalization of Personal Information (with Elia Zureik and others, 2010) and Surveillance and Control in Israel/Palestine: Population, Territory, Power (with Elia Zureik and Yasmeen-Abu-Laban, 2010). Dr. Lyon is on the international editorial boards of a number of journals, is the North American editor of Surveillance and Society and Associate Editor of The Information Society. He has held visiting positions at the Universities of Auckland, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Leeds, Sydney, Tokyo, the Institute de Mexico and the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris. David is married to Sue, a studio potter. They have four adult children and nine grandchildren. David also writes songs, paints in watercolour, and rides long-distance tandem bicycle with Sue.