I hold a PhD in Sociology from Carleton University and a Masters in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining Laurier as a faculty member in 2009, I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellow and invited professor at the University of Ottawa, Department of Criminology. In 2019 I was awarded the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction's Early in Career Award for "significant and potential contributions to the field of symbolic interaction."
I am a member of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA) board of directors and was chair of the CCJA Policy Review Committee from 2008-15. I am past Vice-President (2018-19) and current Secretary of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.
My research in various substantive areas all draws on micro-sociology to excavate the lived experiences of marginalized people and engage critical analyses of how structural and institutional forces (including laws and policies) act to shape and reinforce their marginal location. In this sense, I am interested not just in the people who exist at the margins of our society, excluded from dominant discourse, but how society is structured and operates to maintain hegemonic privilege at their expense. Using symbolic interactionist and structural theories, I research the impacts of the criminal justice system on the lives of marginalized persons. I am a primarily qualitative researcher with a strong interest in classical and contemporary social theory and theories of stigma, in particular. I also am interested in developing and examining qualitative methodologies.
I am currently leading a multi-year SSHRC-funded international comparative study of the regulation of sex work in Canada, New Zealand, and Nevada, USA. I am also co-investigator on a multi-year SSHRC-funded study of women's experiences of risk and safety in the heavy metal music community and in festival spaces. Both of these projects engage with women's perceptions and understandings of their own agency and the regulatory and social control of women's bodies.
A forthcoming book with Dr. Christopher Schneider (Brandon University), Defining Sexual Misconduct: Power, Media, and #MeToo, investigates shifts in media coverage of sexual violence and details significant changes in public discourse about sexual harm (University of Regina Press, 2022).
Previously I have published on the effects of crime and incarceration on families and I retain a keen interest in this area of policy.
I am willing to supervise graduate students working in the areas of gendered violence, sex work, offender reintegration, sociopolitics of criminal justice policy and the effects of crime on various marginal groups.
Hannem, Stacey, Carrie Sanders, Christopher J. Schneider, Aaron Doyle, and Tony Christensen (eds.) (2019). Security and Risk Technologies in Criminal Justice: Critical Perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.
Hannem, Stacey and Chris Bruckert, eds. (2012). Stigma Revisited: Implications of the Mark. University of Ottawa Press.
Hannem, Stacey (2021). “Risk, Structural Stigma, and the Exercise of Power: Keynote Address Presented to the 2018 Couch-Stone Symposium and IX Annual Meetings of the European Symbolic Interactionists.” Studies in Symbolic Interaction 52: 187-204.
Schneider, Christopher J. & Stacey Hannem (2019). “Politicization of Sexual Misconduct as Symbolic Annihilation: An analysis of news media coverage of 2016 “rape election”.’” Sexuality & Culture 23(3): 737-759.
Jones, Zoey & Stacey Hannem. (2018). “Escort Clients’ Sexual Scripts and Constructions of Intimacy in Commodified Sexual Relationships.” Symbolic Interaction 41(4): 488-512.
Hannem, Stacey and Chris Bruckert (2016).“‘I’m not a pimp, but I play one on TV’: The Moral Career and Identity Negotiations of Third Parties in the Sex Industry.” Deviant Behavior 38(7): 824-836.
Hannem, Stacey & Alexandra Tigchelaar (2016). “Doing It in Public: Dilemmas of Gatekeepers, Images, and Voice in Public Sociology on Sex Work.” Symbolic Interaction 39(4), 634-653.
Newmahr, Staci & Stacey Hannem (2016). “Surrogate Ethnography: Fieldwork, the Academy, and Resisting the IRB.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 47(1): 3-27.
Hannem, Stacey, Debra Langan & Catherine Stewart (2015). “’Every couple has their fights…’: Stigma and subjective narratives of verbal violence.” Deviant Behavior 36(5), 388-404.
Bruckert, Chris & Stacey Hannem (2013). “Rethinking the Prostitution Debates: Transcending Structural Stigma in Systemic Responses to Sex Work.” Canadian Journal of Law and Society. 28(1): 43-63.
Hannem, Stacey (2013). “Experiences Reconciling Risk Management and Restorative Justice: How Circles of Support and Accountability Work Restoratively in the Risk Society.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 57(3): 269-288.
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Hannem, Stacey (2016). Let's Talk About Sex Work: Report of the REAL working group for Branford, Brant, Haldimand, & Norfolk, Assessing the needs of sex workers in our community. Brantford: REAL (Resources, Education, Advocacy for Local Sex Work.
Hannem, Stacey & Louise Leonardi (2015). Forgotten Victims: The mental health and well-being of families affected by crime and incarceration in Canada. Kingston: Canadian Families and Corrections Network.
Hannem, Stacey & Louise Leonardi (2014). Family Victim Research: Needs and Characteristics - Final Report to Public Safety Canada. Kingston: Canadian Families and Corrections Network.
Hannem, Stacey (2021). “Symbolic Interactionism, Social Structure, and Social Change: Historical Debates and Contemporary Challenges,” in D. vom Lehn, N. Ruiz-Juno, and W. Gibson (eds.), Handbook of Symbolic Interaction. London: Routledge. pp. 194-204.
Hannem, Stacey and Christopher J. Schneider (2019). “Stigma and the “Weinstein Effect”: A Comparative Analyses of Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Donald J. Trump and Harvey Weinstein in News Media,” in S. Chen, J. Chen, and N. Allaire (eds.), Building Sexual Misconduct Cases Against Powerful Men. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 11-36.
Hannem, Stacey (2018). “Everybody knows Everybody: Sex Work in Rural and Small Communities,” in E. van der Meulen, E. Durisin, and C. Bruckert (eds), Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance. Vancouver: UBC Press. pp. 224-233.
Hannem, Stacey & Chris Bruckert (2014). “Legal Moralism, Feminist Rhetoric, and the Criminalization of Consensual Sex in Canada,” in J. Kilty (ed.), Within the Confines: Women and the Law in Canada. Toronto: Women’s Press.
Hannem, Stacey (2014). “Grappling with Reflexivity and the Role of Emotion in Criminological Analysis,” in J. Kilty, M. Felices-Luna & S. Fabian (eds), Experiencing Qualitative Methods: Research Practices in Action. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Bruckert, Chris & Stacey Hannem (2013). “To Serve and Protect? Social Profiling and Police Abuse of Power in Ottawa,” in E. van der Meulen, E. M. Durisin and V. Love (eds), Selling Sex: Canadian Academics, Advocates, and Sex Workers in Dialogue. University of British Columbia Press, 2013.
Hannem, Stacey (2011). “Stigma, Marginality, Gender and the Families of Male Prisoners in Canada”, in A. Doyle and D. Moore (eds), Critical Criminology in Canada: New Voices, New Directions. Vancouver: UBC Press.
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