Erin Dej

Postdoctoral Fellow
Organization/University:Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University
Erin Dej is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University. She received her doctorate in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. Her area of research includes homelessness, mental health, and autonomy among homeless men and women. She has also conducted research projects on the legislative shifts to the not criminally responsible designation, and the medicalization/ criminalization /racialization of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Dr. Dej has taught in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, as well as in the Department of Law and Legal Studies and at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University. Dr. Dej teaches in the areas of punishment, law, criminology, and mental health.
Current Research Projects:Owning my story: Taking control of how not-for-profits use the images and stories of individuals experiencing homelessness
Methodological Expertise:Qualitative methodology; critical discourse analysis; institutional ethnography
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