Kanika Samuels-Wortley

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Criminology Toronto, Ontario ksamuelswortley@torontomu.ca

Bio/Research

Before joining TMU, Dr. Kanika Samuels-Wortley was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University and a Visiting Fellow at Australian National University at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) in Canberra, Australia. She hold...

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Bio/Research

Before joining TMU, Dr. Kanika Samuels-Wortley was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University and a Visiting Fellow at Australian National University at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) in Canberra, Australia. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology (2021) from the University of Waterloo, an MA and a BA in Criminology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto, respectively. Dr. Samuels-Wortley’s research explores the intersection of race, racism, and the criminal justice system. It aims to advance critical race discourse in Canada through empirical mixed-methods approaches.

Dr. Samuels-Wortley has published in prestigious peer reviewed journals, including Race and Justice, Crime and Delinquency, and the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her research has been supported by a number of awards and grants, including British Columbia’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner Grant (2021). Dr. Samuels-Wortley has served as a member of the research committees for the Learning Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion for Correctional Service Canada, Institute for Research and Education on Race Relations, and Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.


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