Name Jennifer Robinson

School School of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice
Academic and Professional Designations PhD, Sociology
Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • SOC 71115 Sociology and Social Issues  

  • SOC 74000 Social Issues: Emerging Trends and Issues  

  • LAW 74040 Advanced Practice Seminar

Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Social justice  

  • Community Engagement  

  • Housing stability

Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • Advisor for community-based applied research  

  • Consultant for community agencies and local government on youth-related matters

Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications


    -     “Private Lives in Public Spaces: Experiences of Youth Homelessness” in  

           J. Moore, L. Suski & G. Anderson (eds) Sociology of Home: Belonging, Community          

           and Place in the Canadian Context. Canadian Scholars Press.  

    -     “Human Rights and the Justice System.” Pp. 169-194 in D. Griffiths, F. Owen & S.  

            Watson (eds). The Human Rights Agenda for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.      

           New York: NADD. (with J. Hamelin, V. Marinos, & D. Griffiths).  


    Research Positions  

  • Supervisor of 25 4th year student community-based applied research project  

  • Research Associate for Facilities Initiative – Examining the transitions of persons with intellectual disabilities from institutions/facilities to the community.

Additional Information I am a sociologist specializing in social inequality, social inclusion, youth, and research methods. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts (Sociology, Honours, with a concentration in criminology) from Brock University, my Master of Arts (Sociology, primary area in socio-legal studies) from Queen’s University and my PhD (Sociology, specialization in social inequality) from the University of Waterloo.

I am committed to applied learning and maintains strong connections between my work in the field and academic pursuits.
Email Address

 Jennifer Robinson