Jennifer Robinson

Name Jennifer Robinson
School School of Community Services
Program Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (Honours) 
Academic and Professional Designations PhD, Sociology
Title Professor
Program Coordinator
Courses Taught
  • LAW 71115 Introduction to Social Justice
  • LAW 73010 Youth Justice
  • SOC 74000 Social Issues: Emerging Trends
  • LAW 73035 Crime Prevention and Community Safety
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Social justice
  • Community wellbeing
  • Social inequalities
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 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 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 maintain strong connections between my work in the field and academic pursuits.