Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Ellen Faulkner

Ellen Faulkner

Ellen Faulkner

Name: Dr. Ellen Faulkner
Position: Instructor
Affiliation: TRU
Phone: 250-371-5519


Deviance and Social Control
Critical Criminology
Critical Race Theory
Hate Crime & Hate Propaganda
Sociological Theories and Research Methods
Sociology of Knowledge
Feminist Theory and Intersectionality
Restorative Justice

Research Interests

2017. Insight Grant submitted Fall 2017. Title: Carceral Diminishing of Identity: Black and Racialized LGBTQI2s Intersecting Needs and Experiences in Correctional Institutions in Canada. Role: Collaborator. Principle Investigator: Dr. Wesley Crichlow, Department of Criminology, University of Ontario Institute for Technology. Oshawa, Ontario.

2012. SSHRC Partnership Grant. Title: Pathways to Prosperity: New Policy Directions and Innovative Local Practices for Newcomer Attraction and Integration. Role: Collaborator. Principle Investigator: Dr. Victoria Esses, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario. The Partnership Grant is valued at $2.5 million over seven years.

2011. SSHRC Standard Research Grant Awarded. Role: Collaborator. Title: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Legal Profession: Invisibility, Disclosure, and Equality. Principle Investigator: Dr. Audrey Kobayashi, Queen's University. Value: $174,000.00. File Number: 410-2011-1940. CIN: 20428.

2006. SSHRC Standard Research Grant Awarded. Title: Making Hate Crime: A Study of Police Work. Role: Principle Investigator. Value: $47,498.00. File Number: 410-2006-1827. CIN: 67094.



Ph.D. Social Justice Education. Ontario Institute for Studies In Education, University of Toronto. 1999.

M.A. Queen's University. Sociology. 1991.

B.A. Honours. Queen's University. Sociology and Women's Studies. 1989.


Ellen Faulkner and Gayle MacDonald. Summer 2016. Introduction: Agency and Resistance: Debates in Feminist Theory and Praxis. Reprinted in Elizabeth Comack, Gillian Balfour, Ellen Faulkner, Gayle MacDonald, A.J. Withers, Kiran Mirchandani and Wendy Chan (Eds). Gender, Law and Justice. Custom Textbook Complied by Emily van der Meulen, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University. Fernwood Publishing: Black Point, Nova Scotia.

Faulkner, Ellen. 2016. Sexualities and Difference: The Criminalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer (LGBTQ) People in Canada. Updated chapter reprinted in Barbara Perry (Ed.), Diversity, Crime and Justice in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press. Pgs. 256-284.

Faulkner, Ellen. 2015. Homophobic Sexist Violence in Canada: Trends in the Experiences of Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Canada. Reprinted in Brenda Cranney and Sheila Molloy (Eds.), Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. (Third Edition). Toronto: Inanna Publications. Pgs. 401-416.

Ellen Faulkner and Gayle MacDonald (Eds.). April 2009. Victim No More: Women's Resistance to Law, Culture and Power. Fernwood Publishing: Black Point, Nova Scotia. ISBN: 978-1-55266-295-3. (Refereed).

Courses Taught

SOCI 1110 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2590 Deviance and Social Control
SOCI 2720 Research Methods
SOCI 4700 Crime and Justice
SOCI 2500 Crime and Society
SOCI 3820 Qualitative Research Methods

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Sociological Association
Canadian Criminal Justice Association
Canadian Women's Studies Association
Western Society of Criminology