Ellen Faulkner received her PhD in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto after graduating from Queen’s University with a BA (Honours) in Women’s Studies and a MA in Sociology. For the past few years she has been studying hate crimes committed against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender/transexual persons in Canada. Ellen was recently awarded $47,498 over three years from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to research and understand what impedes or supports hate crime reporting, documentation and case processing. Her research, entitled “Making Hate Crime: A Study of Police Work,” will seek to understand victim experience of hate crime and police and detective discretion in terms of their use of hate crime policy. Faulkner’s areas of research and teaching include anti-gay/lesbian violence, violence against women and children, same-sex partner abuse, reproductive technologies, surrogacy contracts, critical criminological and feminist theories, and qualitative/quantitative research methodologies.
Books by Ellen Faulkner
- edited by Ellen Faulkner and Gayle MacDonald