Katrin Roots

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Criminology Waterloo, Ontario kroots@wlu.ca

Bio/Research

I received my PhD from the Department of Socio-Legal Studies at York University in 2018. Prior to joining Laurier, I was an Assistant Professor at University of Manitoba's Sociology and Criminology Department (2020-2021); from 2019-2020 I taught at Brock University's Sociology Department; and fro...

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Bio/Research

I received my PhD from the Department of Socio-Legal Studies at York University in 2018. Prior to joining Laurier, I was an Assistant Professor at University of Manitoba's Sociology and Criminology Department (2020-2021); from 2019-2020 I taught at Brock University's Sociology Department; and from 2018-2019, I held a SSHRC post-doctoral fellowship at Carleton University's Legal Studies Department.

The main focus of my research is on the legal regulation of human trafficking in Canada including legal and policy development, policing, prosecution and defence strategies. I am primarily interested in how the crime of human trafficking is being 'made' at the front-lines by police, legal actors etc., and what effects this has on sex workers, racialized groups, immigrants and other marginalized communities. I am a qualitative researcher with a methodological focus on court documents and trial transcripts.


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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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