Kevin Walby

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Kevin Walby
Associate Professor and Chancellor’s Research Chair

Criminal Justice

  • Architecture
  • Canada
  • Crime and Criminology
  • Death / Dying
  • Ethics
  • Government / Democratic Institutions
  • Journalism / Media Studies
  • Justice
  • Law
  • Pop Culture
  • Technology
  • Urban Geography
  • Urban Planning / Community Planning
Areas of Expertise:
  • Crime
  • Criminological Theory
  • Ethnography
  • Imprisonment
  • Interviews
  • Law
  • Narrative
  • Police
  • Punishment
  • Security
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Social Control
  • Urban Studies
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Kevin Walby is the Chancellor’s Research Chair and an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at The University of Winnipeg. He completed his doctoral dissertation at Carleton University and held teaching positions at the University of Victoria and the University of Toronto, prior to coming to Winnipeg. His research interests include: policing, security, surveillance; representations of crime and criminality; access to information and freedom of information law; sex work, sexuality, and emotional labour; and urban studies.

He has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and is the author of Touching Encounters: Sex, Work, and Male-for-Male Internet Escorting and is co-author of Municipal Corporate Security in International Context. He is also co-editor of many books and publications including Emotions Matter: a Relational Approach to Emotions; Brokering Access: Power, Politics, and Freedom of Information Process in Canada and Policing Cities: Urban Securitization and Regulation in the 21st Century.

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Federal prisoners from across Canada issue a call for penal reform

In the latest issue of the peer reviewed  Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, federal prisoners from across Canada issue a call for penal reform...

Research in Carceral Cultures

Carceral Cultures will generate knowledge about Canada's culture of punishment and related penal policies and practices.

UWinnipeg’s Kevin Walby book launch November 6 – all welcome

Everyone is welcome to attend the launch of Access to Information and Social Justice Critical Research Strategies for Journalists, Scholars, and...

Seeking support for archives

This week the Winnipeg Free Press published an editorial written by Kevin Walby, Associate Professor and Chancellor’s Research Chair in the...