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Queen's University

Julie Gregory

B.A. Hon. (McMaster), M.A. (Brock) 
Ph.D. Candidate


Supervisor:  Dr. Vincent Sacco

Research Interests and Current Project

My dominant research interests concern the sociology of popular-legal knowledge production and circulation, with special attention paid to intersecting power relations through which particular “problem-solutions” get constituted. In this vein, the purpose of my PhD research is to explore various overlapping discourses which buttress images of university campuses as particularly (un)safe environments requiring augmented techno-security apparatuses.

Areas of Research

  • Accomodative resistance
  • Cultural Criminology
  • Commodification of fear, risk and security
  • Community-based responses to crime, deviance and justice
  • Feminisms
  • Moral panics, social problems and moral regulation
  • Post-subcultural theories and identities
  • Quailtative research methods


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology (in progress) Queen’s University - The Commodified State of Higher Education in Ontario, as Elsewhere (tentative title)
  • Master of Arts in Social Justice and Equity Studies (2007) Brock University - Dancing Politics: Connecting Women’s Experiences of Rave in Toronto to Ageism and Patriarchy
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in French (2003) McMaster University

Selected Distinctions, Grants, and Scholarships

  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Graduate Scholarship (June 2008-2011)
  • Franklin and Helene Bracken Fellowship (January 2007)
  • Graduated with Distinction (January 2007)

Selected Publications

  • Gregory, Julie. (2012). "Branding via Securitization." Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 28(2).
  • Gregory, Julie and Samah Sabra. (2012). “Kimveer Gill: Media(ted) Representations of a National Alien” in Inversions of Power and Paradox, edited by Elizabeth E. Nelson and Jonathan A. Allen. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Gregory, Julie. (2012). “Ageing Rave Women's Post-Scene Narratives.” Pp. 37-49 in Ageing and Youth Cultures, edited by Andy Bennett and Paul Hodkinson. Oxford: Berg.
  • Gregory, Julie. (2011). “In-groups and Out-groups” in Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology: The definitive sociology reference source, edited by George Ritzer and Mike Ryan. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Gregory, Julie. (2010). (M)others in Altered States: Prenatal Drug-Use, Risk, Choice, and Responsible Self-Governance. Social & Legal Studies 19(1): 49-66.
  • Gregory, Julie. (2009). Too young to drink, too old to dance:The influences of age and gender on (non) rave participation. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 1(1): 65-80.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Branding (in)Security
    Anti-Security Workshop
    (Carleton University, October 23, 2010
  • Twisted monster? Media(ted) representations of a national alien
    (Co-Presenter) 8th Global Conference on Monsters and the Monstrous
    (Oxford University, September 19, 2010)
  • In the Name of (in)Security
    Annual Meeting of the Canadian Law and Society Association
    (Concordia University, June 3, 2010)
  • I’ve Spent My Whole Life Preparing to Raise Teenagers
    Representing Motherhood
    (Ryerson University, May 22, 2010)
  • Branding Security
    Sociology and Equity Studies in Education Graduate Student Conference (Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto, April 3, 2010)

Teaching Fellowships

  • SOCY 275: Theories of Deviance and Social Control (Fall 2010)
  • SOCY 274: Sociology of Deviance (Fall 2009)

Selected Guest Lectures

  • Governing Parenthood
    (Carleton University, SOCI 348OA: Sociology of Law, April 5, 2013)
  • Thinking Sociologically about Community Responses to Crime
    (Memorial University of Newfoundland, SOCI 3395: Criminal Justice and Corrections, March 26, 2012)
  • Is there a Third-Wave and Can it Speak?
    (Queen’s University, Feminist Discussion Group, March 31, 2010)
  • The Personal is Political, or is it?
    (Carleton University, FYSM 1409: Social Change in Canada, November 10, 2008)

Teaching Assistantships

  • SOCY 274: Sociology of Deviance (Winter 2010)
  • SOCY 387: Sociology of Crime and Delinquency (Winter 2009)
  • SOCY 389: Gender, Law and Crime (Winter 2008)
  • SOCY 321: Research Methodology (Fall 2007)
  • SOCY 273: Social Psychology (Winter 2007)
  • SOCI 3P84: Victimology (Fall 2006)
  • SOCI 2P33: Law and Social Justice (Fall 2006)
  • SOCI 2P61: Introduction to Criminology (Fall 2006)
  • SOCI 3V84: Victimology (Winter 2006)
  • SOCI 2P61: Introduction to Criminology (Fall 2005)
  • GEOG 3P51: Popular Music, Place and Identity (Winter 2005)
  • SOCI 3P33: Law and Social Regulation (Winter 2005)
  • SOCI 2P61: Introduction to Criminology (Fall 2004)
  • SOCIOL 1A06: Introduction to Sociology (Fall/Winter 2002-2003)

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