Julie Ham

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Office: STH 414
905-688-5550 x4369

PhD, Monash University
MSW, University of Toronto
BSW, University of Victoria
BA, University of British Columbia

Julie Ham’s recent research explores knowledge production and cultural production by migrants in Hong Kong through participatory and visual methodologies. Her research is grounded in academic-community collaborations that speak to priorities identified by migrant and minority communities, such as the dehumanization of domestic workers, harms produced by the anti-trafficking industry, the impact of social difference in sex work, the trajectory of migrant remittances, cultural production and dynamics that support or hinder social change for migrant communities. Her research on migration, labour, social difference and the criminology of mobility has been published in The British Journal of Criminology; Critical Social Policy; Culture, Health & Sexuality; Gender, Work & Organization; Sociology; Theoretical Criminology; and Work, Employment and Society. She was awarded the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize for 2014 by The British Journal of Criminology for her co-authored article with Sharon Pickering, ‘Hot pants at the border: Sorting sex work from trafficking’. She has published a monograph, Sex Work, Immigration and Social Difference (2017), and a co-edited volume The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration (2014) with Sharon Pickering.

For more information about her research, visit Mobile Methodologies and Migrant Knowledges at https://www.mmmk.ca/