Valerie Steeves

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Valerie Steeves
Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Room: Social Sciences Building, FSS14045 (120 University)
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 1793
Work E-mail: valerie.steeves@uOttawa.ca

Valerie Steeves

Biography

Current Research Interests

  • Human rights and technology
  • Privacy and surveillance
  • Media stereotyping
  • Social construction of crime

Dr. Steeves is a Full Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. Her main area of research is human rights and technology issues. She co-leads (with Jane Bailey) The eQuality Project, a 7-year partnership initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, focused on the ways in which big data practices contribute to a discriminatory environment that sets young people up for conflict and harassment.  In addition, Dr. Steeves is a co-investigator in two other SSHRC funded partnerships: one looking at Big Data Surveillance and the other  focused on addressing Rape Culture on University Campuses. She is also the lead researcher on MediaSmart’s Young Canadians in a Wired World Research Project, which has been tracking young people’s experiences with networked technologies since 2000.  Dr. Steeves has written and spoken extensively on privacy from a human rights perspective, and is an active participant in the privacy policy making process in Canada.

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