Dr. Julie HAM

Dr. Julie HAM

Dr. Julie Ham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brock University. Her research on the criminology of mobility, intersectionality, gender and migration has been published in Critical Social Policy; Work, Employment and Society; Sexualities; British Journal of Criminology; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Anti-trafficking Review and a co-edited volume the Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration (2014). In 2017, she published Sex Work, Immigration and Social Difference, which explored the regulation of sex work and migration and its impact on sex workers’ security, mobility and agency.

Julie’s work on the criminology of mobility is informed by her extensive international engagement with networks such as the Asia-pacific Mission for Migrants, Global Alliance against Traffic in Women and the Border Crossing Observatory at Monash University. Since joining HKU in 2015, she has collaborated with migrant worker organizations and civil society organizations on research projects such as ‘Globalized Labour Knowledges between the Middle East and the Pacific’, ‘Non-Chinese Sex Workers in Hong Kong and Emerging Sex Work Spaces’, ‘Visualizing the Voices of Migrant Women Workers’ in collaboration with Voices of Women Media, ‘Sustainable Sunday Couture: Domestic Workers and Upcycling Designers’ and ‘The Lives of Migrant Remittances’. More details of her current project can be found here.

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Brock University

Research Areas:

  • Gender and migration
  • Sex work
  • Trafficking
  • Intersectionality
  • Domestic work
  • Civil society
  • Social justice