Dr. Michael C. ADORJAN
After completion of his Ph.D. in 2009 from McMaster University (the dissertation examined debates and policy responses to youth crime in Canada), Michael took up a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong (2010-2013), before returning to Canada as an Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary. Michael was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. His research and teaching currently centers on youth crime perceptions and responses, public perceptions of policing and most recently youth and ‘technoconnectivity’, including the role of technology in teens’ lives, as well as parental and educator responses. Recent publications address social problems related to youth including cyberbullying, sexting, privacy and ‘online addiction’. With his colleague Rosemary Ricciardelli, Professor of Sociology, Memorial University, another line of work investigates the role of ‘synoptic’ modes of surveillance (e.g., citizen journalism through smartphone cameras) and its impact on policing, as well as a long-term project examining correctional officers, mental health and the Canadian correctional system.