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Julie Kaye B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Member in Sociology

Arts 1021

Research Area(s)

  • Colonial Gendered Violence
  • Community Research and Organizing
  • Harm Reduction; Sex Work
  • Feminist and Indigenous Feminist Thought
  • Post-, Anti-, and Settler-Colonialisms
  • Critical Criminology
  • Human Trafficking
  • Women and Law; Systemic Inequalities

About me

Julie Kaye is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Academic Coordinator of the Certificate in Criminology and Addictions Program at the University of Saskatchewan. As an anti-colonial scholar, she specializes in the areas of colonial gendered violence, community-engaged and Indigenous-led research, racialized (in)justice, racialized policing, and decolonial community organizing. Her book, Responding to Human Trafficking: Dispossession, Colonial Violence, and Resistance Among Indigenous and Racialized Women (2017), provides an important intervention into critical anti-trafficking scholarship. She has also led critical investigations into responses to human trafficking, which can be found in Social Inclusion and the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Kaye’s engaged work has led to a number of community mobilization activities, such as the community-based artistic work, Our Breaking Point: Canada’s Violation of Rights in Life and Death and publications such as a contribution to the reconciliation symposium in the Canadian Review of Sociology. She makes her work colonial gendered violence and international comparisons of legislation affecting sex industries, and the effects of such legislations on sex workers, migrant workers, and human rights widely available, including publications in New York Times, Toronto Star, and Edmonton Journal.


Colonial Gendered Violence Community Research and Organizing Critical Criminology Feminist and Indigenous Feminist Thought Harm Reduction Human Trafficking Post-, Anti-, and Settler-Colonialisms Sex Work Systemic Inequalities Women and Law