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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
October 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Carrie B. Sanders

Associate Professor, MA Graduate Coordinator, Criminology

Contact Information
Phone: 519-756-8228 ext.5870

Office Location: GRH 126

Academic Background

B.A. (Hons.), Sociology, University of Waterloo (1997 - 2001)

M.A., Sociology, Carleton University (2001 - 2003)

Ph.D., Sociology, McMaster University (2003 - 2007)

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; University of Toronto (2007-2008)


I grew up in a small rural community in South Western Ontario and attended the University of Waterloo where I majored in Sociology.  I continued my studies at Carleton University, where I completed a Master of Arts in Sociology.  I completed my Doctoral degree in Sociology at McMaster University, where I specialized in theories on Individual and Society and Deviance and Crime.  While conducting my dissertation research on emergency response  workers' (specifically 9-1-1, police, fire fighters and paramedics) use of technologies for information sharing and collaborative action, I became particularly interested in science and technology, deviance and social control. 

My theoretical specialties reside in symbolic interactionism, social constructionism, and science and technology studies (specifically the social shaping of technology).  My substantive areas of interest are in policing (specifically on police technologies, crime mapping and social control), emergency response (i.e., intersecting work processes and information sharing among police, fire and emergency medical services) and social problems.  I am a qualitative researcher with an interest in researching and writing about data collection and analysis strategies.  I am very interested in working with students who have an interest in any of these theoretical or substantive areas.

Additional Information

Recent Publications in Science and Technology

Sanders, C.B. and Miller, F.A. (2010).  Partial Accommodations and Boundary Maintenance:  The work of academic technology transfer in Canada.  Science and Public Policy 37(9):  689-701.

Miller, F.A., Sanders, C.B. and Lehoux, P. (2009).  Imagining Value, Imagining Users:  Academic Technology Transfer for Health Innovations.  Social Science and Medicine 68:  1481-1488.

Sanders, C. (2006):  Have You Been Identified: Boundary Work and Emergency Services Classifications Information, Communication & Society 9(6):  714-736.

Recent Publications on Qualitative Methods

Sanders, C. B. and Cuneo, C. (2010).  Social Reliability in Qualitative Team Research.  Sociology 44(2):  1-19.

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