ABOUT THE SPEAKER
CHRISTINE GERVAIS (PhD Sociology) is an Associate Professor in Criminology in the Faculty of Social Sciences and a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Her teaching and research areas include children’s and women’s rights in Latin America, social justice, the collateral consequences to relatives of youth who sexually offend, as well as gender-based discrimination and criminalization in religious institutions. Her interdisciplinary studies have been published in Signs, Sociology of Religion, Religions, Review of Religious Research, Canadian Woman Studies, Journal of International Women’s Studies, Children & Society, Journal of Youth Studies, Child Abuse & Neglect and the Journal of Family Violence. She is the author of the recently published book, Beyond the Altar (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).