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Krys Maki
Assistant Professor
613-236-1393, ext. : 2279
GIG 335


Krys Maki (they/them) holds a PhD in Sociology. Their areas of research include feminist movements, collective organizing around gender-based violence, poverty and social inequality, and critical surveillance studies. Prior to joining the School of Social Innovation at Saint Paul University they completed a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa on labour organizing and movement building within women’s shelters. In 2021, they published their first book Ineligible: Single Mothers Under Welfare Surveillance with Fernwood Publishing. Outside of academia, Krys worked as the Director of Research and Policy at Women’s Shelters Canada, a national non-profit network of violence against women shelters (2017-2022). Their activist scholarship is deeply informed by their work as a long-time organizer and activist with labour, anti-poverty, and feminist movements.