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About Dr. Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry, PhD is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She has written extensively on social justice generally, and hate crime specifically. She has published several books spanning both areas, including: 

  • Diversity, Crime and Justice in Canada
  • In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crime

She has also published in the area of Native American victimization and social control, including the books The Silent Victims: Native American Victims of Hate Crime, and Policing Race and Place: Under- and Over-enforcement in Indian Country. Both books were based on interviews with Native Americans (University of Arizona Press). She was the General Editor of a five-volume set on hate crime (Praeger), and editor of Volume 3: Victims of Hate Crime of that set. Her work has been published in a number of journals that represent diverse disciplines, including:

  • American Indian Quarterly
  • Journal of History and Politics
  • Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Theoretical Criminology

Dr. Perry continues to work in the area of hate crime, and has begun to make contributions to the limited scholarship on hate crime in Canada, including work on anti-Muslim violence, hate crime against LGBTQ communities, the community impacts of hate crime, and right-wing extremism in Canada.