I received my PhD from the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa and my MA in Legal Studies from Carleton University. Before joining Laurier, I held a SSHRC funded postdoctoral fellowship with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University.
I am a critical criminologist, using qualitative researcher to support efforts to prevent and end homelessness in Canada, with an emphasis on unpacking social exclusion and working to build social inclusion.
Dej, E., Gaetz, S., & Schwan, K. (2020). Turning off the tap: A framework for homelessness prevention. Journal of Primary Prevention. 41(5): 397-412.
Oudshoorn, A., Dej, E., Parsons, C., Gaetz, S., & Befus, D. (2020). Evolving an evidence-based model for homelessness prevention. Health & Social Care in the Community 28(5): 1754-1763.
Kilty, J., & Dej, E. (Eds.). (2018). Containing Madness: Gender and ‘Psy’ in Institutional Contexts. Palgrave Macmillan.
Dej, Erin & John Ecker. (2018). “Homelessness & precarious housing in Canada: Where we have been and where we are going.” Public Sector Digest.
Schwan, Kaitlin, Steven Gaetz, David French, Melanie Redman, Jesse Thistle & Erin Dej. (2018). What Would it Take? Youth Across Canada Speak Out on Youth Homelessness Prevention. Toronto: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press.