Dr. Emma Smith

Emma Smith, PhD

Emma Smith is the Associate Dean of Research and Development in the Office of Research and Innovation at Humber College. She received her PhD from Toronto Metropolitan University and York University’s Communication and Culture program in 2020. Her research interests include documentary representations of female murderers, (re)production of crime narratives in reality television, prison structures, the commodification of crime in popular culture, and Canadian policing systems.

Fulfilling various teaching responsibilities, Emma has lectured in the fields of research design/methodologies, gender studies, sociology, criminology, and professional development at the undergraduate level.

Emma is currently working with the Toronto Police Service on projects associated with the Neighbourhood Community Officer Program (NCOP). The NCOP Research Project was awarded the 2023 President’s Award for Humber Research Excellence.

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