Associate Professor

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PhD (London School of Economics)
BA (Manitoba)

Research and teaching areas

My research interests are law and literature with a specific focus upon novels for children.

My teaching interests are in criminology.

Selected publications

J.P. Nelson & E.D. Nelson (2017). "Snark Hunting in Canadian Law: Art and Authenticity." Canadian Journal of Law & Society 32(3): 417-436.

J.P. Nelson & E.D. Nelson (2017). “UnCanadian Indians and Good Corporate Citizens: Representations of The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada’s First Peoples in the English-Canadian Print Media.” Canadian Journal of Native Studies 37(2): 61-86.

S. Vago, A. Nelson, V. Nelson, S. Barkan (2017).  Law & Society (New York: Routledge Taylor Francis). 

J. P. Nelson & E.D. Nelson (2016). “Snarkhunting and the Canadian Art Fraud Legal Toolbox." Journal of Art Crime 16: 25-54.

J.P. Nelson & E.D. Nelson (2016).  “The ‘Great Canadian Mystery”: Cinematic Representations of the Death of Tom Thomson and the Manufacture of Signal Crimes.” In Screening Justice: Canadian Crime Films, Culture & Society (edited by Steven Kohm, Sonia Bookman & Pauline Greenhill). Blackpoint, NS:Fernwood Press.

A. Nelson & V. Nelson. (2016).  "'Other' Characters: The Gendering and Racialization of 'Disability' Within Newbery Award-Winning Books, 1922-2012." Canadian Journal of Family and Youth 8(1): 73-101.

A. Nelson & F. Desroches (2014) "Heroes" and Victims: Incarcerated Bank Robbers' Accounts of Victims and Victimization." International Review of Victimology 20(2): 211-226.

Steven Vago & Adie Nelson. Law and Society, 4th edition. Toronto: Pearson Educational Publishing, 2013.

J.P. Nelson & E.D. Nelson (2013). “Framing the Picture: The Canadian Print Media’s Construction of an Atypical Crime and its Victims.” International Review of Victimology 19(3): 285-305.

J.P. Nelson & E.D. Nelson (2013). “The Crime That Pays? The Canadian Print Media’s Construction of Art Fraud, 1978-2012.” Journal of Art Crime 10(2): 3-18.

Adie Nelson (2011).  "The Pink Dragon is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Markers," in J.X. Spade and C. G. Valentine (eds.) The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns and Possibilities, 3rd Ed. (Pine Forge Press/Sage) pp 229-236.

E.D. Nelson & V.B.  Nelson (2010). "Hey Mitch-elle, You Need a Shave!" The School Days of Hirsute Adolescents." Qualitative Sociology Review 6(2): 99-114.

E.D. Nelson & V.B. Nelson (2010). "Reconceptualizing Dreamwork (with Apologies to Lewis Carroll's Alice) as a Facet of Motherwork." Qualitative Sociology Review 6(3): 73-88.

Adie Nelson (2010).  Gender in Canada, 4th edition. Toronto: Pearson Educational Publishing.

Robert J. Brym, John Lie & Adie Nelson (2007). Sociology: Your Compass for a New World: Brief Canadian edition. Toronto: Thomson Nelson.

Linda A. Mooney, David Knox, Caroline Schacht & Adie Nelson (2004).  Understanding Social Problems: 2nd Canadian edition. Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2004.

Robert J. Brym, John Lie, Adie Nelson, Neil Guppy & Chris McCormick (2003) . Sociology: Your Compass For A New World: Canadian edition. Toronto: Nelson Thomson.

Agnes Riedmann, Mary Ann Lamanna & Adie Nelson (2003). Marriage and Families: First Canadian edition. Toronto: Thomson Nelson.

E.D. Nelson (2001). "The Things That Dreams Are Made On: Dreamwork and the Socialization of 'Stage Mothers.'" Qualitative Sociology, 24 (4), Winter: 439-458.

A. Nelson (2001). "The Pink Dragon is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Markers." Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24(2), June: 137-144.

E.D. Nelson & Augie Fleras (1998). Social Problems in Canada: Issues and Challenges, 2nd edition. Toronto: Prentice-Hall.

James Henslin &  Adie Nelson (1997). Essentials of Sociology: Canadian edition. Toronto: Prentice-Hall.

James Henslin & Adie Nelson (1996). Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. First Canadian edition. Toronto: Allyn & Bacon.

Nelson, Adie & Barrie W. Robinson (1996).  Gigolos and Madames Bountiful: Illusions of Gender, Power & Intimacy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996.

Adie Nelson & Augie Fleras (eds) (1995).  Social Problems in Canada: A Reader. Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1995.

E.D. Nelson & B.W. Robinson (eds) (1995).  Gender in the 1990s: Images, Realities, and Issues. Toronto: Nelson, 1995.

E.D. Nelson & B.W. Robinson (1994). "`Reality Talk' or `Telling Tales?' The Social Construction of Gender and Sexual Deviance on a Television Talk Show." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 23(1): 51-76.

E.D. Nelson (1994). "Females Who Sexually Abuse Children: A Discussion of Gender Stereotypes and Symbolic Assailants." Qualitative Sociology, 17(1): 63-88.

E.D. Nelson (1994). "Sugar Daddies: The Concept and Code of the Gentleman." Qualitative Sociology, 16(1): 43-68.

University of Waterloo

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