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Olga Marques

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 303
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5884


Dr. Olga Marques received her PhD in Criminology from the University of Ottawa, and a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Windsor. Her research centres on the construction, policing and regulation of sex/uality and gender, attending to the inter-relationships between gendered and raced social norms, social control, stigma, transgression, and resistance. She also researches and publishes on the criminalization and victimization of Indigenous peoples.


  • PhD, Criminology University of Ottawa

Courses taught

  • Gender, Sex, and Justice Studies
  • Race and Ethnicity in the Criminal Justice System
  • Advanced Justice Studies
  • Women in the Criminal Justice System
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods

Research and expertise

Areas of supervision:

  • gender, sexuality, and sexual deviance
  • sexual labour
  • sex-based violence
  • imprisonment
  • Indigenous peoples and the CJ system
Research background and interests:
  • sexuality, sex, and sexual deviance
  • pornography and sex work
  • carceral experiences
  • Indigenous criminology
  • media representations of offenders and victims
  • convict criminology and thug criminology


  • Selected publications

    Ellis, A., Marques, O., and Gunter, A. (2023). Thug Criminology: A Call to Action. University of Toronto Press.

    Rinaldi, J. and Marques, O. (2021). “Here I Sit in this Dismal Crypt”: Insider Interpretations of the Canadian Carceral Necropolis. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10(2): 34-49.

    Shon, P.C., Marques, O. (2021) "Female-Offender Parricides in South Korea, 1948–1963: Offender and Offense Characteristics." Asian Journal of Criminology

    Marques, O. (2019) “Navigating, Challenging, and Contesting Normative Gendered Discourses Surrounding Women’s Pornography Use.” Journal of Gender Studies, 28(5): 578-590.

    ​Monchalin, L., Marques, O., Reasons, C., and Arora, S. (2019) “Homicide and Indigenous Peoples in North America: A Structural Analysis.” Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 46: 212-218.

    ​Baggaley, K., Marques, O. and Shon, P. (2019). “An Exploratory Study of the Decision to Refrain from Killing in the Accounts of Military and Police Personnel.” Journal of Military Ethics, 18(1): 20-34 

    ​Marques, O. (2018). “Women’s ‘Ethical’ Pornographic Spectatorship.” Sexuality and Culture, 22(3): 778-795.

    ​Marques, O. (2017). “Navigating Gendered Expectations at the Margins of Feminism and  Criminology,” in R.  Thwaites and A. Godoy-Pressland (Eds) Feminist Beginnings: Being an Early Career Feminist Academic in a Changing Academy (pp. 51-69). Palgrave Macmillan.

    Monchalin, L. and O. Marques (2014). “‘Canada Under Attack From Within’: Problematizing ‘the Natives’, Governing Borders and the Social Injustice of the Akwesasne Border Dispute.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 38(4).

    Monchalin, L. and O.Marques (2013). “Preventing Crime and Poor Health Among Aboriginal People: The Potential for Preventative Programming.” First Peoples Child and Family Review, 7(2): 112-129.

    Marques, O. (2011). “From Pathology to Choice: Regulatory Discourses and the Historic Conflation of Homosexuality and Male Sex Work”. Culture, Society and Masculinities, 3(2): 160-175.

  • Presentations

    Marques, O. (2019). Beyond Girls (Gender) and/in Gangs: Understanding Gender and Gangs Through the Lens of Relationship. Beyond Gangs: Establishing Pathways to Mitigating Violence in the GTA. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON., February 26, 2019.

    Marques, O.(2019). Interviewing Women Impacted by the Incarceration of a Loved One: Reflections on Challenges and Emotional Labour. 36th Qualitative Analysis Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. May 9-11.

    ​Marques, O. (2019). Challenging Rape Culture and Privileging Sex as Pleasure: Piloting a Teaching Module with/to Varsity Athletes. Critical Perspectives Conference, Brantford, ON. May 2-4.

    ​Ellis, A. and Marques, O. (2018).  Insider/Outsider Academics and the Advancement of Thug Criminology. American Society of Criminology 74th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. November 14-17.

    ​​Marques, O. (2018). “#notmymarch: ‘Real’ Women’s Role in Legitimizing the Alt-Right.” International Network of Hate Studies Biennial Conference, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, ON., May 29-31, 2018.

    Marques, O. (2015). Whose Ethics? Anonymization and Public/Private Divides of Place and Space. 32nd Qualitative Analysis Conference. Brescia University College, London, Ontario, June 24 to 26, 2015.

    Marques, O. (2014). On Women-Centered Training and the Making of Gender/Sex Governance Experts.” Sex and the State 3rd Global Conference. Montreal, Quebec, October 17 to 19, 2014.

    Marques, O. (2013). Women Watching Porn Ethically: Reconceptualizing ‘the Gaze’”. International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society 9th Biannual Conference. Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 28 to 31, 2013.

    Marques, O. (November 10, 2012). What Women Want: Sexually Explicit Materials as Envisioned by Women.” Pornography Panel. Playground 2012 Sexuality Conference. Toronto, Ontario,

    Marques, O. (2011). “‘Men are Visual’ and Other Porn Fallacies: The Mal(e)Practice of Female Sexual Desire.” Medicalization of Sex. An International, Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Conference. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. April 28 to 30, 2011