Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Val Marie Johnson

Val Marie Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Sociology & Criminology department, and the Women & Gender Studies graduate program at Saint Mary’s University, where she teaches courses on social theory, and theories and histories of gender, sexuality, cities, and law. She is interested in how gender and sexuality are co-produced with other politics, particularly involving class and labour, race and ethnicity, nation and colonialism, criminalization, and formal politics. She has published on the multi-faceted historical politics surrounding sexual morality and what we now call sex work in venues such as the Journal of the History of Sexuality, the Journal of Urban History, and the Journal of Women’s History, and co-edited books on Poverty, Regulation, and Social Justice, and the “CSI” TV series as cultural texts. Her current projects include research on the politics of racial segregation in late-19th and early-20th century Brooklyn NY, and relations between white Anglican missionaries and indigenous peoples in Canada’s residential schools.