Andrew Woolford
Professor and Criminology and Social Justice Research Coordinator, Department of Sociology

Address: 327 Isbister Building, University of Manitoba
  Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Phone: 204.474.6058
Fax:  204.261.1216

Dr. Andrew Woolford is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. He is author of The Politics of Restorative Justice: A Critical Introduction (Fernwood, 2009), Between Justice and Certainty: Treaty Making in British Columbia (UBC Press, 2005) and, with R. S. Ratner, Informal Reckonings: Conflict Resolution in Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Reparations, (Routledge-Cavendish Press, 2008). He is currently conducting research questions of genocide and historical repair for boarding/residential schools in Canada and the US, as well as an augmented reality technologies for representing suffering and building empathy in atrocity museums. Dr. Woolford has published articles on Aboriginal politics, reparations, restorative justice, genocide and critical criminology in journals such as Social Politics, Law & Society Review, Critical Criminology, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Journal of Human Rights, and Social Justice.

Ph.D. Sociology, University of British Columbia, 2002; M.A. Sociology, University of Western Ontario, 1996; B.A. Sociology (Hons.), University of Victoria, 1993

Areas of Specialization:
Genocide Studies, Transitional Justice, Informal Justice, Sociology of Law, Criminology, Neoliberalism and the Inner City, Social Movements, and Aboriginal Politics

Recent Publications:


Woolford, Andrew. (2009). The Politics of Restorative Justice: A Critical Introduction. Fernwood Publishing.

Woolford, Andrew, and R.S. Ratner. (2008). Informal reckonings: Conflict resolutions in mediation, restorative justice, reparations. Oxon, UK: Routledge-Cavendish.

Journal Articles:

Woolford, Andrew. (2011). Transition and Transportation: Genocide, Land, and the British Columbia Treaty Process. New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, 4 (2).

Woolford, Andrew, and Amelia Curran. (2011). Limited Autonomy, Neoliberal Domination, and Ethical Distancing in the Social Services. Critical Social Policy, 31 (4).

Woolford, Andrew, and Jasmine Thomas. (2011). Exception and Deputization under Today's NDP: Neoliberalism, the Third Way and Crime Control in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Law & Society, 26 (1).

Woolford, Andrew. (2010). The Fuhrer Gives the Jews a Town: The Art of Impression Management in Theresienstadt. Crime Media Culture, 6 (2): 87-104.

Woolford, Andrew, and R.S. Ratner. (2010). Disrupting the Informal-Formal Justice Complex: On the Transformative Potential of Civil Mediation, Restorative Justice and Reparations Politics. Contemporary Justice Review, 13 (1): 5-17.

Woolford, Andrew. (2009). Ontological Destruction: Genocide and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal [Special Issue], 4 (1), April: 81-97.

Ratner, R.S., and Andrew Woolford. (2008) Mesomobilization and Fragile Coalition: Aboriginal Politics and Treaty-Making in British Columbia. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, 28: 113-36.

Woolford, Jessica, and Andrew Woolford. (2007). Abortion and genocide: The unbridgeable gap. Social Politics 14 (1): 126-53.

Hogeveen, Bryan, Joane Martel, and Andrew Woolford (Eds.). (2006). Law, crime and critique. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice [Special Issue], 48 (5).

Woolford, Andrew, and Stefan Wolejszo. (2006). Collecting on moral debts: Reparations, the Holocaust, and the Porrajmos. Law & Society Review 40 (4), 871-902.

Woolford, Andrew. (2005). Between justice and certainty: Treaty-making in British Columbia. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, Law and Society Series.