Julius Haag

Email: julius.haag@utoronto.ca

UTM Office: MN6256

Phone: 905-569-4455


Julius Haag

 Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream


Professor Julius Haag’s areas of interest include policing, youth justice, racialization, ethnicity, criminalization, terrorism, and teaching and learning. He currently teaches courses in policing, the sociology of crime, and domestic radicalization and terrorism. His research draws on urban sociology, critical race theory, and cultural criminology to explore the individual and community-level impacts of policing and criminalization on young people from racialized and marginalized backgrounds. In particular, his research has focused on the lived experiences of young people from the Afro-Caribbean community.

Professor Haag’s ongoing criminological research agenda employs qualitative methods in examining how young people navigate community-level violence and forms of hyper-surveillance by both peers and the police. He is also interested in the growing role of social media in both promulgating and intensifying real-world conflicts. His research interests related to teaching and learning focus on the experiences of racialized students with post-secondary education, including experiences with campus life, strategies for engagement and retention, and effective pedagogical practices.

He is currently involved in a collaborative study of young people’s experiences with gun violence in the Greater Toronto Area, led by Julian Tanner, Scot Wortley, and Jooyoung Lee.

Recent Publications

Aukular, Harpreet & Julius Haag (2018). Youth at Risk & Diversity. In “Youth at Risk and Youth Justice: A Canadian Overview” Eds. John Winterdyk & Russell Smandych. Oxford University Press: Toronto, ON. (Accepted).

Haag, Julius & Scot Wortley (2017). Policing. In “Crossing Places: A Review of Urban Youth Policy 1960s-2010s” Eds. Dirk Rodricks & Kathleen Gallagher. Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership Policy Series: Toronto, ON.