Kevin Walby, a doctoral student in sociology at Carleton University, has been awarded
CAUT’s Stewart Reid fellowship.
Walby graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor of arts (Hons),
earned a post-graduate sociology degree from the University of Victoria, and in
2006 went to the European Consortium for Political Research summer school, otherwise
known as the “research methods summer camp.”
Contributing to the sociology of sexuality, his doctoral dissertation research explores
the working lives of 30 male-for-male internet escorts in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto
(Canada), Houston and New York (USA), as well as London (England). His ambition
is to have his research papers published as a book with a Canadian university press.
His current research interests include surveillance and urban governance and he
has published 30 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and review essays, as well
as authored numerous other papers, reports and book reviews.
In addition to his contributions to Canadian sociology, Walby serves as the prisoners?
struggles editor as well as the outreach/advocacy coordinator for the Ottawa-based
Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, a peer-reviewed, nonprofit publication about prison
issues that is mostly written by prisoners. He is also a member of Books2Prisoners
He has received a number of scholarships, awards and honours over his student years,
including the Queen?s Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada, and hopes to take up a career at a Canadian university.
Walby was selected for the fellowship by a three-member application review committee,
which this year included Françoise Naudillon, a professor with the French department
at Concordia University, Queen?s University biology professor Ken Ko and Chris Ferns,
a professor of English at Mount Saint Vincent University.