You are now in the main content area

Kanika Samuels Wortley

Assistant Professor


Dr. Kanika Samuels-Wortley's research explores the intersection of race, racism and the criminal justice system. Her scholarship employs a mixed-methods critical race approach to better understand how racial bias and discrimination impact Black and Indigenous peoples’ experience and perceptions of law enforcement in Canada. Dr. Samuels-Wortley's work aims to acknowledge and identify how Canada’s colonial structures and history of enslavement continue to negatively affect Indigenous and Black communities through contemporary criminal justice practices. Her current research agenda explores the use of predictive policing technologies within Canadian law enforcement agencies and the role they may play in exacerbating racial inequities.


University Degree
University of Waterloo PhD
Ontario Tech University MA
University of Toronto BA


Course Code Course Title
CRM 101 Understanding Crime