I am a Full Professor in the School
of Criminology, and an associate
member in SFU’s Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (GSW),
and adjunct faculty in University
Department of Justice Studies. My key interests are: Sociology of Law, Gender
and Law, Social Inclusion and Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying, Midwifery
and the State, Critical Criminology, Penal abolition, Academic integrity, and
efforts to support non-traditional postsecondary students, especially
mid-career, mature students. I chaired the Ad Hoc Committee on Lifelong
Learning at SFU and served as the BC/Yukon regional representative for the Writers’ Union of Canada from
1999-2001. Other key interests include cohort-based learning and teaching
with online technology. I have worked on the academic integrity committee in
Criminology and I am a board member and President of the West Coast Book
Prize Society (http://www.bcbookprizes.ca/index.php)
Publications and works-in-progress
Brian Burtch, Aynsley Pescitelli and Rebecca Haskell (2014) “LGBT Movements in
Western Canada: British Columbia,” in Manon
Tremblay (ed.), Queer
Mobilizations: Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy, Vancouver: UBC Press, 142-162.
Brian Burtch and Rebecca Haskell (2014) “Learning
Gender, Sexuality, and the ‘Gay Agenda’ in Schools,” in Gerald Walton (ed.), The
Gay Agenda: Claiming Space, Identity and Justice, Bern: Peter Lang Publishing, 239-255.
Brian Burtch (2012)
“Education Matters: Confronting Homophobia and Transphobia in
Schools” in Malinda Smith and Monica Jaffer (eds.), Beyond the Queer Alphabet, Teaching Equity Matters E-Book Series,
R. Haskell and B. Burtch
that Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools. Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood
R. Price and B. Burtch (2010) “Degree Completion
for Aboriginal People in British
Columbia: A Case Study.” Canadian Journal of
University Continuing Education 36(1): 1-17
-- available online at: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjuce-rcepu/article/viewFile/8491/6856
N. Larsen and B. Burtch (eds.) (2010) Law
in Society: Canadian Readings [3rd edition]. Toronto: Nelson Education.
R. Haskell and B. Burtch (2010, “’Teachers Don’t
Hear the Word ‘Fag’: Homophobia and Transphobia in Canadian Schools” in N.
Larsen and B. Burtch, Law in Society (2010, see above), pages 320-337.
B. Burtch and N. Larsen (eds.)
(2006) Law in Society: Canadian Readings [2nd
B. Burtch (2005) “Review of Further
Education/Higher Education Links in Canada.” In J. Gallagher and M.
Osborne (eds.) A Contested Landscape: International Perspectives on Diversity in
Mass Higher Education. National Institute for Adult Education
[NIACE], pages 47-62.
B. Burtch (2006) “Legal Basis
for Widening Access.” In A. Oduaran and H.S. Bhola (eds.), [Ch.
5], Hamburg, Germany: Kluwer (Springer) and
UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE). Widening Access to Education
and Social Justice: Essays in Honour of Professor Michael Omolea, pages 83-94.
(2003) The Sociology of Law:
critical perspectives on social control [2nd edition]. Toronto: Thomson Nelson.
C. Dunlop and B. Burtch (2003)
“Doors Close, Windows Open” A British
Columbia Case Study on Widening Access to Further
and Higher Education.” Journal of Adult and Continuing Education 9(1):
B. Burtch (2000) “Racial Discrimination in Law: An
International Perspective” In Robynne Neugebauer (ed.), Criminal
Injustice: Racism in the Criminal Justice System, Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, pages
N. Larsen and B. Burtch (eds.)  Law in Society: Canadian
and B. Burtch (1997) “Midwives and Safe Motherhood:
International Perspectives.” In Farah Shroff (ed.), The New Midwifery:
Reflections on Renaissance and Regulation. Toronto: The Women’s Press, pages 115-145.
K. Burke and B. Burtch (1996) “Men, Masculinities, and Crime.” In Thomas
O’Reilly-Fleming (ed.), Post-Critical
Prentice-Hall Canada, pages 216-229.
(1994) Trials of
Labour: The Re-emergence of Midwifery. Montréal/Kingston:
McGill-Queen’s University Press.
K. Reid with the assistance of P. Woodward (1994) Discovering
Barriers to Legal Information: First
Generation Immigrants in Greater Vancouver. Ottawa: Department of Justice Canada.
Ratner, John McMullan and B. Burtch (1987) “The
Problem of Relative Autonomy and Criminal Justice in the Canadian State”
In R.S. Ratner and J.L. McMullan (eds.), State
Control: Criminal Justice Politics in Canada, Vancouver,
University of British Columbia Press, pages
Burtch (1986) “Interview with Claire Culhane.” Crime and
Social Justice v. 26, pages 135-150.
and R.V. Ericson (1979) The Silent
System: An Inquiry into Prisoners who Suicide and Annotated Bibliography.
Centre of Criminology.
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