Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies
Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Dr. Marlene Santin is a Professor in the Bachelor of Community Safety Program in the School of Public Safety. She received her Masters and PhD from the Department of Sociology at McMaster University and Bachelor of Arts degrees with honors in both Sociology and History from Western University. Her PhD dissertation examined the economic, political, social and legal causes of the abolition of the British transatlantic slave trade.
Prior to joining Sheridan College, Marlene held senior policy and research positions with the Government of Ontario, working on a range of issues, including the rights of crime victims and social welfare in Ontario. Marlene was also an instructor at McMaster and Western University, where she taught numerous courses in research methods, statistics, social inequality and theory. Her current SRCA funded research explores human trafficking risk and prevention as well as the development of a Digital Game Based Tool to evaluate child and youth anti-human trafficking programs. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.
She is passionate about animal welfare and rescue. In her spare time, she volunteers at a local animal shelter leading program development, assisting with shelter cleaning and providing fundraising support.
- Quantitative Methods
- Program Evaluation
- Qualitative Methods
- Social Inequality
- Social Theory
- Program evaluation
- Examining human trafficking risk and prevention. Advancing program evaluation methods for child and youth social programs.
Santin, M., Dempsey, J., Do, J. (2022-06-22). Hearing their Voices: A Qualitative Exploration of Survivor Perspectives on Human Trafficking Risk and Prevention in Canada. The Qualitatives. St. John's , Canada.
Santin, M. (2022-10-26). Hearing Their Voices: A Qualitative Exploration of Human Trafficking Survivors in Canada. Sheridan Creates Conference . Mississauga , Canada.
Santin, M. (2022-10-27). Innovative Program Evaluation Approaches: Creating a Digital Game-Based Tool to Evaluate Child and Youth Anti-Human Trafficking Program. Safe City Mississauga Crime Prevention Conference. Mississauga , Canada.
Santin, M. (2015-06-16). The Managed Heart Revisited: Exploring the Effect of Institutional Norms on the Emotional Labor of Flight Attendants Post 9/11. . Qualitative Conference. London , Canada.
Santin, M., Kelly, B. (2018). Participant observation at 30,000 ft.: The highs and lows of studying flight attendants post 9/11. .SAGE Research Methods Cases. .
Santin, M., Kelly, B. (2017). The Managed Heart Revisited: Exploring the Effect of Institutional Norms on the Emotional Labor of Flight Attendants Post 9/11.Journal of Contemporary Ethnography , Vol 46(Issue 5).
"Hearing their Voices: A Qualitative Exploration of Human Trafficking Survivors in Canada ". Sheridan . SRCA . $10,000. 2020.
Marlene Santin (Principle Investigator), Marlene Santin (Principle Investigator), Julie Dempsey, Jasmine Do .
"Innovative Program Evaluation Approaches: Creating a Digital Game-Based Tool to Evaluate Child and Youth Anti-Human Trafficking Programs ". Sheridan . SRCA Grant . $10,000. 2022.
Marlene Santin (Principle Investigator), Julie Dempsey (Principal Investigator), Andrew Hladkyj (Principal Investigator), Cassie Petersen (Graduate Student), Sakshi Reddy (Graduate student) .