Dr. Stephen Muzzatti
Areas of Expertise:
cultural criminology; animals in society (HAS); transgression; death & dying
Dr. Muzzatti’s primary research lies in the intersection of cultural and ultra-realist criminologies with particular attention to the issues of crime, social harms, consumerism and human interaction with animals. He is particularly interested in the intertwining social dynamics of neoliberalism, brutality and victimisation. As such, he has published on a wide array of topics including terrorism, violence against animals, state and corporate crime, narcissism, working-class spaces and identities, paranormal phenomenon, motorcycle culture and street racing, the Italian-Canadian community, advertising and the monetisation of violence.
- SOC 105: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC 319: Sociological Perspectives on Crime
- CC 8836: Animals in Society and Culture
Graduate Program Membership:
- Communication & Culture
- Policy Studies
Community & Professional Service:
- Department Representative to the Canadian Sociological Association, external link
- Animals in Society Research Cluster, external link
- Lifetime Member of the Justice Studies Association, external link
- former Executive Officer of the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Critical Criminology, external link, opens in new window
- inaugural Chair of the Parkdale Residents Association's, external link, opens in new window Safety and Security Group
Muzzatti, S.L. and B. Rigato. 2020 "Mass Media and Socialization", external link, opens in new window in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Muzzatti, S.L. and M. Reid. 2019. “Crime and Economics: Consumer Culture, Criminology, and the Politics of Exclusion” in Critical Issues of Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy and Practice, external link (pp. 141-155), edited by D. Okada, M. Maguire & A. Sardina. Los Angeles: Sage.
Muzzatti, S.L. and E.M. Smith. 2018. “‘The Spirits Tell Me That You’re Seeking Help’: Fortune-Telling in Late Capitalism” in The Supernatural in History, Society, and Culture, external link (pp. 116-135), edited by D. Waskul and M. Eaton. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Rothe, D.L. and S. Muzzatti. 2018. Mortuuspolitics: Politicization of the dead, capitalism, and inequality. Contemporary Justice Review 21(3): 327-337.
Muzzatti, S.L. 2017. "Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Popular Culture in the Post-9/11 Context", external link, opens in new window in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Muzzatti, S.L. 2016. “Did Need for Speed Kill? ‘Street Racing’ Legislation and the Mediated Reality of Crime” in Covering Canadian Crime, external link (pp. 329-345), edited by C. Richardson and R. Smith-Fullerton. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
DeKeseredy, W., S.L. Muzzatti and J. Donnermeyer. 2014. "Mad Men in Bib Overalls: Media Horrification and Pornification of Rural Culture., external link Critical Criminology 22(2): 179-197.