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Monetta Bailey, PhD

  • Monetta Bailey
Associate Professor of Sociology
Phone number
(403) 407-9462
Email Address


Monetta Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Behavioural Science Department at Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta. She has served there as a faculty member since 2014, prior to which she was a sessional instructor. Her teaching load covers fundamental sociological courses as well as courses related to race, crime and deviance.

My research focuses on the intersection of race, ethnicity, immigration and the justice system where I investigate the factors that are related to youth becoming involved in the justice system, as well as the experiences of these youth once they are in the youth justice system. My interest in the justice system was sparked during my undergraduate degree pursuit at the University of Calgary where I studied Political Science. Through gaining both my MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of Calgary, I have been able to expand my interest in the justice system to look to the social institutions that interact with the justice system. I recently completed my doctorate where I explored the ideas of restorative justice among racialized immigrant youth who are referred to the Extra-Judicial Sanctions Program in Calgary. Once a month, Monetta appears as a crime panelist on a local television news program Alberta Primetime to discuss current issues in criminal justice.

Monetta was born in Barbados, if you are having difficulty reaching her, chances are that she is relaxing on a beach back home.


PhD (University of Calgary)
MA (University of Calgary)
BA (University of Calgary)