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Suzie Dunn

Suzie Dunn

Suzie Dunn, an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, brings her expertise in legal responses to TFGBV. With over a decade of experience as one of the leading contributors to our understanding of TFGBV laws in Canada, she has considerable experience mobilizing knowledge for policy change on TFGBV through her work with the eQuality Project, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Centre for Law Technology and Society, and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund.

In the Media

Dunn, S. (2022). How to stop cyber-misogyny. Herizons, 35:4. https://herizons.ca/archives/cover/how-to-stop-cyber-misogyny


Dunn, S. (2021). Online gender-based violence. CIGI Video. https://www.cigionline.org/activities/supporting-safer-internet/


Fong, A. (2022, January 19). Legal reform is needed to protect young women from the growing threats of online sexual violence [Quoted]. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/legal-reform-is-needed-to-protect-young-women-from-the-growing-threats-of-online-sexual-violence-174498


Gooderham, M. (2023, March 3). Advancing gender equality in the digital age: Programs work to address technology-facilitated violence [Quoted]. Global Affairs Canada. https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/stories-histoires/2023/2023-03-02-technology-facilitated-gbv-facilitee-technologie.aspx?lang=eng


Schmitz, C. (2023, March 17). Supreme court of Canada rules voyeurism offence does not have implicit temporal use component [Quoted]. Law360 Canada.

Previous Work

Dunn, S., Vaillancourt, T., & Brittain, H. (forthcoming, 2023) “Supporting Safer Digital Spaces: An International Examination of Gender, Sexual Orientation and Technology-Facilitated Violence” CIGI Supporting a Safer Internet Final Report (Windsor: Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Bailey, J., & Dunn, S. (forthcoming, 2023) “The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: Recurring Themes in Tech-facilitated Sexual Violence Over Time”. Criminalising Intimate Image Abuse, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Bailey, J., Craig, C., Dunn, S., & Lawrence, S. (2022) “Reframing Technology-facilitated Gender-based Violence at the Intersections of Law & Society”. Canadian Journal of Law and Technology.

Dunn, S., & Moira, A. (2022) On the Internet, Nobody Knows You are a Dog: Contested Authorship of Digital Evidence in Cases of Gender-Based Violence. Canadian Journal of Law and Technology.

Dunn, S. (2021) “Technology-Facilitated Violence: An Overview”, Centre for International Governance Innovation: Supporting a Safer Internet Paper No. 1.

Dunn, S. (2021). Is it Actually Violence? Framing Technology Facilitated Harms as Violence. In Bailey, Flynn, & Henry (Eds.), The Emerald International Handbook of Technology-Facilitated Violence and Abuse. Emerald Publishing.

Thomasen, K., & Dunn, S. (2021) Reasonable Expectations of Privacy in the Era of Drones and Deepfakes: Examining the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in R v Jarvis. In Bailey, Flynn, & Henry (Eds.), The Emerald International Handbook of Technology-Facilitated Violence and Abuse.Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Bailey, J., Burkell, J., Dunn, S., Gosse, C., & Steeves, V. (2021) Getting Beyond the Individual ‘Bad Apple’: Thinking More Comprehensively About AI & Technology-Facilitated Violence and Abuse. In Scassa & Martin-Bariteau (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence and the Law in Canada. Canada: LexisNexis Canada.

Dunn, S., Bailey, J., & Msosa, Y. (2020) Stand by Me: Viewing Bystander Intervention Programming Through an Intersectional Lens. In Crocker, Minaker, Neuland (Eds.) Conversations about Sexual Violence on University Campuses: New Challenges, Novel Solutions. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.

Dunn, S., Lalonde, J., & Bailey, J. (2017) Terms of Silence:  Weaknesses in Corporate and Law Enforcement Responses to Cyberviolence against Girls. Girlhood Studies, 10(2), 80–96

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