Andrea Moran Sterling

PhD Student, 2016


Research Interests

Sex work regulation, sociolegal theory, sexuality and the law


“Policing Beyond the Criminal Code: A Study of Networked Policing and the Regulation of Sex Workers in Canada.”

Supervisor: Mariana Valverde


M.A. Criminology and Sociolegal Studies – University of Toronto
B.A. Sociology (Major), Interdisciplinary Studies of Sexuality (Minor) – Concordia University


Andrea Moran Sterling is a Vanier Scholar and PhD student at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto.


Sterling, Andrea and Emily van der Meulen. 2018. “‘We Are Not Criminals’: Sex Work Clients in Canada and the Constitution of Risk Knowledges.” Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit et Société.

Sterling, Andrea. 2018. New Risk Spaces, New Spaces for Harm: The Effects of the Advertising Offence on Independent Escorts, 94–103. In Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance, ed. Durisin, Elya M., Meulen, Emily van der, and Bruckert, Chris. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.

Kempadoo, Kamala, McFadyen, Nicole, Pilon, Phillip, Sterling, Andrea, and Mackenzie, Alex. 2017. Challenging Trafficking in Canada: A Policy Brief. Toronto, ON: Centre for Feminist Research, York University.