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Selom Chapman-Nyaho

PhD Candidate, Sociology, York University, Canada

Selom Chapman-Nyaho is a criminologist and PhD Candidate in sociology at York University whose work is in the area of youth, race, and policing. He teaches in the departments of Sociology and Criminology at York University and in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at Centennial College. Previously he was a Youth Restorative Justice caseworker in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a qualitative research specialist, Selom has designed and coordinated research for a number of projects, including a study for the Toronto Police Services Board on the effectiveness of their youth intervention strategies and a project for Peel District School Board's work on parental engagement in rapidly diversifying schools. He has also worked as a researcher for a project examining the experiences of racialized professors in Canadian universities and for the Racism, Violence, and Health Project examining the effects of racism and racism-related stress on the health and well-being of African-Canadians.


  • 2012–present
    Adjunct professor, York University
  • 2012–present
    Adjunct professor, Centennial College


    York University, PhD (Candidate), Sociology
  • 2005 
    Dalhousie University, MA, Sociology
  • 2001 
    McGill University, BA, Sociology