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PhD Student, Criminology, Simon Fraser University

Steff King (they/them) is a PhD student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Their research analyzes death investigation procedures conducted for Indigenous cases with emphasis on partnering with community advocates to demand accountability and establish culturally appropriate investigative standards.

Steff is also a co-supervisor for the Forensic Entomology Lab within the SFU Centre for Forensic Research and they come from an archaeological background focusing on repatriation, community collaboration, and challenging colonial institutional practices.


  • 2021–2022
    PhD Student, Simon Fraser University


  • 2021 
    Simon Fraser University , M.A. Criminology
  • 2018 
    University of Idaho, B.Sc. Anthropology & Sociology-Criminology


  • 2021
    “Our hearts are not at rest”: A critical look at the adequacy of Indigenous death investigations, Arts & Social Sciences: School of Criminology SFU
  • 2020
    What’s the plan? Broadening the MMIWG2 conversation in North America, Comparative American Studies An International Journal
  • 2019
    The Criminal Justice System's Mistreatment of Transgender Individuals: A Call for Policy Reform to Assist a Marginalized Prisoner Community, Inquiries Journal