The Study of Ethics, Deviance and Crime Inside Institutions and Across Professions

Garry Gray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria who examines the social organization of ethics and crime inside institutions and across professions. He uses interdisciplinary mixed-methods approaches and ethnography to generate thick descriptions and grounded insights from each of the organizational settings and professional practices that he studies.


From 2011-2015, Garry was a Research Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. From 2009-2011, Garry was a Research Fellow in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he researched the influence of organizational culture on medical errors inside hospital settings. 


Garry received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto (2008), with comprehensive exams in Crime and Socio-Legal Studies and Qualitative Methods. Garry also holds an MA in Criminology from the Centre of Criminology and Socio-legal Studies at the University of Toronto and prior to that he completed an Hon. BA double major in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Toronto.


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University of Victoria

Department of Sociology

Cornett A333, 3800 Finnerty Rd.

Victoria, British Columbia

Canada, V8P 5C2



Research Interests
  • Crime and Deviance

  • Institutional Corruption

  • Regulation and Social Control

  • Law and Society

  • Ethnography

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Garry Gray, PhD