Martin French

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Refereed Articles

  • Zanescu, Andrei, Martin French, and Marc Lajeunesse (2020). “Betting on DOTA 2’s Battle Pass: Gamblification and Productivity in Play,” New Media & Society,
  • Lynch, Erin, David Howes and Martin French. (2020). “A Touch of Luck and a “Real Taste of Vegas,”: A Sensory Ethnography of the Montreal Casino,” Senses & Society, 15(2): 192-215
  • Reynolds, Jennifer, Sylvia Kairouz, Samantha Ilacqua, and Martin French. (2020). “Responsible Gambling: A Scoping Review,” Critical Gambling Studies, 1(1): 23-39
  • French, Martin, Fiona A. Miller and Renata Axler (2019). “‘It’s actually part of clinical care’: biobanking in the entrepreneurial hospital,” Technoscienza, 9(2): 133-158.
  • Swiffen, Amy and Martin French (2018). “Seropolitics and the Criminal Accusation of HIV Non-Disclosure in Canada,” New Criminal Law Review 21(4): 545-566.
  • Gagnon, Marilou, Martin French and Yamilee Hébert (2018). “The HIV Self-Testing Debate: Where do we Stand?” BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18(5):
  • McClelland, Alexander, Martin French, Eric Mykhalovskiy, Marilou Gagnon, Eli Manning, Ryan Peck, Chad Clarke, and Tim McCaskell. (2017). “The Harms of HIV Criminalization: Responding to the ‘Association of HIV Diagnosis Rates and Laws Criminalizing HIV Exposure in the United States’,” AIDS 31(13): 1899-1900.
  • Miller, Fiona and Martin French (2016). “Organizing the Entrepreneurial Hospital: Hybridizing the Logics of Healthcare and Innovation,” Research Policy 45(8): 1534-1544. View abstract here.
  • French, Martin (2015). “Counselling Anomie: Clashing Governmentalities of HIV Criminalisation and Prevention,” Critical Public Health 25(4): 427-440. View abstract here.
  • French, Martin (2014). “Gaps in the Gaze: Informatic Practice and the Work of Public Health Surveillance,” Surveillance & Society 12(2): 226–243. View here.
  • Miller, Fiona, Mentzakis, Emmanouil, Axler, Renata, French, Martin, Lehoux, Pascale, Slater, Barbara, Tarride, Jean-Eric, Wodchis, Walter, Bytautas, Jessica, Wilson, Brenda, and Longo, Chris (2013). “Do Canadian Researchers and the Lay Public Prioritize Biomedical Research Outcomes Equally,” Academic Medicine 88(4): 519–526. View here.
  • French, Martin and Eric Mykhalovskiy (2013), “Public Health Intelligence and the Detection of Potential Pandemics,” Sociology of Health & Illness 35(2): 174–187. View abstract here.
  • French, Martin and Fiona Miller (2012), “Leveraging the ‘Living Laboratory’: On the Emergence of the Entrepreneurial Hospital,” Social Science & Medicine 75(4): 717–724. View abstract here.
  • French, Martin (2009), “Woven of War-Time Fabrics: The Globalization of Public Health Surveillance,” Surveillance & Society 6(2): 101–115. ( Winner, Surveillance Studies Network Annual Paper Prize, 2009). View here.
  • French, Martin (2007), “In the Shadow of Canada’s Camps,” Social & Legal Studies 16(1): 49–69. View here.

Edited Works

  • French, Martin and Gavin Smith (eds). (2016). “Surveillance and Embodiment: Dispositifs of Capture” Body & Society 22(2): 3-177.
  • French, Martin and Smith, Gavin (eds). (2013). “Health Surveillance and Everyday Life—Special Section,” Critical Public Health 23(4): 383-431.

Contact Me

Martin French, PhD
Associate Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montréal, QC, H3G 1M8

Phone: 514.848.2424 x2110