Délon Alain Omrow is a Professor and Sessional Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow at Centennial College and Ontario Tech University, respectively. His research and teaching focus on eco-violence, green criminology, racialized ecologies; debt-for-nature swaps; and the androcentric and anthropocentric symbiosis of trauma on Indigenous bodies and land.
He is published in many academic journals including The Journal of Philosophy and Culture, Nature Sustainability, Journal of Media and Communication Studies and European Journal of Research in Social Sciences. His recent book with Dr. Peter Stoett, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, explored the links between transnational environmental crime, biosecurity and human security, preparing students of criminology to unpack and interrogate the political economic explanations of crime. In a forthcoming book with Dr. Peter Stoett, he explores the intersections of ecoviolence and the (super)exploitation of human beings. Such intersections have led him to explore the role of artificial intelligence in the mitigation (or acceleration) of this form of exploitation – especially as a result of climate change.
Finally, Delon is three-time Canadian Latin Grammy nominee, a two-time Oshawa Music Award winner and has been featured on CBC Music’s SearchLight 2023 Top 100 List for his single “Peace & Love”, produced by Grammy-nominated producer StoneBridge.
Ph.D., York University, Environmental and Socio-Legal Studies
M.A., University of Toronto, Criminology
B.A., York University, Criminology
Career – Faculty Positions
Ontario Tech University: Postdoctoral Fellow (2021 – present)
Ontario Tech University: Lecturer (2018 – present)
Centennial College: Professor (2018 – present)
Spheres of Transnational Ecoviolence: Environmental Crime, Human Security and Justice (Co-authored with Peter Stoett). (Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).
A History of Discursive Violence: Constructing the Amerindian ‘Other’. (Beau Bassin, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2018).
Paradise Lost: the untold history of eco-crimes in Guyana. (Beau Bassin, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017).
Fifty Shades of Green: the evolution of green criminology. (Beau Bassin, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016).
“Daughters of Dust: An Ecofeminist Analysis of Debt-for-nature Swaps and Underage Marriage in Indonesia” in Gendering Green Criminology. Emma Milne, Pam Davies, James Heydon, Kay Peggs and Tanya Wyatt (eds) (Bristol University Press, 2023), 87-115.
“Lethal Weapon: An Eco-Crimes Analysis of the Health Effects of Depleted Uranium” in Social Justice and Human Rights: Inequalities relating to Health Status. Livy Visano and Merle Jacobs (eds) (APF Press, 2014), 153-171.
“A Map of the World: Cognitive Injustice and the Other”, Journal of Philosophy and Culture (Vol. 8, Issue 2, 2020), 22-32.
“Transnational environmental crime threatens sustainable development”, (Co-authored with Meredith L. Gore, Patrick Braszak, James Brown, Phillip Cassey, Rosaleen Duffy, Judith Fisher, Jessica Graham, Ronit Justo-Hanani, Andrea E. Kirkwood, Elizabeth Lunstrum, Catherine Machalaba, Francis Massé, Maria Manguiat, Peter Stoett, Tanya Wyatt and Rob White). Nature Sustainability, (Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2019), 784-786.
“It Is Not Easy Being Green: A Critical Discourse and Frame Analysis of Environmental Advocacy on American Television”, Journal of Media and Communication Studies (Vol. 10, Issue 3, 2018), 14-24.
“Conservation and The Day After Tomorrow: a critical discourse analysis of Guyana’s conservation efforts”, European Journal of Research in Social Sciences (Vol. 6, Issue 3, 2018), 76-86.
“The Social Systems Network: systems-theoretical perspectives and environmental governance”, International Journal of Academic Research and Reflection (Vol. 6, Issue 3, 2018), 80-92.
“Mumble in the Bronx: a socio-cultural analysis of ‘mumble rap’ as environmental discourse”, European Journal of Research and Reflection in Arts and Humanities (Vol. 6, Issue 1, 2018), 44-55.
“Bigotry festers when educators refuse to address race and racism”, (Co-authored with Michael Charles). Toronto Star (March 20, 2023).
“The Technology-Environmental Policy Nexus — Tech with a Green Conscience”, Digital Life Institute (March 28, 2023).