Academic Calendar

Department of Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society using the Sociological Imagination to examine social structures, interactions, and relationships, as well as culture. Sociologists shed light on a broad scope of social phenomena – such as family life, street and corporate crime, multiculturalism, and globalization - by investigating social inequality, patterns of behaviour, forces for social change and resistance, and how social systems work. As a liberal arts discipline, sociology provides students with an understanding of how people’s experiences vary by race, class, gender, age, and other ascribed statuses. Students also develop an understanding of the impact social institutions have on individuals, the ability to develop evidence-based arguments and write reports, the ability to use statistics software, and the ability to evaluate different research methods.

Chair

Michael Gulayets, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Faculty

Daniel Alati, DPhil (Oxford)
Law

Fiona Angus, PhD (British Columbia)
Sociology

Tami Bereska, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Shelley Boulianne, PhD (Wisconsin-Madison)
Sociology

Alex Castleton, PhD (Carleton)
Sociology

Emily Milne, PhD (Waterloo)
Sociology

Joanne Minaker, PhD (Queen’s)
Socio-Legal Studies

Amanda Nelund, PhD (Manitoba)
Sociology

Alissa Overend, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology and Physical Education/Recreation

Andrew Patterson, PhD (British Columbia)
Sociology

Korbla Peter Puplampu, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Susan Raine, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Sandra Rollings-Magnusson, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Michael Seredycz, PhD (Nebraska)
Criminal Justice

Jeffrey Stepnisky, PhD (Maryland)
Sociology

Diane Symbaluk, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Kalyani Thurairajah, PhD (McGill)
Sociology