Academic Calendar

Department of Sociology

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

Jeffrey Stepnisky, PhD (Maryland)
Sociology

Faculty

Fiona Angus, PhD (British Columbia)
Sociology

Tami Bereska, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Shelley Boulianne, PhD (Wisconsin-Madison)
Sociology

Michael Gulayets, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Emily Milne, PhD (Waterloo)
Sociology

Joanne Minaker, PhD (Queen’s)
Sociology

Amanda Nelund, MA (Saint Mary’s)
Sociology

Andrew Patterson, PhD (British Columbia)
Sociology

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

Korbla Peter Puplampu, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Susan Raine, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Sandra Rollings-Magnusson, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Michael Seredycz, PhD (Nebraska)
Criminal Justice

Diane Symbaluk, PhD (Alberta)
Sociology

Kalyani Thurairajah, PhD (McGill)
Sociology