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Racism and Inequity won’t be Ended by Awareness Alone

Dr. Jeff Denis recently published an opinion piece in The Hamilton Spectator based on his extensive research and public sociology on issues of racism, inequality and indigenous treaty rights in Canada.

Jul 12, 2016

US Attitudes Towards Lesbian & Gay People are better than ever

Dr. Tina Fetner has an analysis of trends about the changing attitudes in the United States about gay and lesbian rights in Contexts, a public outreach journal of the American Sociological Association.

Jul 01, 2016

"Good Indians, bad Indians"

Dr. Jeff Denis published an opinion piece in the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal newspaper on public opinion on indigenous issues.

Jun 26, 2016

Half-day Conference: Healthy Children and Families

Dr. Marisa Young participated in the Half-day Conference: Healthy Children and Families. One of five speakers, she was speaking on "Neighbourhood Influences on Parents’ Work-Family Conflict and the Implications for Child Health and Well-Being.” This half-day conference was part of the “Big Ideas, Better Cities” series.

Jun 23, 2016

So You Think a New Prison Will Save Your Town?

Sociology Professor Gregory Hooks is interviewed about his research that challenges the alleged economic benefits to rural American towns of building prisons.

Jun 14, 2016

This Year's John Porter Book Award

The Canadian Sociological Association present this year's John Porter Book Award to McMaster Sociology Professor Dr. Vic Satzewich, for Points of Entry: How Canada’s Immigration Officers Decide Who Gets In (2015).

May 31, 2016

Canadian Sociology for Sale? Academic Branding in the ‘Neo-Liberal Age

Recently defended PhD student Roger Pizarro Milian has published (with Scott Davies and David Zarifa) "Barriers to Differentiation: Applying Organizational Studies to Ontario Higher Education." in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 46(1): 19-37. This piece examines organizational forces that mediate the efficacy of current differentiation policies within the Ontario public university sector.

May 02, 2016

Dr. Jeff Denis Presents His Paper in Australia

Dr. Jeff Denis presented a paper based on his research on indigenous issues and de-colonialization in Canada in April 2016 at a symposium in Melbourne, Australia on The Non-Indigenous Responsibility to Engage: Scoping Reconciliation and Its Alternatives.

Apr 30, 2016

Promoting Sociological Research: A Toolkit

Dr. Tina Fetner has put together a toolkit published by The American Sociological Association for taking sociological research to a wider audience, from writing Op-Eds, using Social Media and doing media interviews.

Apr 29, 2016

Anti LBGT Moral Panics and Controversial Public Bathroom Legislations

Dr. Tina Fetner comments on anti LBGT moral panics in the United States, with regards to the controversial public bathroom legislations that are currently being debated.

Apr 27, 2016

McMaster PhD Sociology Student Sabreena Siddiqui's research was highlighted on CBS...

...in response to a recently published study on boy-girl birth ratios among immigrants to Canada.

Apr 12, 2016

Sociology Student Featured in Last Month's Pathways Newsletter

Sociology Student Kristian Ferreira, was featured in last month Pathways newsletter.

Feb 29, 2016

Student Organized Conference on Indigenous Health Issues

Sociology MA student Christa Jonathan played a leadership role in putting together a student organized conference on indigenous health issues in Jan 2016.

Jan 13, 2016

Most-downloaded CRS Article in 2015

Dr. Vic Satzewich 2014 article "Canadian Visa Officers and the Social Construction of 'Real' Spousal Relationships" in the Canadian Review of Sociology (CRS) was the most-downloaded CRS article in 2015 (with 865 downloads). It was the second-most popular downloaded article in 2014 with 1,112 download.

Dec 31, 2015

Family, Religion and the Re-Terriotoriazation of Culture Within the South Asian Diaspora

Dr. Lina Samuel published "Family, Religion and the Re-Terriotoriazation of Culture Within the South Asian Diaspora" in Guida Man and Rina Cohen (editors) Engendering Transnational Voices (Wilfred Laurier Press, 2015).

Dec 11, 2015

A Post-Bourdieusian Sociology of Valuation and Evaluation for the Field of Cultural Production

Dr. Phillipa Chong article,"A Post-Bourdieusian Sociology of Valuation and Evaluation for the Field of Cultural Production" (2016) is forthcoming in Routledge Handbook of Sociology edited by Stefan Beljean, Phillipa Chong, and Michèle Lamont.

Nov 19, 2015

China's Announcement of the End of its One Child Policy

Dr. Victor Satzewich was interviewed by Global National News and CTV National News on China's announcement of the end of its one child policy. And by the Toronto Star, National Post Radio and Blacklock's Reporter (Ottawa) on the Canadian Government's Syrian refugee resettlement plans.

Oct 29, 2015

"Cultivating support for the liberal arts"

In conversation with Ted Hewitt, President - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Oct 23, 2015

Colombia's Deal with the FARC

Dr. Jasmin Hristov ( assistant professor in sociology and author of Paramilitarism and Neoliberalism: Violent Systems of Capital Accumulation in Colombia and Beyond ) spoke on the TV program Global Journalist on the topic "Colombia's Deal with the FARC". The participants were high profile political leaders and journalists: Mauricio Rodriguez, an adviser to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Sibylla Brodzinsky, a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian and The Economist and Ricardo Avila, editor-in-chief of Portafolio and deputy editor-in-chief of El Tiempo.

Oct 15, 2015

Gender Differences in Perceived Domestic Equity: A Study of Professionals

Dr. Marisa Young has published the following articles: Young, Marisa, Jean Wallace and Alicia Polachek. 2015, “Gender Differences in Perceived Domestic Equity: A Study of Professionals.” Journal of Family Issues, 36(13), 1751-1781.

Sep 30, 2015

Secretary/Treasurer for the Research Group RC32

Dr. Melanie Heath has accepted the position of Secretary/Treasurer for the Research Group RC32, Women in Society for the International Sociological Association.

Sep 15, 2015