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Department of Anthropology

Discover Your Focus


The department has close to 25 members. There is a strong research focus and we pride ourselves on the impact of our research. Our dynamic research program covers a wide range of sociological and interdisciplinary research.

About Us

Discover the Department of Sociology. We are one of the largest departments on campus. The outstanding quality and diversity of our department is one of our greatest strengths.

Undergraduate Studies

Pursue undergraduate studies in Sociology with a three or four-year Bachelor’s degree, or give yourself an edge in the marketplace by adding a Sociology minor to your studies.

Graduate Programs

A graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in the fields of Gender, Sexuality and Family; Political Sociology, Social Movements and Policy; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Social Inequality; Social Psychology; and Sociology of Work and Occupations.

Sociology Speaker Series: Dr. Neil McLaughlin

Big Books and Celebrity Intellectuals: How Erich Fromm’s public sociology helped create the 1960s and why his radical activism did not lead to the change he wanted
Jan 14, 2022

Who wins and who loses in the gig economy?

Dr. Paul Glavin discusses his research on platform workers and the growing gig economy
Jan 10, 2022

Big-City Hockey Players and Diversity in NHL

A recent article by McMaster researchers has been published in Canadian Ethnic Studies.
Dec 20, 2021

Four sociology doctoral students featured on the Canadian Sociological Association Fall 2021 Student Spotlight

Four sociology doctoral students featured on the Canadian Sociological Association Fall 2021 Student Spotlight
Dec 07, 2021

Meet Allison Leanage, fall valedictorian

"If you asked me 10 years ago, I would have never thought of being valedictorian, as I was an extremely shy person. However, it was through my graduate school experience here at McMaster University that I built my confidence and found a place to express my thoughts and ideas."
Nov 25, 2021

Changes in selection policy and refugee welfare use in Canada

An article by Dr. Lisa Kaida, PhD Candidate Max Stick, and Dr. Feng Hou of Western University has been published in International Migration.
Nov 22, 2021