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Department of Anthropology

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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 Programs

We offer a wide variety of courses in such areas as culture, deviance, education, family, gender, ethnic and race relations, health and health care, media, methods, occupations, organizations, theory, sexualities, social inequality, technologies, and work.

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.

Are blogs jeopardizing journalistic integrity?

McMaster professor Phillipa Chong’s research discusses the growth of blogging and its relation to professional journalism as different genres of writing, or “epistemic styles.”
Nov 18, 2019

Global Anger

A lively discussion explored the global upsurge in populism, nationalism, and protest in a November 11 event at McMaster University sponsored by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.
Nov 14, 2019

A Public Discussion on Populism and Nationalism

What does the global upsurge in populism and nationalism signify globally, nationally, and personally? Please join Tina Fetner, James Ingram, Neil McLaughlin, Tony Porter, and Petra Rethmann for a public discussion on Mon, Nov 11 2:30-4:00 PM in LRW 1003.
Nov 07, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Casey Scheibling!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology graduate Dr. Casey Scheibling on Alfred Hunter Memorial Award.
Nov 04, 2019

Sociology Speaker Event: Dr. Lynn S. Chancer“After the Rise and Stall of American Feminism: Taking Back a Revolution”

Discussion led by Dr. Melanie Heath and Dr. Julie Gouweloos (McMaster Sociology Department). Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 - 4:30 – 6:00pm. Location: LRW 1055
Oct 29, 2019

Phillipa Chong talk: October 25, from 10:30-noon (Hamilton Hall 305).

Phillipa Chong, an assistant professor in McMaster’s Sociology department and an expert in studies of cultural practices, valuation, work and qualitative methods, will be giving a talk on her forthcoming book, “Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times”, on October 25, from 10:30-noon (Hamilton Hall 305).
Oct 22, 2019