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Department of Anthropology

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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. All Spring and Summer 2020 courses in the Department of Sociology will be taught in an Online format.

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.


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.

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.

Neighborhood Wisdom and Localized Street Knowledge

McMaster professor Luca Berardi’s new article in Qualitative Sociology explores the theoretical and practical scope of street knowledge in managing violent victimization.
Jun 02, 2020

Immigrants are worrying about social ties and finances during coronavirus

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles’ new article in The Conversation.
Jun 02, 2020

Precarious employment of professional musicians

A new article by McMaster professor Lisa Kaida and freelance pianist David Chafe has been published in "Work, Employment and Society."
May 28, 2020

2020 Early Career Researcher Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Early Career Researcher Award Vanessa Watts (Department of Sociology) and Adam Lavecchia (Department of Economics).
May 27, 2020

Canada at a Crossroads

McMaster Sociology Professor Jeffrey Denis has published a book "Canada at a Crossroads."
May 22, 2020

Systemic racism should be a policy priority after COVID-19

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles has published an article on Medium
May 21, 2020