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Department of Anthropology

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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.

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.

Research

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.

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.

The long-term economic outcomes of refugee private sponsorship

A recent study by Dr. Lisa Kaida, Feng Hou of Statistics Canada, and PhD Candidate Max Stick has been published by Statistics Canada.
Jan 14, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Casey Scheibling!

Congratulations to Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Scheibling, whose research was successfully funded by McMaster’s Arts Research Board (SSHRC Explore –Standard Research and Research Creation Grant).
Jan 07, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Diana Singh!

Congratulations to Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Diana Singh, whose research was successfully funded by McMaster’s Arts Research Board (SSHRC Explore –Standard Research and Research Creation Grant).
Jan 07, 2020

Phillipa Chong receives SSHRC Explore - Major Collaborative Project Seed Grant

McMaster professor Phillipa K Chong has been awarded a SSHRC Explore - Major Collaborative Project Seed Grant.
Dec 23, 2019

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Charles’ new journal article

In his Journal of Loss and Trauma article, McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles and his collaborators examine how pre-migration, migration, and post-migration pathways affect Haitian asylum seekers' mental health in Canada.
Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Karen Robson on The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Dr. Karen Robson was one of the panellists on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
Dec 17, 2019