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American Sociological Association’s most-downloaded list features Dr. Jeff Denis

The American Sociological Association published the 2017 list of the most downloaded sociology articles in ASA journals this week. McMaster sociologist Jeff Denis is featured on this list, with his sole-authored article, “Contact Theory in a Small-Town Settler-Colonial Context: The Reproduction of Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-White Canadian Relations,” published in the American Review of Sociology in 2015.

Sep 14, 2018

Helping to change human habits

Alicia Giannetti a recent grad with a double honours degree in sociology and religious studies, and a minor in sustainability has been awarded a Climate Change and Health – Innovation Award.

Sep 07, 2018

Welcome to Dr. Luca Berardi

Dr. Luca Berardi is joining the Sociology and Social Psychology programs this Fall 2018.

Sep 05, 2018

Leadership course provides academic insight and placement experience

Through this course, students will think more deeply about and reflect critically on leadership, and it's connection with their specific academic disciplines and the community around them.

Aug 27, 2018

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 2018

Vanessa Watts and Hayden King reflect on the AFN election

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Vanessa Watts, Director of Indigenous Studies and Assistant Professor of Sociology at McMaster University and Hayden King, Executive Director of Yellowhead Institute at Ryerson University on the "impossible reconciliation" that First Nations citizens faced in the recent election of the Assembly of First Nations.

Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Lisa Kaida receives SSHRC Insight Grant

Assistant Professor Dr. Lisa Kaida from the Department of Sociology has been awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Insight Grant.

Jun 18, 2018

Graduate Student Rochelle Wijesingha receives best article of the year award

Congratulations to Sociology PhdD candidate Rochelle Wijesingha for her award winning, co-authored paper in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education!

Jun 18, 2018

McMaster Sociology alumna awarded the Canadian Association of Social Workers' highest honour

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Glenn Drover Award for Outstanding Service is Sociology grad, Dr. Mary Valentich ’63

May 23, 2018

Tina Fetner to lead the Canadian Sociological Association

Associate Professor Dr. Tina Fetner from the Department of Sociology has been elected president of the Canadian Sociological Association.

May 09, 2018

Black students still face major hurdles getting into university

Black, Latin American and southeast Asian Grade 12 students are less prepared for post-secondary education than white students, a new study by the Department of Sociology's Karen Robson shows

May 01, 2018

MA student Kyla Simms receives the Myra Baillie Academic Grant

McMaster University Sociology MA student Kyla Simms has been awarded the 2017-2018 Myra Baillie Academic Grant.

Apr 26, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Thursday, May 10, 1:00-2:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, Race, Refugees and the Current Crisis, Dr. Eric Tang

Apr 10, 2018

Social Psychology instructor receives Canadian Sociological Association Outstanding Graduating Doctoral Student Award

Congratulations to Katie Steeves, a 2018 recipient of the Canadian Sociological Association Graduating Doctoral Student Award.

Apr 09, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Tomislav Filipovic

Supervised by Dr. Paul Glavin, Tomislav will be conducting a study that investigates the factors associated with whether an individual remains self-employed over time, or transitions to wage work or unemployment. Tomislav's research asks the question, "under what conditions are self-employment patterns indicative of the spread of precarious work versus growing entrepreneurialism in Canada?" His research would build upon previous work to determine what factors cause a transition from self-employment to wage work or unemployment.

Feb 28, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Allison Leanage

Sponsored and supervised by Dr. Marisa Young, Allison has been a research assistant at McMaster University and collaborated with Dr. John Fox on an article titled ‘R and the Journal of Statistical Software’. Allison is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Sociology.

Feb 21, 2018

Beyond the Media-Policy-Migration Nexus: Changing the Narrative on Refugee Reception

The Department of Sociology is please to host Canada Research Chair, Dr Christopher Kyriakides (York University). Monday, January 29, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., LRW-1003

Jan 19, 2018

Congratulations to our two CRESS Graduate Fellows

Sociology PhD candidates Tom Filipovic and Allison Leanage have been selected as Graduate Fellows of the Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences. They join the first cohort of CRESS Graduate Fellows.

Dec 20, 2017

Two recent PhDs selected for Alfred Hunter Memorial Award

Dr. Deena Abul Fottouh and Dr. Katie Steeves were each awarded the Alfred Hunter Memorial Award, given to a graduating PhD student at McMaster Sociology in recognition of academic excellence.

Nov 30, 2017

Adam Grearson receives Canadian Mental Health Association award

The Canadian Mental Health Association granted a $1,000 award to Sociology MA student, Adam Grearson, for achieving a high level of education while living with schizophrenia.

Nov 22, 2017

Gateway Cities News: New Publication on Inequality in BC Universities

Gateway Cities Team members from Toronto and Vancouver publish new journal article: "Ethnicity and Effectively Maintained Inequality in BC Universities" in the Canadian Review of Sociology

Nov 15, 2017