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The Future through Ancestral Lenses

Dr. Vanessa Watts (Paul D. MacPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies) along with panelists Zoe Hopkins (Film maker and writer), Dr. Jeremy D. Green (scholar and teacher) and Marianne Nicolson (activist and artist) will be hosting a discussion on how ancestral language shapes worldview and how they see challenging times through the ancestral lens.
Sep 02, 2020

2020 SSHRC Insight Development Grants announced

This year, the Faculty of Social Sciences had a 67 per cent success rate in the SSHRC Insight Development Grants for early-stage research projects. This rate far exceeds the national success rate and speaks to the high quality of innovative research happening in the Faculty.
Aug 25, 2020

Why some Vietnamese Americans support Donald Trump

Issues of race and racism are prominent in the United States as Americans prepare to vote in November. Yet despite the racial unrest that has rocked the country for the past three months, U.S. President Donald Trump finds support among some racialized communities, including Vietnamese Americans.
Aug 24, 2020

Condoms are the best defence against rising sexually transmitted infection

Nicole Andrejek and Tina Fetner share the findings of a survey on condom use among Canadians in their article in The Conversation.
Aug 19, 2020

COVID-19 has isolated disabled people from family, love, sex

For the millions of disabled people living in Canada, COVID-19 containment measures have posed unique challenges to their health and well-being. Those challenges have included increased social isolation, loss of personal support workers, disruption of vital health services and difficulties accessing basic necessities and information. Many disabled people are also facing difficulties maintaining and forming intimate relationships during COVID-19.
Aug 05, 2020

Canadian dads are doing more at home than before the coronavirus pandemic

Over the past few months, everyday housework, like cooking and washing dishes, has multiplied and most parents have become responsible for teaching their kids. Given the uneven distribution of these tasks before the pandemic, much of this extra work has fallen squarely on mothers.
Aug 04, 2020

Amplifying life- and world-changing Indigenous technologies

Vanessa Watts, a Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe scholar and faculty member in McMaster’s Department of Sociology and Indigenous Studies program, is the new Paul R. MacPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies.
Jul 23, 2020

“Organizational Turning Points” in the Lifecycle of Street Gangs

A new article by Drs. Luca Berardi (McMaster University) and Sandra Bucerius (University of Alberta) has been published in the Canadian Journal of Sociology.
Jul 17, 2020

Carlo Charles’s latest article in the Toronto Star

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student and Vanier Scholar Carlo Handy Charles has published a piece in the Toronto Star
Jul 17, 2020

How Donald Trump will try to scapegoat George Soros to win re-election

Professor of Sociology Neil McLaughlin and PhD candidate in Sociology Iga Mergler published a new article in The Conversation Canada.
Jul 16, 2020

Carlo Charles’s latest article in Policy Options

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student and Vanier Scholar Carlo Handy Charles has published a piece in Policy Options
Jul 06, 2020

Carlo Charles’s latest article in La Presse

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles has published a piece in La Presse.
Jun 30, 2020

Mental health and psychosocial well‑being during COVID‑19 pandemic

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles has published a commentary in International Journal of Mental Health Systems.
Jun 30, 2020

How diversity efforts burden those who try to help

Rochelle Wijesingha, a PhD candidate studying racial and ethnic relations in higher education, was featured in an article in "Nature," published June 24, 2020.
Jun 25, 2020

Carlo Handy Charles receives fellowship at the French Collaborative Institute on Migrations

Carlo Handy Charles, a PhD candidate in the department of Sociology, has been selected as one of 13 researchers to join the department of INTEGER at the French Collaborative Institute on Migrations (CI Migrations).
Jun 25, 2020

Safe cities, smart data and identical twins: McMaster researchers awarded Banting and Vanier scholarships

Carlo Handy Charles, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology, has been awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Jun 25, 2020

How the COVID-19 crisis calls us towards reconciliation

Associate Professor Jeff Denis has published a new article in The Conversation.
Jun 19, 2020

Congratulations Sociology Class of 2020!

The Department of Sociology would like to extend our congratulations to all undergraduate and graduate students receiving a Sociology degree.
Jun 11, 2020

How the COVID-19 crisis calls us towards reconciliation

Dr. Jeff Denis has published a new article in The Conversation
Jun 11, 2020

Ethnic and racial disparities in COVID-19-related deaths: counting the trees, hiding the forest

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles has published a commentary in BMJ Global Health.
Jun 09, 2020

Mental health and psychosocial well‑being during COVID‑19 pandemic

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles has published a commentary in International Journal of Mental Health Systems
Jun 09, 2020