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Max Stick has new publication on gender attitudes in Canadian sports

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Candidate Max Stick has a new publication in The Journal of Men’s Studies.
Apr 01, 2021

Karen Robson and Nicole Malette awarded an Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) grant

McMaster Sociology Professor Karen Robson and Nicole Malette awarded an Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) grant
Mar 26, 2021

Sociology Speaker Series: Dr. Cynthia Cranford

The Department of Sociology and the School of Labour Studies invites you to “Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions & Creating Alliances” by Dr. Cynthia Cranford, University of Toronto on Wednesday, March 24.
Mar 15, 2021

McMaster Sociology Professor Vic Satzewich’s receives Metropolis Canada Award of Excellence

Metropolis Canada Awards of Excellence has awarded McMaster Sociology Professor Vic Satzewich the Researcher Award. This national award recognizes and celebrate outstanding contributions to the field of immigration and settlement in Canada.
Feb 22, 2021

The fifth edition of Dr. Vic Satzewich’s book, 'Race' and Ethnicity in Canada: A Critical Introduction, published

Described as “the most concise and accessible introduction to ‘race’ and ethnicity in Canada” by Oxford University Press, the fifth edition of McMaster Sociology Professor Vic Satzewich’s book, 'Race' and Ethnicity in Canada: A Critical Introduction, has been published by the Press.
Feb 22, 2021

Marisa Young’s research on student mental health and COVID-19 featured in the Daily News

McMaster Sociology Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Marisa Young examines student mental health and COVID-19
Feb 12, 2021

Tracy Bear appointed director of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute

Tracy Bear will hold joint appointments in the Faculties of Social Sciences and Health Sciences and comes to McMaster from the University of Alberta. She is a Nehiyawiskwew (Cree woman) and member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan.
Feb 12, 2021

Sociology Speaker Series: Dr. Kimberly Huyser

The Department of Sociology invites you to “Understanding the role of social determinants of health in the well-being of Indigenous Peoples in the U.S.” by Dr. Kimberly Huyser, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia.
Feb 10, 2021

New sociology scholarship increases opportunities for Black graduate students

The Daniel G. Hill Scholarship is part of a wider effort to increase diversity in the Sociology department, and to provide support for equity-seeking groups after enrolment.
Feb 04, 2021

New study examines students’ mental health and COVID-19

Marisa Young, Canada Research Chair in Mental Health and Work-Life Transitions, is leading the World Mental Health International College Student (WMH-ICS) survey for students at McMaster, which seeks to help create solutions for students here, as well as other Canadian and international institutions.
Feb 01, 2021

How COVID-19 could transform non-profit organizations

Associate Professor Brent McKnight (DeGroote School of Business) and Julie Gouweloos (Sociology) look at the impact COVID-19 has had on non-profit organizations and consider whether shifts in funding could last beyond the pandemic.
Feb 01, 2021

Sociology Speakers Series: Dr. Sylvia Bawa

The Department of Sociology invites you to "Pandemic Ruptures: Decolonizing African Futures" by Dr.Sylvia Bawa, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University.
Jan 19, 2021

Max Stick and Tina Fetner new article on Feminist Men’s Sexual Behavior

Stick and Fetner find that, in heterosexual partnered sex, feminist men have sex more frequently than non-feminists. In addition, they are more likely to report giving oral sex to their women partners than non-feminists. This research contributes to our understanding of the social organization of sexual behaviour.
Jan 15, 2021

Narcan and Narcan’t: Implementation Factors Influencing Police Officer Use of Narcan

A new article by Drs. Luca Berardi (McMaster University), Sandra Bucerius, Kevin Haggerty, and Harvey Krahn (University of Alberta) has been published in Social Science & Medicine. Based on nearly 100 qualitative interviews and web surveys with police officers from two Western Canadian police organizations, “Narcan and Narcan’t” examines the factors facilitating and inhibiting officer implementation of lifesaving Narcan.
Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Gregory Hooks in partnership the Prison Policy Initiative released a report on the links between mass incarceration and the spread of COVID-19 (in the United States).

The report provides the first estimates of how prisons and jails have added to COVID-19 caseloads across the country. This is the first report to measure how the spread of the coronavirus behind bars has also sped up the spread of the virus outside of prisons and jails.
Dec 15, 2020

Ph.D. Graduate student Nicholas Martino’s publication Dec (2020) “It should be equal across the board”: how treaty opposition among hunters and anglers upholds settler colonialism.” Canada Ethnic and Racial Studies

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is an organization that has opposed Indigenous people’s treaty harvesting rights and land claims. Using research from twenty semi-structured interviews, Martino, analyses and compares the views on treaty rights between the OFAH and hunters and fishers outside of the organization.
Dec 13, 2020

Detention Watch Network in collaboration with Dr. Gregory Hooks has released a report that documents the community spread of COVID-19 tied to ICE detention.

Community spread extended far beyond the walls and fences that surround ICE facilities. ICE’s harsh and inhumane conditions have been well-documented. Under these conditions, people detained by ICE have long been exposed to illness and have received subpar medical services. In the context of a deadly and uncontrolled pandemic, this report examines the consequences of these failures for communities and counties near the facilities.
Dec 13, 2020

Job Advertisement: Tenure-Track/Tenured, Assistant/Associate Professors

McMaster University is pleased to announce a cohort hiring initiative of up to twelve appointments of emerging and established academics and scholars who will contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence across all six McMaster Faculties. McMaster seeks candidates whose scholarship and scholarly work forefronts or contributes to any of the following disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas of teaching and research.
Dec 04, 2020

Dr. Casey Scheibling, Adjunct Faculty at McMaster Sociology and Postdoctoral Fellow at U of T coauthored “The Division of Domestic Labour before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada: Stagnation versus Shifts in Fathers’ Contribution” by Kevin Shafer, Casey Scheibling and Melissa A. Milkie, Canadian Review of Sociology Nov. 5, 2020.

The changes brought on by the pandemic have reshaped parents' gendered division of labour. Results of research from 1,234 parents in different-sex relationships reveal small shifts toward a more equal division of labour with increased participation from fathers in housework and childcare. Implications of these short-term trends on family life and gender equality are also discussed.
Dec 03, 2020

In Memoriam: Peter C. Pineo, 1934-2020

We join with all of Canadian sociology in mourning the passing of Dr. Peter C. Pineo, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University.
Nov 23, 2020

Featured Ph.D. Graduate Alan Santinele-Martino. Congratulations!

Dr. Santinele-Martino graduated November 19, 2020. His research focused on the romantic and sexual lives of adults with intellectual disability in Ontario.
Nov 20, 2020