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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

McMaster sociology PhD candidate receives GSA award for community service

McMaster University sociology PhD candidate Alan Santinele Martino has received the 2017 GSA Millennium Award for Community Service.

Nov 01, 2017

Social Sciences research team to study sexual behaviour in Canada

A McMaster University Social Sciences research team has been awarded a five-year SSHRC Insight Grant in the amount of $272,536 to conduct the first extensive study of social policy, attitudes and sexual behaviour in Canada.

Oct 12, 2017

Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award

McMaster Sociology faculty Dr. Marisa Young has received the prestigious Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario, Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science.

Oct 12, 2017

Navigating the Risks of Speaking Out Against White Supremacy

On Friday, October 13, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm in Celebration Hall, Johnny Eric Williams will be speaking on the topic of "Navigating the Risks of Speaking Out Against White Supremacy". All are welcome.

Oct 05, 2017

McMaster PhD Candidate in sociology receives 2017 best student paper award

Julie Gouweloos, a PhD candidate in the Sociology department, was awarded the 2017 Student Paper Award for the Sexual Behaviour, Politics, and Communities Division at the Society for the Study of Social Problems conference in Montreal on August 12, 2017.

Sep 27, 2017

McMaster Sociology Prof. Tina Fetner explains why white supremacist groups are feeling emboldened

President Trump's failure to unequivocally condemn white supremacist activists last weekend undermines norms against racism and anti-Semitism, Prof. Fetner explains.

Aug 31, 2017

How acts of hate inspired a Muslim-Jewish sisterhood based on love

CBC news features Sociology PhD candidate, Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui, the co-founder of The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a group that brings Muslim and Jewish women together in sisterhood.

Aug 31, 2017

Canada welcomes refugees, but shuts the door on asylum seekers

Sociology professor, Vic Satzewich, writes opinion editorial in the Globe and Mail about asylum seekers.

Aug 11, 2017

Heart trumps height as volleyballer graduates a two-time Academic All-Canadian

At five-foot-six, Sociology student Seyar Karimi was unlikely to make the Marauders volleyball team. Then again, with a 65 per cent average in the last months of Grade 12, it seemed unlikely that he would attend university at all.

Jun 14, 2017

2017 McMaster University President’s Awards for Outstanding Service

It is with great pride that we congratulate Corinne Jehle, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Program, Department of Sociology on her recent McMaster University President's Award for Outstanding Service in 2017

Jun 02, 2017

Universities have a serious data gap on race

An op-ed co-authored by Sociologist Karen Robson explores the need to collect and understand statistical data required to monitor discrimination, identify and remove systemic barriers, and track progress towards substantive equality.

May 19, 2017

The intersection of disabilities and sexualities

A new publication by Sociology doctoral candidate Alan Santinele Martino provides a review of literature addressing the intersections of disabilities and sexualities.

May 05, 2017

For the love of qualitative data

May 17 - 19, 2017, qualitative researchers from around the world will be meeting as McMaster University hosts the 34th Qualitative Analysis Conference (QAC). The conference will include close to 200 paper presentations from researchers from over 18 countries representing over 40 disciplines.

Apr 10, 2017

Research cluster aims to enhance dialogue and networking among sociologists of education in Canada

Sociologists and education researchers from around the province recently gathered on the McMaster campus for the Second Annual Canadian Sociology of Education Conference.

Feb 17, 2017

Sociologists of Distinction

McMaster Sociologists nominated for the YWCA Hamilton Woman of Distinction Awards.

Feb 15, 2017

New research on immigrant earnings in Atlantic Canada

A new publication by Sociology faculty Lisa Kaida, compares the earnings of immigrants who settle in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to those who settle in Atlantic Canada. Results indicate the returns to postgraduate degrees and foreign credentials on earnings are higher out East. What implications do these findings have for immigrant settlement policy?

Feb 10, 2017

Podcast | Do Same-sex and Straight Weddings Aspire to the Fairytale?

Sociology Professors Tina Fetner and Melanie Heath discuss their article, "Do Same-sex and Straight Weddings Aspire to the Fairytale? Women’s Conformity and Resistance to Traditional Weddings," which is published in the December 2016 issue of Sociological Perspectives.

Feb 07, 2017