Current graduate students

PhD students:

Name Interests Supervisor     Email
Browning, Sean sociology of mental health, sociology of work and family, sociology of aging, intersectionality, migrant care regimes, family care regimes, care configurations, ethics of care, critical social policy, critical realism, methodological pluralism Margaret Penning
Collins, Laurel (INTD) violence and nonviolence; social movements; community leadership; interpersonal communication; critical, feminist and popular adult education; classical and contemporary social theory Peyman Vahabzadeh / Darlene Clover
Dominic, Kimi (INTD) transgender studies; transgender community building; visual research methods; community-based participatory research; queer theory Aaron Devor / Andrea Walsh
Farris, Tucker sociological theory with emphasis on symbolic interactionism and Pierre Bourdieu's Field Theory; sociology of knowledge with focus on social influences on knowledge production; exploratory multivariate analyses (qualitative methods, multiple correspondence analysis); intersectionality of institutions and individual actors in society; history of sociology Peyman Vahabzadeh       
Forsyth, Melissa qualitative research methods, sociology of health, marginalized populations, indigenous and global maternal health, midwifery, social determinants of health, sociology of inequality, poverty, maternity care access/equity, social justice, reproductive rights, sex work, feminist and critical theory, inter-sectional analysis, structural violence Cecilia Benoit
Haq, Sabrina Kazi sociology of aging and health; racial disparities in cognitive impairment/dementia; health inequality; quantititive and mixed method research Margaret Penning
Hlatky, Robyn feminist and queer theories, social movements and prefigurative politics; participatory action research Aaron Devor
Khan, Mushira acculturation; immigration; intergenerational family relationships; health; aging; informal caregiving; social theory; mixed methods research Karen Kobayashi
Khorramipour, Masoumeh (INTD) human rights, fair governance, marginalized civil society, sociology of religion, minority rights, social movements, political sociology, religion and state power, the role of religion for global human security, equality and peace, the attitudes of Muslim women as religious actors for justice, democracy and women's rights Min Zhou / Oliver Schmidtke
Laberge, Elaine community; creative nonfiction; education leadership; equity, diversity, and inclusivity; educational policy and pedagogy; knowledge mobilization; narrative; poverty; qualitative methods; research creation; social class; social movements; sociology of higher education; stigma; social justice Helga Hallgrimsdottir
Lang, Mike social dimensions of water, water governance, political economy and political ecology, theories of capitalism and society (particularly neoliberalism), and critical pedagogy. William Carroll
Li, Grace Zheng Wu
Naderi, Sara post colonial studies, feminism theories, cultural studies, critical theories, theories of subjectivity, psychoanalysis theories Peyman Vahabzadeh / Dorothy Smith
Nelems, Rebeccah indigenous theory, relationality, intersubjectivity, the Other, phenomenology, qualitative methodologies, social 'goods', indigenous resurgence, the Anthropocene and Western individualism Peyman Vahabzadeh
Outcalt, Linda (INTD)

representations of age and aging in popular culture and Western media; ageism and intergenerational relations; neoliberalism; and visual research methods

Neena Chappell / Mary Kerr

Parker, Lindsay Helga Hallgrimsdottir
Roddick, Manda institutional ethnography; social organization of health care; global citizenship; international development; global poverty; and youth NGOs William Carroll / Dorothy Smith
Unsworth, Roisin Cecilia Benoit
Vaghefi, Sanam sociology of health inequalities; the representation of asylum seekers and refugees; access to healthcare for asylum seekers in a global context Margaret Penning / Karen Kobayashi
Zavitz, Tayler Peyman Vahabzadeh / Maneesha Deckha
Zielke, Dustin   Peyman Vahabzadeh

Master's students:

Name Interests Supervisor   Email
Annan, Jes deviance, crime, social control, gender, sexuality, and social stratification William Carroll
Berkan Hozempa, Chandra qualitative research design and methodology; critical realism; interpretivism; feminism; social inequality; women and women's issues; mental health; immigration; urbanization; participatory action based research/action based research; intersectionality. Andre Smith
Bethune, Keely Garry Gray
Brooks, Mikaela political sociology; global political economy; social elite groups; social inequality; policy capacity and corporate influence; qualitative research methodology and design; international and public affairs; interest groups and lobbying strategies; Marxism; Neo-liberalism Garry Gray
Chen, David William Carroll
Dwyer, Sasha William Carroll
Erb, Tara Andre Smith
Glatt, Kora Liegh food sovereignty; alternative food networks; agrifood governance; decolonization Martha McMahon
Holland, Theo collective responsibility, prejudice, critical race theory, virtue theory, feminism and collective epistemologies. Peyman Vahabzadeh
Hu, Alexi political sociology, East Asian Studies, social class, governmental regulation and surveillance, ethnic problems (particularly Chinese ethnic conflicts), cultural anthropology Min Zhou
Kline, Ari Andre Smith
Mallette, Thomas Steve Garlick
Maurice, Renay Cecilia Benoit
Miller, Jason public sociology, critical discourse analysis, narrative analysis and mobilization, ideology and cultural studies (with particular interests in sports, advertising, reality television and social media) William Carroll
Morales, Celeste sociology of law; social movements; social change, political sociology; crime and deviance; social inequality; environmental sociology Peyman Vahabzadeh
Murdoch, Isolde refugee and migration studies; critical discourse analysis; media content analysis; sociology of media; race and ethnicity; social inequality; crime and deviance Karen Kobayashi
Myers, Danielle feminist theory, classical and contemporary theory, political theory, environmental sociology, race and ethnic relations, qualitative research, social deviance, and social movements. Martha McMahon
Nadal, Samantha Zheng Wu
Nascimento, Victor political sociology, discourse analysis, power, ideology, communications, democracy, and the political spectrum William Carroll
Power, Chelsea Martha McMahon
Robertson, Jessica urban sociology, barriers to access, health and health care, and sociological theory Karen Kobayashi
Rogerson, Rebecca Martha McMahon
Shakespear, Mark environmental sociology; community engaged scholarship; critical theor; political ecology; elite and corporate culture and power; impacts of mainstream media and popular culture on society individuals; resources, technology, and power relations; indigenous culture, knowledge systems, and natural resource governance. William Carroll
Sharma, Gagan Zheng Wu
Temmel, Nicola Aaron Devor
Watkins, James Zheng Wu
Xiao, Chunteng Min Zhou
Yang, Yalan Karen Kobayashi