Graduate research

Recent publications

Carroll, W.K., Graham, N. and Shakespear, M. 2021. Mapping the Environmental Field: Networks of Foundations, ENGOs and Think Tanks. Canadian Review of Sociology 58:284-305

Tidey, Leah and Haupt, Alexandra. 2021. Sexy Seniors and Timid Teens: Examining Sexual Scripts, Gender, and Age Performativity Through Theatre. Theatre Research in Canada, 42(2). 

Zavitz, T., & Kielbiski, C. (2021). Animal Oppression and Solidarity: Examining Representations of Animals and Their Allies in Twenty-First Century Media. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network14(2), 95–109.

Berard, A., Ravelli, B.  2020. “In their words: what undergraduate sociology students say about Community-Engaged Learning”. Journal of Applied Social Science

Carroll, W.K., Graham, N. and Shakespear, M. 2020. Foundations, ENGOs, Clean Growth Networks and the Integral State. Canadian Journal of Sociology 45:109-40

Carroll, W.K., Chen, D. and Graham, N. 2020. Carbon Capital’s Political Reach: A Network Analysis of Federal Lobbying by the Fossil Fuel Industry from Harper to Trudeau.” Canadian Political Science Review 14: 1-31

Tremblay, Crystal, Nagel, Rhianna, Haupt, Alexandra, Giles, Andrea and McRae, Norah. 2020. Knowledge, Democracy, and a Sustainable Future: An Institutional Impact Assessment of Community-Engaged Research and Learning. Autonomie locali e servizi sociali, 1(1).

Zhou, Min and Tianyang Hu. 2020. “Social Tolerance of Homosexuality: A Quantitative Comparison of Mainland China, Singapore, and Taiwan.” Chinese Sociological Review 52(1): 27-55.

Gray, Garry, and Brigitte Benning. (2019). ‘Crowdsourcing Criminology: Social Media and Citizen Policing in Missing Person Cases’, SAGE Open 9(4):1-15.

Gray, Garry, and Katy Lindsay. (2019). Workplace Violence: Examining Interpersonal and Impersonal Violence among Truck Drivers’, Law & Policy 41(3): 271-285.

Zhou, Min and Tianyang Hu. 2019. “Jobs Found through Social Contacts: Puzzling Coexistence of Higher Job Satisfaction and Higher Quitting Intentions.” The Sociological Quarterly 60(1): 116-137.

Carroll, W.K., Graham, N., Lang, M., McCartney, K. and Yunker, Z. 2018. The Corporate Elite and the Architecture of Climate Change Denial: A Network Analysis of Carbon Capital’s Reach into Civil Society. Canadian Review of Sociology 55 (3): 425-50.

Carroll, W.K., Graham, N. and Yunker, Z. 2018. Carbon Capital and Corporate Influence: Mapping elite Networks of Corporations, Universities and Research Institutes.” Pp. 58-74 in Jamie Brownlee, Chris Hurl and Kevin Walby (eds.), Corporatizing Canada. Toronto: Between the Lines

McCartney, Kevin, and Garry Gray. (2018). ‘Big Oil U: Canadian Media Coverage of Corporate Obstructionism and Institutional Corruption at the University of Calgary’, Canadian Journal of Sociology 43(4): 299-324.

Zhou, Min and Hanning Wang. 2018. “The Role of Rationality in Motivating Participation in Social Movements: The Case of Anti-Japanese Demonstrations in China.” Rationality and Society 30(1): 155-186.

Graham, N, Daub, S. and Carroll, W.K. 2017. Mapping Political Influence: Political Donations and Lobbying by the Fossil Fuel Industry in BC. Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 34 pp. peer reviewed, available at:

Zhou, Min and Hanning Wang. 2017. “Anti-Japanese Sentiment among Chinese University Students: The Influence of Nationalist Propaganda.” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 46(1): 167-185.

Carroll, William K. and Jean Philippe Sapinski. 2010. Intercorporate Networks and Economic Elites. Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis. P.J. Carrington and J. Scott, eds. London: SAGE publications. Forthcoming.

Carroll, William K. and Jean Philippe Sapinski. 2010. The Global Corporate Elite and the Transnational Policy-Planning Network, 1996-2006: A Structural Analysis. International Sociology, 25(1).

Votova, K., Penning, M.P., Zheng, C., & Brackley, M. (in press). Trends and Predictors of Publicly Subsidized Chiropractic Service Use Among Adults Aged 50+, 1991 -2000. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Carter, Connie. Making residential cannabis growing operations actionable: A critical policy analysis. International Journal of Drug Policy. Vol. 20, No. 4. Pages. 371-376. July 2009.

Carter, Connie. "I couldn't say, I'm not a girl" – Adolescents talk about gender and marijuana use. International Journal of Drug Policy. Vol. 68, Issue 11, Pages 2029-2036. June 2009.

Huxtable, David. "A Most Curious Lack of Curiosity: Global Unions as the Missing Link in Labour Movement Studies," Journal of Socialist Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1. 2009.

Votova, K. (2009). [Review of the book Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Ethics, The Patient and The Physician]. Canadian Journal on Aging, 28(4): 400-402.

Penning, M.J., & Votova, K. (2008). Health and Health Care: From Hospital and Residential Care to Home and Community Care. In S. Bolaria and H.D. Dickinson (Eds), Health, Illness and Health Care in Canada: 3rd Edition. Toronto: Harcourt.

Huxtable, David. The Failing Strategy of International Trade Unionism: The Need for a Global Labour Organization. Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG. 2008.

Votova, K., & Wister, A.V. (2007). Self-care dimensions of complementary and alternative medicine use among older adults. Gerontology, 53:21-27.

Scott, V.J., Votova, K., Scanlan, A., & Close, J. (2007). A systematic review of falls risk assessment tools for older adults across four settings: Community, home support, long term and acute care. Age and Ageing, 36:130-139.

Scott, V.J., Votova, K., & Gallagher, E.J. (2006). Falls prevention training for Community Health Workers: Results of a six-month pilot. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 32(10):48-56.

Hira, A., Huxtable, D., & Leger, A. Deregulation and participation: an international survey of participation in electricity regulation. Governance, 18, 53–88. 2005.

Recent MA theses and PhD dissertations

Anastasiadis, Katerina. 2012. The Case of high unemployment among young post-secondary graduates in Greece and the context of the Greek fiscal crisis.

Arthur, Emily D. 2009. The performance and production of bisexual identity work online.

Ashbourne, Craig. 2012. Rules of engagement: how current tactics corrode the relationship between progressive parties and their bases, and potential means of re-mobilizing the Left.

Ayton, Natasha. 2013. Profitable, Ethical, Sustainable: Investigating Corporate Responses to Climate Change.
Barlee, Diane. 2011. The publshing of a poet: an empirical examination of the social characteristics of Canadian poets as revealed in small press literary magazines.

Bonet, Sebastian. 2009. Rebuilding radical politics: a critique of Michel Foucault's ontology.

Bouma, Beverly. 2010. Coming out straight: role exit and sexual identity (re)formation.

Bowes, Katelin. 2011. Organizing intellectual enterprise: an institutional ethnography of social science and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Browning, Sean. 2012. Economic capital, social capital and health in middle and later life.

Butler, Kate. (PhD). 2013. Negotiating Citizenship Practices: Expressions of citizenship in the lives of youth-in-care in Greater Victoria.

Campbell, Jennifer Ann Elizabeth. 2008. He's so dreamy, she's so beautiful: celebrities, the representation of (pre-) adolescent femininity in M, and self-perception.

Carter, Connie. (PhD). 2012. Meth, fear and government: a case study of political pressure and public policy-making in British Columbia.

Collins, Elizabeth A. 2009. Governing partners: responsibilization in pregnancy advice literature for men.

Corman, Michael Kenneth. 2008. Primary caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: an exploration of the stressors, joys, and parental coping before and after out-of-home placement.

Cox, Amy. 2010. Telling multiple truths of youth disengagement: a study of low youth voter turnout in Canada.

Cram, Stephanie. 2010. Framing BSE: Canadian news coverage of Canadian-born cases of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Curcin, Ana. 2010. Country of birth and the economic performance of recent European immigrants in Canada.
Dergousoff, Deborah. 2010. Institutional ethnography of the roaster at work in an alternative-trade market for coffee.

Doctor, Jeff. 2012. Peak oil: diverging discursive pipelines.
Dodge, Christopher. 2011. Caregiving and schizophrenia: the well siblings' perspective.
Duncan, Jessica. 2010. An inquiry into the pecking order: the British Columbia egg scheme and the yoking of sustainable egg producers.

Farrance, Stephen Andrew. 2012. A Taste for cigarettes: tobacco smoking as cultural capital in the working class symbolic economy.

Funk, Laura Megan. (PhD). 2008. Responsibility for aging parents: independence and obligation within filial relationships.

Gislason, Maya. 2010. Public Health Agency of Canada's production of West Nile virus: a Foucauldian analysis.

Grace, Daniel. (PhD). 2012. This is not a law: the transnational politics and protest of legislating an epidemic.

Graham, Nicolas. 2011. The ecological forces of production: reconciling environmental and class based politics.

Gregg, Andrea Kathleen. 2007. Mediating effects of social capital and social support on the income and health relationship.

Hazemi, Leila. 2008. Voluntary association involvement and trust: addressing the causal relationship.

Hoxsey, Dann. 2012. Whose pride?: an institutional ethnography on participating in Toronto's Pride Parade.
Hughes, Kathryn. 2012. An Examination of the potential impacts of food safety management programs on community farms.
Hussey, Ian. 2010. Activism as work: an institutional ethnography for (not of) ethical trade movements.

Ivsins, Andrew. 2010. "Got a pipe?": the social dimensions and functions of crack pipe sharing among crack users in Victoria, BC

Laing, Kelsie. 2011. Towards minoritarian genderqueer politics: potentials of Deleuzoquattrian molecular genderqueer subjectives and bodies.

Leik, Vivian. 2009. Bringing indigenous perspectives into education: a case study of "Thunderbird/whale protection and welcoming pole: learning and teaching in an indigenous world"

Lang, Michael. 2013. Capital, Accumulation, and Crisis: Surveying the Neoliberal Waterscape of Municipal Privatization in Canada.

Lett, Daniel. 2007. Bringing into focus the experience of public camera surveillance.

Little, William A. (PhD) 2005. Toward a minor history of neofascism and hate in postfascist society.

MacIntosh, Josephine. (PhD). 2006. Theatre-based peer education for youth: a powerful medium for HIV prevention, sexuality education and social change.

MacLellan-Mansell, Alanna. 2011. From simulation to iconification: portrayals of the self and the other in news media photographs from the 2003 War in Iraq.

McGowan, Bridget. 2014. The responsibilization of aging under neoliberal health regimes: A case study of Masters athleticism.

McLuskey, Krista. 2009. Polyamory: constructing relationships outside of monogamy.

Meades, James. 2009. Moral panic and critical realism: stratification, emergence and the internal conversation.

Molnar, Adam. 2008. Towards a realist-informed integrated theory of justice.

Morris, Rebecca. 2012. Exploring the caregiving attitudes of adult stepchildren and the expectations of older stepparents.
Nichols, Christopher. 2010. Thinking the social in Zarathustra's shadow: Foucault, Butler, Buber, and the question of freedom.

North, Naomi. 2013. "Jumping through hoops": Family child care in British Columbia: An institutional ethnography.

O'Leary, Karin. 2011. The cigarette commodity chain and national tobacco control in China and Brazil.

Ouellet, Nadia. 2013. Post-Widowhood Repartnering Among Older Canadians.
Osborne, Marilyn. 2011. Commodified tastes: the narratives supporting consumer purchase of organics.

Park, Esther. 2011. Timing of first union: a test of the visible minority hypothesis.
Phillips, Rachel E. (PhD). 2010. Courtesy stigma: a hidden health concern among workers providing services to sex workers.

Poole, Lisa. 2011. Bisexual men's identities: (re)defining what it means to be bi.

Pridham, Emily. 2012. "If you're not healthy...": informal caregivers and the ideological imperative to be healthy.

Pullman, Ashley. 2011. Standardizing subjectives: extensions within the field of international education.
Reed, Mark. 2010. Individual freedom or eco-social justice?: autonomous self or interconnected self?

Reed, Matthew. 2010. Digitally recoding Althusser: ideology, interpellation and the new digital landscape.

Roddick, Manda. 2008. Forming engaged global citizens: A case study of the WUSC International Seminar.

Roth, Marilyn. 2010. Use of complementary and alternative medicine among Chinese Canadians.

Rozwadowska, Anna. 2010. The potential for community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) affiliated with BC's Protected Area System.

Sargent, Cristal. 2012. Cridge Park tent city from the perspective of participants.

Schimmele, Christoph. (PhD). 2013. Racial Status and Mental Health among Canadian Adults.
Sevenhuysen, Tim. 2011. The Internet and the anti-HST movement: considerations for social movements in the Internet age.

Speers, Blake. 2010. Organizing anarchy: the politics and praxis of the Vancouver Parecon Collective

Stengel, Camille. 2012. Life Choices and life chances: pregnant and early parenting women who use substances.

Taylor, Kara. 2009. In search of dignified maternity care: an exploration of childbearing women's experiences of midwifery care in Victoria, B.C.

Treloar, Adrienne Elizabeth Bonfonti. 2010. Biographical "disruption" in first-time mothers' reflections on the transition to motherhood.

Tsuji, Kathleen. 2013. Three Eras of Citizen-Rights in Canada: An Interpretation of the Relationship Between Citizen-Rights and Executive Power.

Vallance, Katherine Jane. 2009. Depression on the frontline: an examination of the impact of working conditions and life stressors on sex workers, stylists and servers.

Vardy, Mark Christopher. 2007. Climate change at the intersection of science, society and the individual.

Viers, Kenneth. 2010. Discourses of dying in an interpretive frame: an analysis of newspaper coverage of assisted dying in the Vancouver Sun and the Globe & Mail, 1991-2004, with primary reference to the cases of Sue Rodriguez and Evelyn Martens.

Vladicka, Theresa. 2010. Wrestling with femininity: female wrestlers' gender performances and the meaning of femininity on and off the mat.

Votova, Kristine. (PhD). 2012. The Medical pluralism paradigm: examining patterns of use across conventional, complementary and public health care systems among Canadians aged 50 and older.

Wagner, Katherine. 2008. Organic farming: an institutional ethnography.

Watkins, Sheri. 2012. An Institutional ethnography of living with and managing multiple sclerosis.

Whitney, Al. 2013. Dying in Nursing Research: An Ontological & Epistemological Expedition.

Woodall, John David. 2007. Following the Rainbow trail: the reproduction of an alternative intentional community.

Zachernuk, Geoffrey. 2012. Spirituallity and mental health among Canadians.