Janice Aurini

Associate Professor | Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Sociology
Janice Aurini
519-888-4567 x38343
Location: 
PAS 2064

Interests: Organizations, Occupations, Professions and Education

Group(s): 
Administration; Faculty

Tanya Basok

Adjunct Professor
Tanya Basok

Director, Centre for Studies in Social Justice; Professor, University of Windsor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

Alan Blum

Adjunct Professor
+1 416-323-3251

Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), City Life and Well-being: The Grey Zone of Health and Illness

Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

Kieran Bonner

Professor | Primary Association St. Jerome's University
Kieran Bonner
519-884-8111 x28242
Location: 
PAS 2044, STJ 3021

Interests: Radical Interpretive Theory and Methodology (e.g, Ethnomethodology, Hermeneutics, Analysis), Culture, (e.g., Health, City, Urban/Rural, Ancient Athens), Power (e.g., Parent/Child), Socratic Tradition of Inquiry

Group(s): 
Affiliated Faculty

Philip Boyle

Assistant Professor | Co-op Advisor, Legal Studies
Philip Boyle
519-888-4567 x31577
Location: 
PAS 2051

Interests: Security, Policing, Resilience, Urban Governance, Emergencies & Disasters and Public Safety.

Group(s): 
Administration; Faculty

Susan Brophy

Assistant Professor | Primary Association with St. Jerome's University
519-888-4567 x28284
Location: 
STJ 3025

Interests: historical relation between law and capitalism that combines legal theory and political economy.

Group(s): 
Affiliated Faculty

Sarah Brown

Liaison Librarian, Sociology & Legal Studies
519-888-4567 x32446
Location: 
LIB 237
Group(s): 
Liaison Librarian

Pierson Browne

PhD Student

Dissertation/Research area

Patrick's dissertation research examines frontline social interactions between border services officers (BSOs) and members of various travelling publics. (Funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Peter J. Carrington

Professor
519-888-4567 x33961
Location: 
PAS 2029

Interests: Social Networks, Criminal Networks, Life-course Criminology, Youth Crime, Youth Justice

Group(s): 
Faculty

Laura Connoy

PhD Student
Female student

Dissertation/Research area

Laura’s dissertation research focuses on governance, mobility politics, asylum, and social justice. Specifically, she critically examines the irregularization of refugee claimants in Toronto’s everyday spaces and places, and how such processes are negotiated and contested.

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Katie Cook

PhD Student
Female student with green shirt

Dissertation/ Research area

Youth crime, Social networks, Female delinquency

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Martin Cooke

Associate Professor | Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Martin Cooke
519-888-4567 x36585
Location: 
PAS 2040

Interests: The Life Course, and the Welfare State, Population Health and Labour Force Ageing, Social Demography of Aboriginal Peoples, Research Methodology. Jointly appointed at Health Studies and Gerontology

Group(s): 
Administration; Faculty

Scott Davies

Adjunct Professor
Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

Lorne Dawson

Professor
Lorne Dawson
519-888-4567 x35340
Location: 
PAS 2041

Interests: Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Science, Sociological Theory

Group(s): 
Faculty

Fred Desroches

Professor | Primary Association St. Jerome's University
519-884-8110 x28221
Location: 
STJ 3024

Interests: Criminology, Legal Studies

Group(s): 
Affiliated Faculty

Weizhen Dong

Associate Professor
Female Faculty
519-888-4567 x37768
Location: 
PAS 2059

Interests: Sociology of Health, Social Determinants of Health, Comparative Health Care Systems, Health, Illness and Society

Group(s): 
Faculty

Brittany Etmanski

PhD Student
Brittany Etmanski

Interests: Sociology of (higher) education; School-to-Work transitions; Quantitative and mixed methods; Social and public policy; Social stratification and inequality.

Dissertation Topic Description: Brittany’s doctoral research examines the employment pathways of recent Canadian PhD graduates in the social sciences through a national, institutional, and individual-level approach. In particular, it aims to identify the specific industry-related pathways graduates secure, as most research has focused extensively on obtaining academic employment. As a growing number of graduates obtain non-academic employment, it is important to inform current PhD students of viable career options they can pursue upon graduation, and to aid in removing the stigma associated with obtaining an industry career.

Group(s): 
Graduate students

John Faichney

PhD Student

Dissertation/ Research area

Discourse, Conversation, Reflexivity, Interpretive methodology, Post-Wittgensteinian philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Art

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Augie Fleras

Adjunct Professor

Interests: Race and Ethnic Relations, Multiculturalism, Indigenous Peoples' Politics, Mass Media Communication, Theorizing Social Problems

Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

Owen Gallupe

Assistant Professor
Owen Gallupe
519-888-4567 x33361
Location: 
PAS 2055

Interests: Individual and group offending dynamics, substance use, social networks, drug dealing/smuggling

Group(s): 
Faculty

John Goyder

Adjunct Professor
John Goyder

Interests: Stratification, Canadian Society, Survey Research Methods

Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

Camille Graham

Coordinator & Advisor, Graduate Studies
519-888-4567 x32606
Location: 
PAS 2047
Group(s): 
Administration; Staff

Jamal Hejazi

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic

Jamal's doctoral research examines topics of migration and securities.

Research area

Migration, Securities, Risk, Insurance, Surveillance, Biometric Borders, Global Governance, Globalization, NAFTA, Free Trade.

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Rick Helmes-Hayes

Professor
Rick Helmes-Hayes
519-888-4567 x32406
Location: 
PAS 2065

Interests: Sociological theory; history of Canadian sociology; knowledge, education and digital culture.

Group(s): 
Faculty

Kate Henne

Assistant Professor
519-888-4567 x39161
Location: 
PAS 2033

Interests: Critical Health Studies, Embodiment and Physical Cultural studies, Feminist and Critical Theory, Regulation and Governance, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Deviance

Group(s): 
Faculty

Cathlene Hillier

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic

Cathlene's doctoral research examines macro- and micro- understandings of parent engagement and its relationship to children's literacy achievement.  Funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.

Research area

Sociology of Education, Sociology of the Family & Childhood, Inequality, Organizations, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Michael Holland

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic

Michael's research examines the relationship between low socio-economic status (SES) of families and children's literacy.

Research area - Socciology of education; inequality; economic sociology; comparative and mixed methods.

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Celia Huang

PhD Student
Female student

Dissertation/ Research area

"Interpretive Sociology,Reflexive Analysis,Cosmopolitanism,Migration"

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Vanessa Iafolla

Lecturer
519-888-4567 x36996
Location: 
PAS 2061

Interests: Anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing initiatives, Financial regulation and financial crime, Economic sociology, Legal globalization

Group(s): 
Faculty

Suzan Ilcan

Professor
Suzan Ilcan
519-888-4567 x31022
Location: 
PAS 2063

Interests: Migration and Mobilities; Refugees; Citizenship; Humanitarianism; Critical Development Studies.

Group(s): 
Faculty

Karolina Korsak

PhD Student

Dissertation/ Research area

Interpretive Sociology, Heritage, Museums, Culture, Art

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Pat Lalonde

PhD Student
Picture of male student

Dissertation/Research area

Patrick's dissertation research examines frontline social interactions between border services officers (BSOs) and members of various travelling publics. (Funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Carlie L Leroux

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic

Carlie's doctoral research examines the mother-child program in relation to larger trends in penal governance, particularly the shift from penal welfare to neoliberal political rationalities

​Research area

penal regimes, mother-child, empowerment, neoliberalism, gendered discipline 

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Kristina Llewellyn

Assistant Professor | Primary Association Renison University College
Kristina Llewellyn
519-884-4404 x28631
Location: 
REN 0101C

Interests: History of Education; Sociology of Education; Gender, Democracy and Schooling; The Teaching Profession; Civics Curriculum; Global Citizenship Education; Oral History; Qualitative Methods

Group(s): 
Affiliated Faculty

Cetta Mainwaring - On Leave - March 2018

Assistant Professor
Cetta Mainwaring
519-888-4567 x39161
Location: 
PAS 2050

Interests: irregular immigration; asylum seekers and refugees; migration politics and management; international relations; border studies.

Group(s): 
Faculty

Barry McClinchey

Adjunct Associate Professor
Barry McClinchey

Interests: Canadian Political Economy, Primary Resources, Sociology of the Family, Rural Sociology, Social Change, Gender, Feminist and Marxian Theory

Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

John McLevey

Assistant Professor | Primary Association with Department of Knowledge Integration
John McLevey
519-888-4567 x31938

Location: 
EV1 - 212

Interests: Social Networks, Sociology of Science and Science Policy, Information Science, Computational Social Science, Political Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Research Methods

Group(s): 
Faculty

Rod Missaghian

PhD Student
Male student in sweater

Dissertation/ Research area

Drawing on a qualitative examination of senior high school students enrolled in an after-school enrichment program in the inner-city, Rod's research examines how they make choices about their educational careers and the experiences of those students who decide to transition into postsecondary.

Research area - Sociology of education; higher education marketing; work and occupations.

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Alicja Muszynski

Adjunct Associate Professor
Alicja Muszynski

Interests: Canadian Political Economy, Primary Resources, Sociology of the Family, Rural Sociology, Social Change, Gender, Feminist and Marxian Theory

Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

E.D.(Adie) Nelson

Associate Professor
519-888-4567 x35190
Location: 
PAS 2028

Interests: Criminology, Victimology, Sexuality and the Law, Gender

Group(s): 
Faculty

Pat Newcombe

Adjunct Assistant Professor

RDC Analyst, South Western Ontario Research Data Centre, Department of Sociology, University of Waterloo

Interests: Analysis of Complex Survey Data

Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

Daniel O'Connor

Associate Professor | Department Chair
Daniel O'Connor
519-888-4567 x31366
Location: 
PAS 2056

Interests: Security and Policing, Borders and Governance, Regulation and Law, Social Theory

Group(s): 
Administration; Faculty

Manjit Pabla

PhD Student
Male student

Dissertation/Research area

Manjit's research focuses on how the South Asian gang phenomenon in Western Canada has been problematized and governed by authorities and how various stakeholders (government and non-government actors) problematize risk..

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Tracy Peressini

Associate Professor | Primary Association Renison University College
519-884-4404 x28602
Location: 
REN 2609

Interests: Gender Inequality and Homelessness, Single Parents Mental Health, Aboriginal Poverty and Canada's Furr-Families: The Role of Pets in the Health and Well-Being of Canadians.

Group(s): 
Affiliated Faculty

Geraldina Polanco

Assistant Professor
Geraldina Polanco
38688
Location: 
PAS 2050

Interests: Culture and Migration, Work and Employment, Globalization and Transnationalism, Class, Gender, Race, Ethnograhy

Group(s): 
Faculty

Robert Prus

Adjunct Professor
Robert Prus

Interests: Symbolic Interaction, Social Psychology, Deviance, Classical Greek and Latin Scholarship, Rhetoric, Religion, Poetics and Entertainment, Education and Scholarship, Philosophy, Ethnohistory, Marketplace Activity, Management

Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

Sharon Roberts

Assistant Professor | Primary Association Renison University College
Sharon Roberts
519-884-4404 x28676
Location: 
REN 0101A

Interests: Transition to adulthood; identity resolution; youth and risk-taking; eating disorders; mental health; primary healthcare evaluation; furries

Group(s): 
Affiliated Faculty

Rowland Keshena Robinson

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic

Rowland's doctoral research examines the direct juridcal means by which North American colonial-state actors impose definitions of indentity upon Indigenous People. 

Research area

"Antisystemic Movements; Domestic Colonialism; Settler Colonialism; Marxist Political Economy; World-Systems Analysis; Indigenous Identity; Indigenous Rights; Anticolonial Theory; Decolonization; Self-Determination; Indigenous Nationalism; Historical Materialism
"

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Kanika Samuels

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic

Kanika's doctoral research will explore the factors that contribute to the formation of youth perceptions of social injustice and how these perceptions of injustice impact criminal behavior and other life outcomes.

Research area

Juvenile Delinquency, Policing, Social Inequality, Criminal Justice Process 

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Jennifer Schulenberg

Associate Professor
Jennifer Schulenberg
519-888-4567 x38639
Location: 
PAS 2032

Interests: Criminology, Life Course, Juvenile Delinquency, Policing, Justice Systems, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Group(s): 
Faculty

Krystle Shore

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic

Krystle’s doctoral research explores the disconnect between police and hospitals when responding to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Research area

Mental health; Mental Crisis; Police; Hospital

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Rashmee Singh

Assistant Professor | Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Legal Studies
Rashmee Singh
519-888-4567 x33020
Location: 
PAS 2060

Interests: Post-Colonial Feminist Thought, Gender Violence, Civil Society-State Relations, Governance and Regulation, Sociology of Law, Criminology

Group(s): 
Administration; Faculty

Shannon Speed

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic

Shannon’s dissertation research looks at the Canadian Security Certificate Initiative from a governance perspective and makes use of ideas of ‘scale’ to investigate the interplay of immigration and criminal law.

Research area

Immigration security, Governance, Socio-legal studies

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Damian Sycz

PhD Student

Dissertation/ Research area

Policing, Policing Strategies, HR management, organizational theory, research methods.

Group(s): 
Graduate students

Julie Thomson

Coordinator & Advisor, Undergraduate Studies
519-888-4567 x38995
Location: 
PAS 2046
Group(s): 
Administration; Staff

Keith Warriner

Adjunct Associate Professor
Keith Warriner

Interests: Methodology and Statistics, Rural Sociology, Social Psychology, Environment and Resources

Group(s): 
Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer R. Whitson

Assistant Professor
Jennifer R. Whitson
519-888-4567 ext. 30259
Location: 
PAS 2025

Interests:  Sociology of Digital Media, Governance of Online Spaces; Game and Software Studies, Surveillance Studies, Qualitative Methods

Group(s): 
Faculty

Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

Assistant Professor | Co-op Advisor, Sociology
Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme
519-888-4567 x35187
Location: 
PAS 2027

Interests: sociology of religion; quantitative methods; Canadian studies; immigration and ethnicity; social change; political sociology

Group(s): 
Administration; Faculty

Christine Wojciechowski

PhD Student
Female student with pink shirt

Dissertation/ Research area

Policing, police discretion and decision-making, policing strategies, homicide studies, socio-legal responses to crime, research methods. Funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.

Group(s): 
Graduate students