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Janice Aurini

Associate Professor

PhD Sociology (McMaster)


519-888-4567 x 48343

Kieran Bonner

Kieran Bonner


Chair of Sociology and Legal Studies, St. Jerome's University

Director of Human Sciences, St. Jerome's University

Adjunct Professor, School of Planning, University of Waterloo

PhD. (Sociology), York University
MA (Sociology), York University
BA (Honours), Trinity College, Dublin

Philip Boyle

Associate Professor | Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Legal Studies

PhD Sociology (Alberta)                              

MA Sociology (Windsor)

BA Criminal Justice (Mount Royal)

UWaterloo Scholar Website

Email:; 519-888-4567 x 41577

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Martin Cooke

Associate Professor
Jointly appointed to the Department of Sociology & Legal Studies and School of Public Health and Health Systems

Assistant Vice-President, Academic – Leadership and Strategic Initiatives

Contact information

Office: PAS 2451

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 43554


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Lorne L. Dawson

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

519-888-4567 x 45340

PhD (McMaster)
MA (McMaster)
BA Honours (Queen's)

Research and teaching areas

Research: Terrorism, Radicalization, Religion and Violent Extremism

Chair, Equity Committee, Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo

Weizhen Dong

Associate Professor

PhD (Toronto)

MA (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague)

519-888-4567 x 47768

Brittany Etmanski

PhD student

B.A. (Honours) Sociology (Nippissing University)

M.A. Sociology (University of Guelph)

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Owen Gallupe

Associate Professor

PhD Criminology (Simon Fraser)
MA Sociology (Queen's)
BA (Guelph)

519-888-4567 x 43361

John Goyder

John Goyder

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. Sociology (McMaster)
M.A. Sociology (McMaster)
B.A. Economics and History (Bishop's)

Suzan Ilcan

Suzan Ilcan

Professor and University Research Chair

Department of Sociology and Legal Studies and
Balsillie School of International Affairs

Co-Editor of Studies in Social Justice

PhD Sociology (Carleton)
MA Sociology (Dalhousie)
BA Honours (St. Mary’s)

Barry McClinchey

Barry McClinchey

Adjunct Associate Professor

PhD Sociology (Toronto)
MA Curriculum and Instruction (Windsor)
BA (Waterloo)

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E.D.(Adie) Nelson

Associate Professor

519-888-4567 x 45190

PhD (London School of Economics)
BA (Manitoba)

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Daniel O'Connor

Associate Professor | Chair, Sociology and Legal Studies

PhD Sociology (Carleton)
MA Sociology (Manitoba)
BA Criminology (Manitoba)

519-888-4567 x 41366

Geraldina Polanco

Assistant Professor

PhD Sociology, University of British Columbia
MA Sociology, Concordia University
BA Sociology (Honours), University of British Columbia

Robert Prus

Robert Prus

Adjunct Professor

D.Literature (Honoris Causa) Brandon University
PhD (Iowa)
MA (Iowa)
BA (Manitoba)

Andrea Quinlan

Associate Professor

(519) 888-4567 x 47645

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Jennifer L. Schulenberg

Associate Professor

519-888-4567 x 48639

PhD Sociology (Waterloo)
MA Sociology and Anthropology (Guelph)
BA  Sociology and Anthropology (Guelph)

2020 Outstanding Performance Award

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Rashmee Singh

Associate Professor

519-888-4567 x 43020

PhD Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies (University of Toronto)
MA Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies (University of Toronto)
BA (London School of Economics)

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Keith Warriner

Associate Professor

PhD (British Columbia)
MA (Wisconsin)
BA (British Columbia)

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Jennifer R. Whitson

Associate Professor

519-888-4567 x 41259

PhD Sociology (Carleton University)
MA Sociology (University of Alberta)
BA Criminology (University of Alberta)

Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

Associate Professor | Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Sociology

PhD Sociology (University of Oxford)
MA Sociology (University of Ottawa)
BSocSc Sociology and Criminology (University of Ottawa)

Götz Hoeppe

Associate Professor

Cross appointment with Anthropology|Sociology and Legal Studies Department 

Contact: 519-888-4567 x42553,

PhD Sociocultural Anthropology (Freie Universität Berlin)
MSc Physics (University of New Mexico)
Vordiplom in Physics, BSc equivalent (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Adam Ellis

Adam Ellis

Assistant Professor

Contact information


PhD Criminology and Sociolegal Studies (University of Toronto)
MA Immigration and Settlement Studies (Ryerson University)
BA Criminology (York University)

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Holly Campeau

Assistant Professor

PhD Sociology (University of Toronto)

MA Criminology & Sociolegal Studies (University of Toronto)

BA Criminology (University of Western Ontario)

Galen Watts.

Galen Watts

Assistant Professor


Flanders Research Foundation (FWO) Junior Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven (Belgium) (2022-2023)

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven (Belgium) & Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto (2020-2022)

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Emily Snyder


PhD Sociology (Alberta)
MA Sociology (Carleton)
BA (Honours) Criminology (Saint Mary's)

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Sarah Turnbull

Assistant Professor

519-888-4567 x 46648

PhD Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies (University of Toronto) 

MA Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies (University of Toronto)

BA (Simon Fraser University)


Faculty member, Balsillie School for International Affairs, and Co-lead of the Migration, Mobilities, and Social Politics Research Cluster

Adam Molnar

Assistant Professor

519-888-4567 x 49161

Postdoctoral Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, (Queen’s University)
PhD Political Science, Cultural Social and Political Thought (University of Victoria)
MA Sociology, Cultural Social and Political Thought (University of Victoria)
BA Sociology and Political Science (York University)

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Lai-Tze Fan

Assistant Professor

Editor of electronic book review

Editor of the digital review

PhD, York University
MA, Wilfrid Laurier​ University
BA, York University


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