Master of Arts
The Department of Sociology at UBC is an excellent choice for graduate study in sociology. We are ranked among the best departments in the world and within the top two in Canada. Our graduate students place well in both faculty and other professional positions.
Many of our faculty members have been recognized with teaching and research awards and all frequently publish in top academic journals. We host (or have recently hosted) leading journals in the field, including the Canadian Review of Sociology, Sociological Theory, the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and the Journal of Comparative Family Studies.
|Abrutyn, Seth||Social theory, Sociological Theory, Suicide, mental health, social psychology, Emotions, youth|
|Berdahl, Jennifer||Ostracism, Harassment and Bullying, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Power and Status in Groups, Harassment, Work-Family Interface|
|Cheong, Amanda||Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, Stratification and inequality, links between legal status and the reproduction of inequality, undocumented migrants, stateless persons, and refugees, stateless children and immigration control regimes, use of documentation in the symbolic erasure and expulsion of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar, relationships between migration and legal status on health, relationship between undocumented experience and naturalization propensities|
|Corrigall-Brown, Catherine||Social Movements, political sociology, social psychology, identity|
|Fu, Qiang||a multidisciplinary perspective on institutional changes, social networks and mental health over the urban space; comparative and temporal analysis of civic engagement and identity; child and youth well-being (e.g., obesity and school bullying); developing|
|Ghaziani, Amin||Sociology, LGBTQ+ studies, Sociology of sexualities, Urban studies, Cultural sociology, social movements, qualitative methodologies, Queer methods|
|Guppy, Neil||Social Contexts, sociology, social inequality, sociology of education, gender relations|
|Hanser, Amy||Work and employment; gender; consumption/consumerism; contemporary Chinese society, Culture and markets, inequality, gender, consumption, service work, China|
|Hirsh, Elizabeth||Law, Structures and Organization, Inequality, Gender and Race Discrimination, Work Organizations, Law|
|Johnson, Phyllis||Allocation of financial and human resources by families coping with stressful circumstances, including immigration and resettlement, family separation, unemployment, and conflicts between work and family responsibilities|
|Kemple, Thomas||Social and cultural theory, history of social sciences, literary and interpretive methods, aesthetic sociology, visual representation of concepts and arguments|
|Kennedy, Emily||Environment and Society, Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection, Sustainable consumption, Food, social class, Gender|
|Lauster, Nathanael||Population, Housing, Urban Studies, Crowding, Home & Housing, Technology & Environment, City Building & Regulation, Family, Demography, Health|
|Martin-Matthews, Anne||Aging and lifecourse, health and society, health and social care services especially home and community care, intersections of formal and informal care, especially involving the nexus of the public and private spheres, transitional life events such as widowhood|
|Mawani, Renisa||Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Colonial Legal History, critical theory, Race and Racism, Oceans and Maritime Worlds, Time and Temporality|
|Qian, Yue||Family, Gender Relationship, Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, Demography, sociology, Family Studies, Gender Studies|
|Stecklov, Guy||Population and Development, Migration dynamics, Immigrant assimilation, Ethnic and racial identity, Research and survey methodology, Reproduction, Migration and assimilation, sub-Saharan Africa, Demographic behavior, Survey research|
|Veenstra, Gerry||Social Determinants of Health, Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Arts and Cultural Traditions, racial health inequalities, social class and health, intersectionality theory and health, Bourdieusian field theory, lifestyle practices and health, culture and class|
Berkley Sociology professor emerita Dr Arlie Hochschild kicked off our 2020/2021 Distinguished Speaker Series on September 8, 2020, with a talk presented remotely at UBC Sociology. Watch the talk and Q&A below. The Political Divide and How to Bridge it: notes from the field Arlie R....
Dear students and other members of the UBC Sociology community, Welcome to UBC Sociology! These are strange times indeed. We are all facing new challenges and here you are returning (or starting) your journey at UBC in the Department of Sociology. We are delighted to have you here but...
Entering into an undergraduate program is an exciting time in anyone’s life. New opportunities to learn and grow are around every corner. But, the transition to living away from home and a busy school schedule is not always easy on one’s mental health. Furthermore, research shows few...