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||Sociology; social movements; identity; political sociology; social psychology|
|Creese, Gillian||Women topics, Intersections of gender, sexuality, racialization and class, Processes of immigration and settlement in Canada, Gender, racialization, work and trade unions|
|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|
|Fuller, Sylvia||precarious employment; inequality; work; gender and work; immigration, Work and Labour, Inequality, Gender, Economic Sociology, Social Policy, Welfare state restructuring|
|Ghaziani, Amin||Sociology; LGBTQ+ studies; Sociology of sexualities; Urban studies; Cultural sociology; social movements; qualitative methodologies; Queer methods|
|Hanser, Amy||Work and employment; gender; consumption/consumerism; contemporary Chinese society, Culture and markets, inequality, gender, consumption, service work, China|
|Hirsh, Elizabeth||Sociology; 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|
|Karimi, Aryan||Sociology; migration and refugee flows; role of ethnic and racial boundaries in assimilation practices; lived experiences of racialized refugee and diasporic communities|
|Kemple, Thomas||Social and cultural theory, history of social sciences, literary and interpretive methods, aesthetic sociology, visual representation of concepts and arguments|
|Kennedy, Emily||Sociology; Environment and Society; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Gender; social class; Sustainable consumption|
|Lauer, Sean||Urban sociology and community studies|
|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||Sociology; Colonial Legal History; critical theory; Oceans and Maritime Worlds; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Race and Racism; Time and Temporality|
|Nelson, Laura||Social movements, culture, gender, and organizations and institutions, Processes around the formation of collective identities, Social movement strategy in feminist and environmental movements, Continuities between cycles of activism and the role of place in shaping social movement activity, Intersectionality in U.S. women’s movements, Coverage of social movements in news media over time, Ways in which history is recorded and remembered, Gender inequality in startups and entrepreneurship|
|Qian, Yue||Sociology; family; Gender Relationship; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; Demography; Family Studies; Gender Studies; sociology|
|Raker, Ethan||Social stratification, Medical sociology, Environmental sociology, Relationship between climate change and inequalities in human health and community well-being|
|Richardson, Lindsey||Sociology of health and illness, substance use, HIV/AIDS, urban health, sociology of work and economic life, health disparities|
|Ross, Becky||Qualitative/historical methods, feminist/gender/anti-racist, family sociology|
|Stecklov, Guy||Sociology; Demographic behavior; Ethnic and racial identity; Immigrant assimilation; Migration and assimilation; Migration dynamics; Population and Development; Reproduction; Research and survey methodology; sub-Saharan Africa; Survey research|
|Tindall, David||environmental movement, social movements, environmental protest, social protest, social networks, social aspects of climate change, Aboriginal protest about natural resources and environmental issues, social surveys, polling, environmental politics, environmental attitudes, environmental values, opinion about the environment, protest about pipelines, protest about oil sands, protest about tar sands, wilderness, wilderness preservation, use of social media in social protest, use of social media in social movements, social media and social networks, social aspects of forestry, climate change policy, news media, social psychology of environmental issues, Envionmental sociology, social research methods, aboriginal forestry, social science|
|Veenstra, Gerry||Sociology and social studies of health, health systems and health care; Health equity; social determinants of health; Socioeconomic status and health; racial health inequalities; Bourdieusian field theory, lifestyle practices and health; culture and class|
|Wilkes, Rima||protest, media and First Nations, media and racism, immigration, Collective Action by Indigenous Nations, Media and social movements, Public Opinion, Immigration, Trust|
|Yodanis, Carrie||Family, Marriage, Statistics|
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