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||Suicide, Sociological Theory, 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|
|Corrigall-Brown, Catherine||Social Movements, political sociology, social psychology, identity|
|Creese, Gillian||Women topics, Intersections of gender, sexuality, racialization and class, Processes of immigration and settlement in Canada, Gender, racialization, work and trade unions|
|Elliott, Sinikka||Family, Inequality, Gender, Sexuality, Qualitative Research Methods, Intersectionality, Social Policy|
|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||LGBT issues, sexuality, gay and lesbian rights, gay communities, gay politics, gay neighborhoods, Sexualities, social movements, cultural, cities|
|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|
|Lauer, Sean||Marriage, immigration, and a resource industry|
|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|
|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|
|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||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|
|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|
social isolation and city shutdown as a response to covid-19 by yue qian As we struggle to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, experts in North America urge people to practice social distancing to flatten the curve. Epidemiologists recommend that people minimize social contact and limit all social...
VANCOUVER—An 81-year-old mother, a partner awaiting a kidney transplant, a healthy and gregarious nine-year old. These are the loved ones Sylvia Fuller is determined to protect from the novel coronavirus. She and her family have been hunkered down in their Burnaby home, just outside of Vancouver,...
In such scenarios, people may adapt by eating meals at different times, cleaning common surfaces and wearing masks, says Yue Qian, an assistant professor in the University of British Columbia’s department of sociology People are using technology to shop for food and goods online and to...
March 17th, 2020 While the Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the risk as low for Canada, we seek to minimize transmission in the community by limiting close contact with others at this time. In order to prevent further spread in Vancouver and Canada, UBC will be transitioning to...