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Desjarlais-de Klerk, Kirsten Ph.D.
Supportive Transitions and Health: A mixed Methods Study of Formerly Homeless Persons and Street Exits
Supervisor: Dr. J. Wallace

Thilly, Patty Ph.D. -- Postdoctoral Fellow, Wilson Centre, University of Toronto/University Hospital Network
The Imperatives of Health and Weight in Primary Care Clinics: Current and Envisioned Practices 
Supervisors: Dr. A. Frank and Dr. L. McCoy



Atwood, Kristen Ph.D.
Maintaining "The Family" during deployment: Presence work by military families. 
Supervisor: Dr. G. Ranson

Berenson, Carol Ph.D. -- Educational Development Consultant, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary
Pondering Periods: Young women talk about menstruation in the age of menstrual suppression
Supervisor: Dr. L. McCoy

Corman, Michael Ph.D. -- School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen's University, Belfast, UK
The Social Organization of Emergency Medical Services in Calgary, Alberta
Supervisor: Dr. L. McCoy

Gondek, Jyoti Ph.D. -- Director, Westman Centre, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Pressures of Hybridity: an Analysis of the Urban-Rural Nexus
Supervisor: Dr. H. Hiller

Hira-Friesen, Parv Ph.D. -- Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Saskatchewan
Precarious Work and the Economic Integration of Immigrants to Canada
Supervisor: Dr. R. Wanner

Kofman, Michal Ph.D.
Citizenship and State Power in Cuba -  Legal Practices and Socialist Education After the "Special Period"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Langford

Parsons Leigh, Jeanna Ph.D. -- Assistant Scientific Director, Critical Care Strategic Network, Alberta Health Services
Immigration, Work and Family Life: Exploring the Settlement Experiences of Skilled Immigrants and Their Families
Supervisor: Dr. L. McCoy

Victorino, Charlemaigne Ph.D.
The Determinants of Childhood Injury
Supervisors: Dr. A. Gauthier & Dr. D. Johnson



Ranu, Koyel Ph.D.
Mapping the Social Participation of South Asians and mainstream/Dominant Canadians: A Comparative Study 
Supervisor: Dr. L. Wong

Tezli, Annette Ph.D. -- Instructor, University of Calgary
Captain of the Ship, Not Master of the Sea: The Social Organization of Service Delivery to Sheltered Hompless Families
Supervisor: Dr. L. McCoy



Gish, Jessica Ph.D. -- Instructor, Department of Health, Aging & Society, McMaster University
Making Anti-Aging Cosmetic Enhancement Happen:  Empirical Stories about Patient Desire, Objects, and the Working Practices of the Medical Cosmetic Enhancement Actor-Network.
Supervisor: Dr. A. Frank



Jovanovic, Alyssa Ph.D. -- Clinical Quality Improvement Consultant, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Alberta
Spousal Support for Physicians: do Occupational Similarity, Gender or Parental Status Matter? 
Supervisor: Dr. J. Wallace

Rahman, Zia Ph.D. -- Associate Professor of Sociology, Dhaka University, Bangladesh 
Labour Unions and Labour Movements in the Readymade Garment Industry in Bangladesh in the Era of Globalization (1980-2009)
Supervisor: Dr. T. Langford

Rollwagen, Heather Ph.D. -- Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto
Safe Places and Friendy Faces:  The Social Ecology of Perceptions of Crime and Social Control in Canadian Neighbourhoods.Dr. Erin Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot



Ambrose, Michelle Ph.D. -- Qualitative Research Specialist, Michelle Ambrose Consulting
Voluntary Simplicity As An Urban Lifestyle:  Resisting A Consumer Economy.
Supervisor: Dr. R. Stebbins

Dumas, Steve Ph.D. -- Instructor, University of Calgary
Reading the Play:  Interpreting Deviance in North American Ice Hockey
Supervisor: Dr. K Young

O'Connor, Christopher Ph.D. -- University of Wisconsin, Superior
Young People in Fort McMurray:  An Examinations of Youth Transition
Supervisor: Dr. G. Ranson



Fogel, Curtis Ph.D. -- LakeHead University, Orillia Campus, Ontario
Discerning Consent on the Gridiron: Violence Hazing and Performance-Enhancing Drug Use in Canadian Football
Supervisor: Dr. R. Stebbins

Godderis, Rebecca Ph.D. -- Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus, Ontario
Managing Mad Mothers: Postpartum Depression and the Psychiatric Gaze
Supervisor: Dr. L. McCoy

Lahtinen, Markus Ph.D. -- Health Care Quality Analyst at the Health Quality Council of Alberta
Psychosocial Stress and Major Depression: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian Armed Forces Personnel and Members of the General Canadian Population
Supervisor: Dr. R. Wanner



Silverberg, Shane -- Ph.D. RBC Securities, London, Ontario
Employee Perceptuions and Organizational Commitment: An Exploratory Study
Supervisor: Dr. R. Stebbins



Keown, Leslie-Anne Ph.D. -- Research Data Center Hdqtrs, Ottawa
Personal Crime Preventions in Canada (1993-2004): An Exploration
Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Laliberte, Ronald Ph.D. -- Associate Professor Department of Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan
Why Move Aboriginal Labour In and Then Out? The Transition of Migrant Labour from Aboriginal to Mexican Workers in Southern Alberta's Sugar Beet Industry.
Supervisor: Dr. T. Langford

Laurendeau, Jason Ph.D. -- Department of Sociology, University of Lethbridge
"In Defense of Mother Earth": A Radical Environmentalism, Moral Regulations, and Ecotage
Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot





Arguera, Nahum -- Research Analyst, Taylor Research Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary
The Effects of School Work Pressure on Depression and Substance Use: A Cross-National Study of School Aged Children in Canada and Finland
Supervisor:  Dr. J. Godley

Hoang, Michael
Going Legit: An Exploration of Formerly Gang Involved Asian Males
Supervisor:  Dr. M. Adorjan

Obeng-Akrofi, Animwaa
The Challenges of African Immigrants' Entrepreneurship in Canada:  A Case Study of African Immigrants Residing in Calgary
Supervisor:  Dr. A. Madibbo



Hincks, Crystal
In Pursuit of the Golden Mean: Experiences of Front Line Workers in the Mental Health System
Supervisor:  Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Kapell, Brandi
Mothers by Choice, Single by Chance: A Qualitative Exploration of Becoming a Single Mother through the use of Medically Assisted Donor Insemination
Supervisor:  Dr. F. Nelson

Nikoo, Shoghi
Decision Making in Practice: Surgical Actionability and Consent in Pelvic Floor Medicine 
Supervisor:  Dr. A. Ducey

Plottel, Marcus
Risk and Reward: An Exploratory Study of Backcountry Snowboarders
Supervisor:  Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Vermeylen, Laurie
Barbies by the Book: A Qualitative Exploration of Parenting Advice Literature
Supervisor:  Dr. G. Ranson



Blades, Kenneth
Dwelling Together: Aesthetic Practice in the Family Home
Supervisor:  Dr. L. McCoy

Cullingham, Carol
New Mothers' Networks in the Canadian Context: A Combined Methods Investigation into the Characteristics, Function, and Dynamics of First Time Mothers' Social Networks
Supervisor:  Dr. J. Godley

Higgins, Benjamin R.
Exploring Relationships Between Socio-Economic Status and the Health Correlates of Excess Weigh Among Canadians
Supervisor:  Dr. J. Godley

Schuetz, Sonja
Representations and Experiences of HIV-positive Women on the Journey to Motherhood in Canada
Supervisor:  Dr. G. Ranson



Dixit, Jaya
Expert Appetite
Supervisor:  Dr. L. McCoy

Gerber, Brittany
Horses, Entertainment and Sport
Supervisor:  Dr. K. Young

Heron, Amanda 
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Children's Time Use in Calgary 
Supervisor:  Dr. G. Ranson 

Huizinga, Anne -- Office Manager, Beltline Communities
The Sociological Implications of Building Up
Supervisor:  Dr. H. Hiller 

Kelly, Jeanine -- Researcher, Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research
A 'Controversial' Decision
Supervisor:  Dr. A. Ducey

Louie, Christine
Legal Change Through a Charter Challenge
Supervisor:  Dr. A. Brannigan 

Lovell, Kerry
Who are You? Ethnic Identity in Canada
Supervisor:  Dr. J. Frideres 

McEwen, Krista
The Embodied Work of Professional Dancers: Understandings of Pain, Injury and Health
Supervisor: Dr. K. Young

McGeachy, Emma
Casting Doubt?  An Exploration of Newsprint Representations of Sexual Assault
Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Nerlien, Tamara
Specialization Among High-Risk Offenders
Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Polachek, Alicia -- Research Associate, Ward of the 21st Century, Faculty of Medicine
Gender and the Division of Household Labour
Supervisor:  Dr. J. Wallace



Barron, Gary -- Ph.D Student, University of Alberta
Dangerous Balancing Acts: The Politics and Ethics of the Alberta Mental Health Act
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ducey

Couture, Josee 
The Casino Problem: Media Constructions of First Nations Gaming in Alberta
Supervisor: Dr. C. Voyageur

Henwood, Scott -- Instructor, Bow Valley College
Making Casinos Happen:  an Exploration of Nonprofit Participation in Alberta Casino Gambling.
Supervisor: Dr. L. McCoy

Kamal, Ali 
The Rise of Contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism and its Causes: Case Study of Sudan and Pakistan.
Supervisor: Dr. A. Madibbo

Kerluke, Brittni -- Foundation Coordinator - Trico Charitable Foundation
If You Hunt Good Enough You'll Find It: The Well-being of Urban Aboriginal Seniors in the Calgary Region.
Supervisor: Dr. C. Voyageur

McKeown, Donald 
More Than Just a Game?  A Subcultural Journey through the 'Sport' of Rock Paper Scissors.
Supervisor: Dr. K. Young

Sommerfeld, Caroline -- Consultant, Sitka Management Consultants
Factors in the Development of a Sense of Belonging to Country:  A Comparison of Canadian and Australian Immigrants.
Supervisor: Dr. L. Wong

Soveran, Leah
Empowerment and Conformity:  An Ethnography of a Bridge-to-Work Program for Immigrant Women
Supervisor: Dr. L. McCoy

Wong, Holly -- Community Outreach Worker, Elizabeth Fry Society
Becoming a Mother in Prison and Beyond: An Alternative to the Mother-Child Program 
Supervisor: Dr. G. Ranson



Budd, Jamie
Is There Enough?  Managing Family Finances and the Experience of Financial Strain in Middle-Income Families.
Supervisor: Dr. A. Gauthier

Manji, Raheela
The Ineffectiveness of Employment Equity Programs in Canada
Supervisor: Dr. A. Madibbo

Rinquist, Lena
Comfortable Risk:  An Analysis of the Gambling Participation of Older Women
Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Romano, Silvana
Selling Innocence:  A Sociological Analysis of Internet Child Pornography and Internet Luring
Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Turley, Nate
The Face of Privacy:  An Exploratory Study of Young and Older Facebook Users
Supervisor: Dr. J. Manzo

Zajko, Michael Ph.D. Student, University of Alberta
Contested Sceince in Global Warming
Supervisor: Dr. A. Brannigan



Burk, Alison -- Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost, University of Calgary
Caring on the Job: Emotional labour, Gender and the Work of Long-Term Care Aides.
Supervisor: Dr. G. Ranson

de Grood, Jill -- Research Associate, Ward of the 21st Century, Foothills Medical Centre
In Sickness and in Health: A Test of Karasek's Job Demand-Control-Support Model
Supervisor: Dr. J. Wallace

DeGusti, Berenice
Work-to-Family and Work-to-Parent Conflict: A Study of Male and Female Lawyers' Demands and Resources
Supervisor: Dr. J. Wallace

Harrison, Emily --  Project Manager, Foreign Credential Recognition of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council in Ottawa
Policy to Practice: Challenging Perceptions of Canadian Refugee Doctrine
Supervisor: Dr. L. Wong

Kwawu, Yvonne
Remittances from Ghanaian Immigrants in Calgary: Stories from Afar
Supervisor: Dr. L. Wong

Nwankwo, Chinelo -- Analyst Statistics Canada
Does Racial Identity Matter? Exploring Implications for Educational Attainment Among Second Generation Black Canadians of Caribbean Descent
Supervisor: Dr. L. Wong

Talbot, Stephanie
Making the Cut: Male Circumcision: HIV/AIDS Prevention, and the Production of a Scientific Fact
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ducey



Brown, Angela
Harry Potter and the Gender Structure: Exploring Gender in 'The Goblet of Fire'
Supervisor: Dr. R. Stebbins

Jegen, Dominika -- MD Student, University of Calgary
A Comparative Analysis of Pharmaceutical Safety Withdrawals in Canada and the United States: Implications for Current Regulatory Thinking and Policy
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ducey

Joudrey, Allan
Lawyers and Depression: Leisure Matters
Supervisor: Dr. J. Wallace

Luft, Christine -- Research Analyst, Malatest & Associates
Meeting Online Friends: Personal Relationships in the 21st Century
Supervisor: Dr. R. Stebbins

Potts, Jesse --  Research Quality Analyst, SQM, Kelowna
Imitation and Authenticity:  An Analysis of Aboriginal Rap Music in Alberta
Supervisor: Dr. J. Manzo

Quinlan, Andrea
Assembling Legal Truths: DNA and the Enactment of Rape Case Evidence
Supervisor: Dr. A. Frank



Babich, Kristina -- Ph.D Student, University of Saskatchewan
The Dividend Canadian Welfare State: Turning Points in the Development of the Canada Pension Plan (1951-1965)
Supervisor: Dr. D. Béland

Carter, Rebecca -- Research and Evaluation Consultant, Health Systems and Workforce Research Unit, Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone)
The Clients of Street Prostitutes: Common Men or Criminals? Evidence of Two Distinct Behavioural Clusters in the Client Population
Supervisor: Dr. A. Brannigan

Egan, Amy -- Senior Research Manager, Vision Critical
Dressing Up Terrorism: A Media Analysis of Women's Involvement in Terrorism
Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Esselmont, Christopher -- Ph.D. Student, University of Calgary
An Empirical Test of Self-Control and Psychology in the Explanation of Self-Reported Crime: Evidence from the Add Health Survey
Supervisor: Dr. A. Brannigan

Gehlen, Kristin
Behind the Muscle: An Exploratory Investigation of the Occupational Subculture of Nightclub "Bouncers'
Supervisor: Dr. R. Stebbins

Kaye, Julie -- Ph.D. Student, Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Coordinator: Action Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT Alberta), Calgary
The Politics of Ethnicity in West Africa: Conflict and Reconstruction in Northern Ghana
Supervisor: Dr. D. Béland

Knott, Crystal
Battered But Not Broken: Exploring Aboriginal Women & Intimate Partner Abuse
Supervisor: Dr. J. Frideres

Lindholm, Lark -- Teaching Enhancement Program (TEP instructor), Teaching & Learning Centre, University of Calgary
A Sense of Community: Volunteers in Community-Justice Partnerships
Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Pow, Jody
Strain and Intimate Partner Violence
Supervisor: Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Young, Marissa -- Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
Gender and Productivity: A Study of Law Firm Lawyers
Supervisor: Dr. J. Wallace


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