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Dean Curran

  • Assistant Professor

Currently Teaching

  W2018 - SOCI 333 - Contemporary Sociological Theory
  W2018 - SOCI 401.53 - Special Topics in Sociology (Social Theory and the Law)

Current Research

My current research explores some of the interconnections between contemporary risk and inequality. By trying to develop frameworks that can understand the diverse impacts of environmental, financial and digital risk my research seeks to analyze the various ways in which changes in contemporary risk are affecting existing power relations. 

I also have more general research and teaching interests, including classical and contemporary social theory; the sociology of risk (including the work on Mary Douglas and Luhmann), environmental sociology, economic sociology, social theory and the law, and the sociology of the digital and of finance and have published and presented work on each of these different areas. 

Grants and Awards

  • SSHRC, Insight Development Grant, (PI) 2015-17, $74,308
  • University of Calgary T.E.A. - Honourable Mention Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts (2014-15)
  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Lancaster University, UK, 2013-15 (ended July 2014 to start as Assistant Professor at University of Calgary), $81,000





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