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The Department of Sociology is among the top rated research oriented departments in CanadaOur

programs emphasizes core knowledge in classical and contemporary social theories, social statistics,

and diverse sociological methods. In addition, the faculty has a wide range of substantive interests.

Around the Department

Doctoral student, Pedrom Nasiri has won the international Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Social Action Initiative Award

Doctoral student, Pedrom Nasiri has won the international Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Social Action Initiative Award. In addition to their research project on the lifeworlds of polyqueer families in Canada, Pedrom will now be conducting an intensive study of the social resilience of women in polyqueer families. This research, once compete, will be publicly available and disseminated widely across the United States and Canada, in addition to being featured prominently with SWS.

Doctoral student, Carieta Thomas has won the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from SSHRC for her work on the effects of immigration laws and pre-screening technologies used by private employers on undocumented Caribbean women careworkers in the U.S. and Canada. This is one of the most prestigious graduate scholarships in Canada and Carieta is one of the 5 students, in the last four years, to win it at the University of Calgary in the SSHRC stream. Congratulations Carieta! We are proud of you.

It is with heavy hearts that the members of the Department of Sociology, at the University of Calgary, reach out to the Black, Indigenous and People of Color in our campus community and beyond. We are horrified that George Floyd lost his life at the hands of the police and recognize this as a sign and symptom of pervasive, systemic, anti-black racism, in both the USA and Canada. We mourn the loss of Black, Brown, and Indigenous lives to racial terrorism and racial injustices, including police brutality. Black lives matter and we stand steadfast in the fight to resist racial injustices and to share the vision of a just world.


For Dr. Jenny Godley, Ph.D, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and current chair of UCalgary’s Conjoint Faculty Research Ethics Board (CFREB), and Kate Williams, manager, research ethics and compliance in research services, receiving a ii’ taa’poh’to’p Intercultural Capacity Building Grant in 2019 meant they could bring much-needed training on Indigenous research processes and data dissemination to the ethics unit