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Saheb Javaher, Negin
Under the Neoliberal Blanket: Maternal Strategies in the Resettlement of Yazidi Refugees in Calgary
Supervisor:  Dr. P. Banerjee

Stefulic, Daniel
How Mental Health Care Workers Meet Client Needs for Care in Organizational Contexts 
Supervisor:  Dr. A. Ducey

Van Dyke, Jessica
Harm Reduction in Canadian Health Care: A Qualitative Study of Caring and Compassion in a Supervised Consumption Clinic
Supervisor:  Dr. A. Ducey



Clifford, Alicia
'They call it a healing lodge, but where is the healing?': Indigenous women, identity, and incarceration programming.
Supervisor:  Dr. R. Henry

Davis, Amanda
Job Control in Professional Practice: A Study on the Implications for Well-Being 
Supervisor:  Dr. J. Wallace

Skidmore, Olivia
Residential Fire in Calgary: A Theoretical Consideration 
Supervisor:  Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Trottier, Brody
Environmental Risk and Ideology: The critical theory of the Frankfurt School and Ulrich Beck.
Supervisor:  Dr. D. Curran



Anton, J. Wyatt
Moccasin Tracks: Reading the Narrative in Traditional Indigenous Craftwork 
Supervisor:  Dr. C. Voyageur

Cantlay, Stephanie
Comparing Perceptions of Policing in Canada 
Supervisor:  Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Kruger, Reiss
MacIntyre and Habermas: A Proposed "Traditions of Enquiry" -Theoretic Turn Within Sociological Theory 
Supervisor:  Dr. D. Curran

Salt, Val
An Exploration of Incivility in a Homeless Shelter as Identified by Frontline Staff 
Supervisor:  Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot



Boateng,  Salome
Physical Demands and Health Risks in a Professional Occupation: An Analysis of the Implications for Mental Health
Supervisor:  Dr. J. Wallace

Doherty,  Tiffany
The Presentation of Self in 'Online' Life: A Content Analysis of Instagram Profiles
Supervisor:  Dr. F. Nelson

Leavitt,  Kendra
Community Organizations and the Construction of At-Risk Youth
Supervisor:  Dr. M. Adorjan

Lewis,  Stefan
Black African and Caribbean Youth Inclusion Practices: The Role of Hip-hop
Supervisor:  Dr. A. Madibbo

Ting, Joseph
Skepticism in Different Atmospheres: A Cross-country Analysis of the Social and Political Causes of Climate Change Skepticism
Supervisor:  Dr. T. Langford


Goodbrand, Pernille
Unauthorized Secondary Suites: An Analysis of the Renter's Perspective
Supervisor:  Dr. H. Hiller

Kembel, Lorena
Perceptions of Risk and Coping Mechanisms Among Victims of Domestic Violence
Supervisor:  Dr. E. Gibbs Van Brunschot

Wall, Laurent
Living in an Artistic Labour Market: The Experiences of Gig Musicians in Calgary
Supervisor:  Dr. L. McCoy

Wang, Lucy
Collaborative Policing: A Case Study of the Red Deer Domestic Violence Collaborative Court Program
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



Hansen, Brian
"Spitting Glitter": An Exploration of Gay Men's Socially Contextualized Performances of "Gay"
Supervisor:  Dr. F. Nelson

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