The Department of Sociology provides facilities for students intending to proceed to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.
Enquiries: 905 525-9140 Ext. 23613
Scott Davies, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto) / Joint, Offord Centre for Child Studies
Margaret A. Denton, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)/Joint, Health, Aging and Society
John Fox, (B.A. (City College of New York), A.M., Ph.D. (Michigan)
Gregory Hooks, B.A. (Kent State), M.S. (Ohio State), Ph.D. (Wisconsin, Madison)
Cyril H. Levitt, B.A., M.A. (Waterloo), Dr.Phil. (Free Univ., Berlin)
Victor Satzewich, B.A., M.A. (Saskatchewan), Ph.D. (Glasgow)
William B. Shaffir, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (McGill)
Philip G. White, B.Sc. (London, U.K.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo) / Joint, Kinesiology
Art Budros, B.A. (San Jose), M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D. (UCLA)
Lori Campbell, B.A., M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Guelph) / Joint, Health, Aging and Society
Tina Fetner, B.A. (California, Santa Cruz), M.A., Ph.D. (New York)
James Gillett, B.A. (Calgary), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)/Joint, Health, Aging and Society
Melanie Heath, B.A. (California, Berkeley), M.A. (California State, Sacramento), Ph.D. (Southern California)
Neil McLaughlin, B.A., M.A. (Cleveland), Ph.D. (CUNY)
Dorothy Pawluch, B.A. (Laurentian), M.A., Ph.D. (McGill)
Robert H. Storey, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Toronto)/Joint, Labour Studies
Jeffrey Denis, B.A. (Toronto, Trinity College), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard)
Paul Glavin, B.Sc. (Strathclyde, Scotland), M.A. (Kent State), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Marisa Young, B.A. (Calgary), M.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Jane Aronson (Social Work)
Roy Cain (Social Work)
Graham Knight (Communication Studies)
Research in Sociology
The Department has the capability of supervising MA major papers and theses and PhD dissertations in the research areas of Education and Work; Gender, Sexuality and Family; Politics, Social Movements and Policy; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Social Inequality; and Social Psychology. These areas are broadly defined and a variety of approaches and topics are possible within each. Students normally select more narrowly focused topics under the general rubric of these areas.
In order to ensure proper supervision, the Department attempts to match as closely as possible the research interests of incoming students with those of the faculty. Applicants should consult the Department’s website for the most current areas of expertise and research activities of the faculty.
While the Department has specialized in its areas of Ph.D. supervision, students are nonetheless encouraged to pursue their studies more broadly in the courses taken. Details about which of these courses will be offered in any particular year, the actual course content and the name of the instructor can be obtained from the Department of Sociology or the department website.