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Reception at the ASA The UBC Department of Sociology hosted a reception at the American Sociological Association 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. With over 150 attendees, it offered a wonderful opportunity for networking, and for our faculty and graduate students to connect with the broader sociological community. Thanks to everyone who joined us and see you again next […]

Amin Ghaziani’s book captures much media attention Below are links for the media buzz surrounding Prof. Ghaziani’s new book, “There Goes the Gayborhood?”   “Dwindling Gaybourhoods: Author Amin Ghaziani Looks Into the Future of North American Gay Villages,” by Matthew Dimera. Xtra! Vancouver, September 11-24, 2014.   “America’s Gay Enclaves are ‘De-Gaying’ and ‘Straightening’,” radio interview with Michelangelo Signorile. The Gist: The […]

Prof. Amin Ghaziani’s op-ed “Where Did the ‘Gay’ in ‘Gay Pride’ Go?” In this essay, Prof. Ghaziani explores what it means to make a rhetorical move against articulating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities. View article.

Prof. Wendy Roth’s book receives Honorable Mention from SSSP Race Migrations: Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race, by Wendy Roth has received an Honorable Mention for the Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award given by the Division on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (DREM) of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). According to the selection committee, “The selection of your book as […]

Prof. Becki Ross’s op-ed “Sex workers seek apology, redress” In this op-ed, Becki Ross and Jamie Lee Hamilton write on how dehumanizing domestic terrorism of 30 years ago is a wrong that must be righted. See link and search for title to view op-ed.

Prof. Amin Ghaziani’s op-ed “Are Gay Neighborhoods An Endangered Species?” In this essay, Prof. Ghaziani wrestles with changes that we are witnessing in gay neighborhoods across the United States. Are these urban areas passé? Are they worth saving? Are these even the right questions to ask?

Professors Sylvia Fuller and Beth Hirsh secure SSHRCC Grant to study workplace challenges for mothers Most mothers in Canada work outside the home, but gendered norms of parenting and employment continue to work to their career disadvantage. Why is this so? Does the kind of organization in which mothers are employed matter? How exactly do differences in organizational practices and structures affect whether and how motherhood limits career opportunities? For […]

Professors Sean Lauer and Carrie Yodanis offer globalization courses at Sophia University (Tokyo) Professors Sean Lauer and Carrie Yodanis will offer two courses at Sophia University’s Center for Global Discovery Summer Program in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Lauer’s course will be on “Community: Belonging in a Globalized World”; Professor Yodanis’ will be on “Consumers and Consumption: A Global Perspective”. For more on the faculty members and the Summer Program […]

PhD student Edward Haddon publishes article in Journal of Sociology “Class identification in New Zealand: An analysis of the relationship between class position and subjective social location” has been published online in the Journal of Sociology ahead of press on May 6, 2014. doi: 10.1177/1440783314530529.   Read full article.