My research and writing encompasses the fields of environmental sociology, social movements, qualitative methods, political economy and political sociology.

Drawing on the new extraction and resource extractivism literatures, my SSHRC-funded dissertation research evaluates the efficacy of Canada’s public-private partnerships (PPP) as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy for the international resource extraction sector. Specifically, I will examine: (1) how the PPPs affect community well-being and environmental sustainability and (2) how the PPPs affect local community perceptions of the role of NGOs, mining companies and states in resource governance.

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Corrigall-Brown

Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Stoddart, Mark, Max Chewinski, B. Quinn Burt and Megan Stewart. (2018, forthcoming). “Political Consumerism and Oil and Mining Extractive Industries: Corporate Villains, Episodic Harms, and Possibilities for Sustainability and Social Justice.” Section 3, Chapter 9. In Magnus Boström, Michele Micheletti and Peter Oosterveer (Eds.). Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism.

Chewinski, Max. (2017). “Activists and the Academy: Making Social Movement Research Useful.” Canadian Review of Sociology 54(3): 363-365.

Chewinski, Max. (2016). “Mining as Canadian Nation-building: Contentious Citizenship Regimes on the Move. Canadian Journal of Sociology 41(3): 349-373.

Non-refereed Publications

Chewinski, Max. Nov 4th, 2016. “Liberals failing on duty to hold Canadian mining companies accountable abroad.” National Observer.

Conference Presentations

Chewinski, Max. 2017. “Threads that Bind: Explaining Coordinated Action in Social Movements.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 14, Montreal, QC.

Chewinski, Max. 2016. “Committing (Phenomenological) Sociology: Actor-centered Approaches to Social Movement Research.” Solicited paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, June 2, Calgary, AB.

Chewinski, Max. 2016. “Knots that Strain and Threads that Bind: NGO-grassroots Dynamics in the Movement Web Challenging Canadian Resource Extractivism.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, June 2, Calgary, AB.

Chewinski, Max. 2016. “The Globe & Mail’s Framing of Idle No More: Challenging the Protest Paradigm.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, June 2, Calgary, AB.

Chewinski, Max. 2014. “Whither the State? Globalization, Citizenship Regimes and Canadian Mining as Nation Building.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, May 30, St. Catherine’s, ON.

Chewinski, Max. (2016). “Mining as Canadian Nation-building: Contentious Citizenship Regimes on the Move.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 41(3): 349-373.

2017-2018:
TA for SOCI 370: Sociological Theories: Classical and Contemporary Approaches

2016-2017:
TA for SOCI 370: Sociological Theories: Classical and Contemporary Approaches
TA for SOCI 320: Diversity in Family Forms

2015:
TA for SOCI 324: Sociology of the Life Course

Education

2015-19    Ph.D., Sociology, University of British Columbia
Advisor: Dr. Catherine Corrigall-Brown

2015          M.A., Sociology, Carleton University
Advisor: Dr. Jacqueline Kennelly

2012         Honour B.A., Sociology, York University

Fellowships and Awards

2017-20   Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship

2016         Political Sociology and Social Movements Best Student Paper Award (CSA)

2015         UBC Four Year Fellowship

2014         Environment Research Cluster Best Student Paper Award (CSA)

2014         Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2013         Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship

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