The Department of Sociology is involved in a wide scope of research examining  areas such gender and sexuality, ethnicity, family and life course, environments, knowledge, and health and healthcare.  Our faculty and graduate students are dedicated to theoretically strong and empirically orientated research representing our commitment to excellent scholarship. Their work is frequently published in academic journals such as: American Sociological Review; American Journal of Sociology; Canadian Journal of Sociology; Canadian Review of Sociology; Demography; Family Relations; Gender & Society; International Migration Review; Law and Society Review; Journal of Marriage & Family; Social & Legal Studies; Social Forces; Social Problems; Social Psychology Quarterly; Social Science & Medicine; Sociological Theory; Sociology of Health and Illness; Theory & Society; Theory, Culture & Society; Urban Studies; and Work & Occupations.

Faculty member books have also been published by a variety of academic presses, including: Chicago, Cornell, Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, Toronto and UBC, among many others.

Faculty research is loosely organized around a set of core research streams supported at UBC.  Full descriptions of these streams can be found by following the link to the left.