Inaugural Francesco Duina Undergraduate Prize – applications due Oct 15th The Department of Sociology is pleased to announce the Francesco Duina Undergraduate Prize. This annual $300 scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best undergraduate paper to Sojourners (the Department of Sociology’s undergraduate journal). The selection of the prize winning paper will be made by the Awards Committee in consultation with the […]

Sarah Brayne (University of Texas-Austin) – Seminar Series Speaker, Tuesday Oct 6, 11:00 “Stratified Surveillance: Policing in the Age of Big Data” In the wake of 9/11, federal agencies provided considerable funding to state and local law enforcement agencies to collect, analyze, share and deploy a wide range of new data. Increasingly, local law enforcement agencies recognized these data could be useful in their own daily operations. The rise of “big data” raises a host of questions about the social implications of new surveillance technologies and analytic practices. In my research, I analyze the use of big […]

Jason Beckfield (Harvard) – Seminar Series Speaker, Tues Sept 22 11:00 “Sociological Theory & Population Health” Social inequalities in health endure, but also vary, through space and time. Building on research that documents the durability and variability of health inequality, recent research has turned toward the welfare state as a major explanatory factor in the search for causes of health inequality. With the aims of (1) […]

UBC Sociology is hiring for two new tenure-track positions! See job ads for positions as: 1) Head of the Sociology Department and 2) Assistant Professor in Sociology of Family

Student Skyler Wang article published in THE UBYSSEY “A sea of change: UBC as a hotbed for evolving views on homosexuality” Growing up as a closeted gay man in a conservative Asian country like Singapore — where homosexual conduct is criminalized — was like playing a perennial game of hide-and-seek…  [View full story.]  

UBC Sociology welcomes Professor Qiang Fu Assistant Professor Qiang Fu joins UBC Sociology from the doctoral program of Duke University, bringing expertise in the areas of Urban Sociology, Social Capital, Health, Demography, and Methods. Dr. Fu also adds to UBC Sociology’s international focus with his ongoing research projects in China. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Fu to the department.

Prof. Amin Ghaziani invited to serve on the editorial board of the American Sociological Review. The ASR is the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association. Prof. Ghaziani will have a 3-year term on its editorial board.

Prof. Lindsey Richardson awarded Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that Lindsey Richardson, Assistant Professor in the department and a Research Scientist with the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, has been recognized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) with a New Investigator Award. The prestigious and competitive salary award will support Dr. Richardson’s […]

Prof. Nathanael Lauster in the news on housing ideals in Vancouver In Wanyee Li’s Globe & Mail piece on hacking housing alternatives.