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.

PhD student Hélène Frohard-Dourlent featured on Province article Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, who is writing her dissertation focuses on trans and gender-fluid youth, contributes to local discussions on Vancouver School Board’s proposed changes to its sexual orientation and gender identities policy. Read full article.

Theory and Society features papers from recent UBC conference The journal is publishing papers from a conference on “Measuring Culture” co-organized by Prof. Amin Ghaziani at UBC. Prof. Ghaziani’s own contribution to the issue is on “Measuring Urban Sexual Cultures.”

PhD student Seonok Lee wins prestigious Korea Foundation Scholarship The scholarship is designed to promote Korean studies and foster young scholars in this field by providing graduate students working in Korean studies in North America with funds for their coursework and/or research while enrolled at their home institution. The program awards only up to 15 scholarships per years, each valued at $20,000.

PhD student Hazel Hollingdale presents her research as a finalist in SSHRC’s ‘Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers’ challenge, discussing “Taking Stock: Testing the ‘Lehman Sisters Hypothesis’“. Hazel has also appeared on the CBC, and CKNW radio discussing her research.