Our PhD students receive an excellent training in research and pedagogy, preparing them for careers in top research and teaching universities. While many also choose to pursue careers outside of the academy, on this page, we feature those students currently seeking positions in universities or colleges.
Louise Birdsell Bauer is a researcher for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). Louise has been a researcher of contract academic staff (CAS) in Canadian universities since 2008, and is a public sociologist in the field of precarious academic work. Louise's other research looks at strikes, union renewal and racialized workers' experiences in health care and the social services.
With a background in critical criminology, Amanda Couture-Carron’s research centers on vulnerable and marginalized populations’ experiences as (1) offenders, (2) with violence against women, and (3) accessing justice. Her research focuses on immigrant and racialized young people and women, paying particular attention to the social and structural contexts shaping their experiences. In pursuit of this research agenda, her work encompasses several independent and collaborative projects using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, such as surveys, interviews, and longitudinal diaries.
Yang-Sook Kim's scholarship centers on how subordinated people make sense of, navigate and resist deepening inequalities characteristic of neoliberal globalization. Her dissertation project uses a comparative case study of the care sectors in South Korea and the United States to understand how unequally-positioned groups of marginalized women workers navigate intensifying precarity.
Maria M. Majerski is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bishop’s University in Quebec where she teaches research methodology, statistics, race and ethnicity, community, and social policy. Her research focuses on the role of social networks and access to social capital in the employment outcomes of individuals in disadvantaged social status positions. Her research also examines the relationship between voluntary association involvement and access to diverse ties and information across diaspora communities.
Lawrence Williams' work focuses on the connections between decision-making, careers, deviance, and sociological theory. His current research examines employee turnover intentions.