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.
Katelin Albert's overall research agenda explores the ways in which health knowledge and information moves between people and places. Sexual health, sexual experiences, and mental health on campus are growing concerns, and a key area for her future research.
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.
Amanda Couture-Carron’s research centres on the experiences of vulnerable and marginalized populations with crime, violence against women, and access to justice with attention to the social and structural contexts conditioning those experiences. Her dissertation investigates how economic disadvantage is related to adolescent offending across immigrant generations.
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.
Patricia Louie’s research focuses on the mechanisms that underlie racial disparities in mental and physical health. Her dissertation complicates the study of race and health by examining how racialization processes based on skin tone, immigration, and mixed-race status shape population health.
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.
Merin Oleschuk studies how social inequalities shape food consumption, alongside how various methods can be applied to understand them. Her dissertation examines values, meanings and practices around home cooking.
Lawrence Williams' work focuses on the connections between decision-making, careers, deviance, and sociological theory. His current research examines employee turnover intentions.