Faculty research interests are diverse, ranging from the new rural economy and development to race and ethnic relations, comparative social history, social theory, and cultural sociology. Some examples of specific projects include the social, political and cultural impact of globalization; sex work; comparative urban cultures; the role of information technologies in mediating surveillance relations; men and masculinities; digital culture and video games; citizenship and transculturalism; the history of Canadian sociology; fear, risk and governmentality; minority religious groups; global development and labour institutions; transformations in the family. Canadian and Quebec society provide major but not exclusive research foci. For a more thorough description, see the Alphabetical or Discipline links above.
Support staff are available for undergraduate and graduate students on the 11th floor of the Hall building. A reading room and computer lab are staffed by student support. Details regarding their responsibilities, location, and contact information can be found via the Staff link above.