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Sociology Department

We have a distinguished faculty with a commitment to first-rate research, teaching, and service, along with a dedication to our theme of Social Economy and Social Justice: Gender, Race and Class in a Global Context. Our faculty members specialize in a wide variety of sociological subfields, write influential books, and publish widely in major sociological journals. A significant number consider themselves to be public sociologists, whose work is influential beyond the academy, and many engage in activism at the local level and beyond.

Their teaching and mentoring is reflected in our award winning students and alumni. Students work closely with faculty on research and publication projects and we have many examples of co-authored publications between faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate. We encourage a very broad interdisciplinary approach to sociological inquiry and a collaborative, flexible learning environment in which students can achieve their full potential.

To see faculty specialties and access their websites check out our Faculty Profiles page. To examine some of their course syllabi see our Syllabus section (which has syllabi going back a few years). The Faculty Clusters page is intended to help graduate students form committees for their M.A. theses, area exams, and dissertations. Keep in mind when viewing it that we do have faculty in specialty areas not included on the clusters page, and that students are also free to solicit faculty from other departments within BC and from other universities to serve on their committees.

Sociology of Development coverThe second half of the inaugural double-issue of Sociology of Development, co-edited by BC Sociology Professor Andrew Jorgenson, is now available online.
Gustavo MorelloGustavo Morello was awarded $511,000 from the Templeton Foundation to conduct a collaborative study titled “The transformation of lived religion in urban Latin America: a study of contemporary Latin Americans' experience of the transcendent.”

Juliet SchorJuliet Schor and Andrew Jorgenson have both been elected Chairpersons of ASA sections, to start in 2016-17. Jorgenson will serve as Chair of the Environment and Technology section; Schor will serve as Chair of the Consumers and Consumption section.