Dept. of Sociology

Congratulations to Daniel Sailofsky, one of our Ph.D. students, who has accepted a tenure track position as Lecturer (the equivalent of an Assistant Professor position in North America) at the Department of Criminology and Sociology, Middlesex University, London, UK.

Daniel wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on athlete-perpetrated violence against women and its effects on their career outcomes.

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Published on: 10 Mar 2022

2021-22 CAnD3 Fellow Feinuo Sun recently published her first dissertation paper in Social Science & Medicine. This is among the first studies examining the opioid crisis in the U.S. from a spatiotemporal perspective. The paper examines how rurality impacts the prescription of opioids across U.S. counties, using a spatiotemporal dataset (2006-2018) from a variety of national data sources, such as the U.S. Opioid Dispensing Rate Maps and the American Community Survey.

 

 

Classified as: opioid prescription, rurality, healthcare
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Published on: 3 Mar 2022

New research from 2021-22 CAnD3 Fellow Julia Nakamura and colleagues finds that higher satisfaction with aging could lead to improved health and well-being outcomes. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study, a cohort of 13,752 US adults over 50 years old, the researchers used 35 indicators of physical, behavioral, and psychosocial health and well-being to capture a comprehensive suite of outcomes. Out of the 35 indicators, improvements in 27 were associated with better aging satisfaction. 

Classified as: older adults, aging satisfaction, From Trainees
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Published on: 16 Feb 2022

Around the world increasing mental health inequalities between women and men following the COVID-19 pandemic represent a major public health concern. According to a new study, the lockdown measures due to the pandemic profoundly and unequally disrupted the work-family balance for many graduate students, exacerbating mental health problems.

Classified as: covid-19, depressive symptoms, depression, gender inequality, work-family conflict, Graduate Students
Published on: 10 Nov 2021

Professor Jennifer Elrick was invited to share her thoughts on the legacy of Canada’s official multiculturalism policy on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Her contribution appears in in a special edition of the Canadian Issues series published by the Association for Canadian Studies, which was guest edited by Prof. Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University). The publication can be accessed here free of charge.

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Published on: 6 Oct 2021

Professor Pesando was awarded a 2022-2024 Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship, a globally competitive Fellowship dedicated to improving the development, learning, and living conditions of children and youth worldwide

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Published on: 1 Oct 2021

The Department of Sociology at McGill was ranked 40th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and 50th in the 2021 recently-released Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy

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Published on: 18 Aug 2021

Congratulations to Golshan Golriz, one of our recent Ph.D. students, who graduated at the beginning of the year and has accepted an Assistant Professor tenure track position at Queen's University's Department of Sociology.

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Published on: 11 Aug 2021

Professor Zoua Vang was recently interviewed for a NBC News article about Sunisa Lee's Olympic gold medal win and what it says about the Hmong American community, resilience and the model minority stereotype.

[Link: : https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/hmong-americans-are-often-obscured-model-minority-myth-why-suni-n1275567]

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Published on: 9 Aug 2021

Nicole Denier received her Ph.D. in 2016 (Essays on job loss and stratification in Canada and the United States), spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Colby College, and then took up an assistant professorship at the University of Alberta. She has published extensively on labour markets and is currently continuing her widely cited work with Sean Waite (also a McGill Ph.D.) on the employment outcomes of gays and lesbians.

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Published on: 16 Jun 2021

Chi-Ian Winnie Yang’s paper, entitled “Marriage Equality or Socioeconomic Inequality? Couple-Level Socioeconomic Predictors of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada between 2006 and 2016", examines whether labour market characteristics and economic resources are associated with marriage among Canadian same-sex couples.

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Published on: 14 Jun 2021

Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée was awarded the 2021 Fieldhouse Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts that recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring students.  Over the nearly sixteen years of her career at McGill, Professor Quesnel-Vallée has demonstrated all the hallmarks of distinguished teaching; she is a superb communicator, striving to adopt new methods to encourage active learning and inspiring students to both trust in and challenge themselves and to cherish and cultivate curiosity.

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Published on: 27 Apr 2021

Labour unions in the United States have suffered a series of high-profile defeats in union representation elections in recent years, most recently at Amazon in Bessemer, Alabama. While some might think this indicates that workers are not interested in unionizing, available polling data suggests that far more workers want unions than currently have them. The problem, as Assistant Professor Barry Eidlin argues in the Washington Post, is the profoundly broken and undemocratic union election system that currently exists.

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Published on: 23 Apr 2021

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