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  • The Department of Sociology Annual Graduate Student Conference, Interconnection: Navigating People, Society, and Culture on April 28, 2017. Read the full story

  • Congratulations to PhD candidate Mandi Veenstra and MA Alumni ('15), Marlee Keenan on their recent co-authored book chapter publication “Manufacturing Ideologies of the “Bad” Mother: Aboriginal Mothering, “Neglectful” Caregiving, and Symbolic Violence in the Ontario Child Welfare System” in Bad Mothers: Representations, Regulations, and Resistance. Edited by Hughes-Miller, Michelle, Tamar Hagar, and Rebecca Bromwich.

  • Congratulations to PhD candidate Midori Ogasawara on her recent publication, Snowden Talks About the Horrors of a Surveillance Society: The complete record of an exclusive interview. This book reveals previously untold secrets: Snowden’s intelligence operations in Japan. Interceptions by the American government and telecommunication companies. The manipulation of public opinion so as to destroy civil movements. Unequal relationships between Japan and the United States. The dangerous connection between surveillance and war. Ogasawara’s interview with Snowden reveals everything about the horrific methods being used to control our contemporary world. Her research is also featured in Issue 10 of (e)AFFECT

  • Dr. David Murakami Wood, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, discusses key issues of democracy and human rights in relation to security, surveillance, identity, and privacy. See the video

  • As a part of the Queen’s University 175th anniversary celebrations, a cross-faculty group at Queen's University, including Sociology are presenting Big Data 175 – a year-long exploration into the pros and cons of Big Data in fields such as health care, marketing and national security. Visit the website for more details.

Queen's Sociology provides a welcoming, innovative, and well-resourced environment for undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral students. Along with solid training in theory and methodology, the Department offers a broad spectrum of teaching and supervision in contemporary Sociology as well as the opportunity to concentrate in Media, Information, and Surveillance; Criminology and Law; and Power, Inequalities and Social Justice. Use the tabs above to learn more about our programs, our current research, and visit faculty members' particular research and teaching profiles.