Department of Sociology

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  • PhD candidate Debra Mackinnon and Steven Richardson examined the privacy implications of wearable technology in Canadian workplaces. See article in the Toronto Sun

  • Dr. David Murakami Wood, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, discusses if home webcam's are safe on CKWS TV.


  • 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

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.