The Sociology Department at Queen’s University provides an academic research environment with internationally renowned faculty. The research activities of the department receive major external funding and are organized into three broad clusters. 

Research Clusters


In addition to these clusters, core and cross-appointed faculty undertake research and supervision across the following areas:

  • Social and Sociological Theory
  • Economic Sociology
  • Social Capital
  • Stratification & Mobility
  • Consumer Culture and Consumption
  • Visual Culture
  • Urban Sociology and Cities
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Methodology
  • Intersectionality
  • Feminist Theory
  • Material Culture
  • Privacy & Citizenship
  • Social Movements