The list below contains contact information for faculty members in the Department of Sociology of Anthropology. Please click on the name of each faculty member for more information on research interests, publications, and office location.

Supervision status is granted based on rank. If you have questions about supervisory status, please consult the Graduate Administrator, Darlene Moss ( The following legend is meant as an indication only. Please make sure to consult with the faculty you’re interested in working with:
* May supervise both MA and PhD theses
** May supervise MA theses and co-supervise PhD theses until granted tenure, when will have full supervision status.
*** May co-supervise MA and PhD theses with the permission of FGPA

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Staff Directory

Administrative Support Staff

General Inquiries Undergraduate Administrator
Kimberley Séguin Kim Mitchell
B750 Loeb Building B749 Loeb Building
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 2582 Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 2586
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Administrative Assistant to the Chair Graduate Administrator
Karen Tucker Darlene Moss
B755 Loeb Building B753 Loeb Building
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 2583 Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 2587
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Departmental Administrator
Paula Whissell
B746 Loeb Building
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 2584

Academic Administration

Chair Associate Chair
Dr. Aaron Doyle Dr. Augustine Park
B759 Loeb Building C766 Loeb Building
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 1914 Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 2593
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Sociology Undergraduate
Program Coordinator
Sociology Graduate
Program Coordinator
Dr. Neil Gerlach Dr. Xiaobei Chen
C773 Loeb Building B753 Loeb Building
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 1331 Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 3990
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Anthropology Undergraduate Program Coordinator Anthropology Graduate
Program Coordinator
Dr. Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan Dr. Bernhard Leistle
D795 Loeb Building C775 Loeb Building
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 3724 Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 1955
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Anthropology Faculty

Core Anthropology Faculty
Virginia Caputo* Gendered childhoods, girlhood, children’s rights, feminist theories and methodologies, transnational feminism, globalization, schooling, youth and media, violence, health 2624
Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan* Gender, sexual politics, migration and transnationalism, sex tourism and sexual labour, public emotions, Brazil 3724
Louise de la Gorgendière* African diaspora, migration, development anthropology, education, ethnopolitics, Ghana 2589
Danielle DiNovelli-Lang** Human-Animal relations, value theory, posthumanism, natural resource economies; U.S./Indigenous politics; Alaska 2614
Brian Given* Symbolism, Tibet, weapons and culture, meditation and ritual systems 3571
Peter Gose* Race, colonialism, hermeneutics, practice theory, hegemony theory 2585
Bernhard Leistle* Phenomenological anthropology, anthropology of psychiatry, semiotics, Morocco 1955
Donna Patrick* Linguistic ethnography, indigeneity; transnationalism and urbanization, Arctic, language endangerment and revitalization 8070
Jen Pylypa* Medical anthropology, health of women and children, transnational adoption, Southeast Asia, Canada 6329
Daniel Rosenblatt* Indigeneity, middleclassness, electronic media, identity, cultural theory 1966
Blair Rutherford* Governance and rights, migration and borders; agrarian dynamics, gendered livelihoods, sub-Saharan Africa 2601
Frances Slaney* Tarahumara ethnography, anthropology of art, material culture, anthropology of museums, ritual, landscape aesthetics, history of anthropology, anthropological theory 4098
Zoe Todd** Human-environmental relations, indigenous and comparative political ontologies, gender, resource extraction, colonialism 4007
Anthropology Faculty in Other Departments
Melanie Adrian** Minorities rights in religiously, ethnically and culturally diverse societies 2085
Kamari Clarke* Law, Culture, History, Power, The Judicialization of Politics, Transnational Ethnographies of International Law, Contemporary Evidentiary Dilemmas, Religion and Social Movements 4170
Monica Patterson** Children/childhoods, memory, violence, race/racism/racialisation, visual culture, heritage, museums, curating, sub-Saharan Africa  3104
Ruth Phillips* Visual studies, museum studies, Aboriginal art and material culture, cultures of indigenous and diasporic communities. 2350
Allan Ryan* Contemporary Indigenous expressive arts; Aboriginal film makers, collaborative initiatives in the preservation of ethnic identities in Canada, China and Brazil,  Aboriginal cartoonists; humour in art 4035

Sociology Faculty

Nahla Abdo* Gender, Race, Class, and the Settler-Colonial State; Women and the State in the Middle East, Colonialism and Imperialism 3569
Tullio Caputo* Criminology, policing, youth engagement, multi-sector collaboration, sustainable community development 2617
Xiaobei Chen* The child citizen, governance, racism, culturalism, colonialism, migration 3990
Wallace Clement* Political economy, Canadian society, social stratification, the labour process, class formation and the labour process in mining and fishing; national survey of class structure and gender in Canada, with a comparison to Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States; class and the state in Canada, Australia, Sweden, Japan, West Germany, and the United Kingdom; comparative labour market policies and practices 2772
Deborah Conners Community engagement, social justice, politics and reconciliation of gender issues, feminism, men’s organizations, sociology of knowledge, racialization and racism 5064
Bruce Curtis* State formation, administration and government; subjectivities; development of the ‘social and moral sciences’; the British Empire, 1750-1850. 2596
Tonya Davidson Urban spaces, public memory, nostalgia, popular culture, and Canadian identity 2087
Darryl Davies Police oversight and accountability, police militarization, risk focused and evidence-based crime prevention, criminal justice policy and sentencing, corrections 2605
Aaron Doyle* Critical and public criminology; risk, insurance, and security; surveillance; crime and media. 1914
William Flynn Historical and contemporary forms of travel and tourism, tourist guidebooks, and how identities are formed under liminal and unusual circumstances 1198
Kelly Fritsch** Disability studies; sociology of health, illness, and medicine; feminist science and technology studies; political economy; social and political theory; social movements. TBA
Neil Gerlach* Apocalypse culture, sociology of war, biotechnology and social control 1331
Katharine Kelly* Homicide, gendered violence, youth crime, youth gangs 6643
Jacqueline Kennelly* Youth cultures, urban sociology, social movements, citizenship, phenomenology, qualitative methods, homelessness, Olympics 8103
Zhiqiu Lin* Theories of crime, crime trends, legal reforms in China, Chinese society, law and society, quantitative research methods 1099
Amina Mire* Women and health, anti-ageing, globalization of whiteness, gender and the sociology of science and technology 4476
Michael Mopas* sound studies, science, technology and law, cultural studies, criminology and sociolegal studies, food studies 2990
Carlos Novas* Biopolitics, governmentality, science and technology studies, biological citizenship, biosociality 2615
Augustine Park* Transitional justice, race/racism/racialisation, children/childhoods, international intervention, political violence 2593
Justin Paulson* Social movements, political economy, Marxist theory, public goods and services 2938
George Pollard* Mathematical sociology, quantitative methods, sociology of entertainment, media sociology, social psychology 2623
Steven Prus* Gerontology, social epidemiology, quantitative methods 3760
Alexis Shotwell* Politics of health, critical disability studies, feminist theory, race and racialization. 2591
Janet Siltanen* Gender and intersectionality, solidarity, post-positivism 2795
Daiva Stasiulis* Citizenship studies, global migration, multiple citizenship and transnationalism, state discourses and practices of multiculturalism, immigration and anti-racist policies,feminist intersectionality and social inequality, critical race studies, sociology of emotions. 1098
Rania Tfaily* Social Demography; Inequality in Education; Sociology of the Family; Health Disparities; Quantitative Methods 2625
Michel Vallée Youth culture and youth justice, community development and mobilization, community crime control, crime prevention, law enforcement and police management, socio-legal policy and program development 2606
Friskjen (Pum) van Veldhoven 1127
William Walters* Migration studies, Foucault, political sociology, citizenship studies, secrecy 2790
Sociology Faculty in Other Departments
Patricia Ballamingie* Localizing food systems and sustainable community, community-university partnerships, environmental conflict and deliberative democracy 8566
Nicolas Carrier* Social systems theory, theoretical criminology, social control, sociology of law and punishment, moralization, biocriminology, drug policies 1237
Patrizia Gentile* Cultural/gender history, history of sexuality, history and theory of the body, beauty contests, national security, October Crisis and immigrant communities, queer theory 1456
Joshua Greenberg* Crisis/risk communication, public relations, media and disasters, public health, and political communication 1965
Roy Hanes* disability history, disability and immigration, disability and employment, and disability supports, accessibility, accommodation and supports within schools of Social Work across Canada 3545
Jennifer Henderson* Canadian literature, cultural studies in and of Canada, settler colonialism, gender studies 2367
Lara Karaian* legal regulation and construction of sex, gender and sexuality, feminist, critical race, queer and transgender legal theory, critical criminology, cultural criminology, and porn studies 1458
Maeve McMahon* Criminal justice in the Baltic States 8095
Dawn Moore* The role of photographic evidence, feminism, queer theory, Actor-Network Theory and cultural studies, the constitution of criminalized subjectivities, political and public engagement, prisoners experience of imprisonment 3823
Allan Moscovitch* History of the Welfare State in Canada, social administration, particularly the administration of social assistance, Federal/Provincial relations and social welfare, Aboriginal peoples and social welfare, poverty 8918
Xuan Thuy Nguyen  Critical disability studies, critical policy studies, inclusive education, critical theory, human rights and post-colonial studies, visual methodologies 5042
George Rigakos* Pacification, anti-security, political economy of public and private policing, increasing role of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in local governance and security, nightclubs as spectacles of risk, insecurity and consumption in late capitalism, mutualism, cooperative production 3683
Megan Rivers-Moore*** intersections of sociology, gender studies, and Latin American and Caribbean studies, how sexuality operates transnationally, gendered affective labour, travel and tourism, race and ethnicity, postcolonial and transnational feminisms, and qualitative methods 3201
Rebecca Schein*** Marxist political economy and cultural studies, commodification and decommodification of public goods and services, rights, commons, citizenship, and moral claims, mutual aid and social movement dynamics, social movement or community unionism, and political cultures of solidarity 1660
Dale Spencer*** Criminalization of Marginalized Populations, with a focus on youth and homeless people, violence, victimization 8096

Postdoctoral Scholars

Salina Abji

Visiting Scholars

Emine Hande Aydos
Amanda Gouws

Contract Instructors

New and returning Contract Instructors, please see the Information for Contract Instructors page.

Fall 2017

Name Courses Email Office
Vivianna Boiles-Leonard ANTH 3040A A701 Loeb
Kara Brisson-Boivin ANTH 2550A/RELI 2736A C761 Loeb
Gregory Brown SOCI 4850D A708 Loeb
Helin Burkay SOCI/ANTH 4730A/PSCI 3802A A701 Loeb
Jenny Cockburn SOCI 3430A A713 Loeb
Kirsten Francescone ANTH 2640A C770 Loeb
Ariel Fuenzalida SOCI 3005A, SOCI/ANTH 3035A, SOCI 3055A A701 Loeb
Karine Geoffrion SOCI 2045A A701 Loeb
Amanda Joy ANTH 2001A A701 Loeb
Liam Kilmurray ANTH 1001B A713 Loeb
Christian Pasiak SOCI 1005A A713 Loeb
Sheila Rao ANTH 2850A A713 Loeb
Eloy Rivas Sanchez SOCI 3019B
Paul Thibaudeau ANTH 1001A A701 Loeb
Amy Wilson ANTH 4005A A713 Loeb

Distinguished Research Professors

Rianne Mahon
Sociology & Anthropology, School of Public Policy and Administration, and the Institute of Political Economy
CIGI Chair in Comparative Family and Social Policy, Balsillie School of International Affairs,
and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo

Professors Emeriti

Name Email
Alan Hunt***
Florence Kellner***
John Shepherd***

Adjunct Research Professors

Name and Affiliation Email
Seantel Anaïs
Ph.D. (Carleton)
University of Winnipeg
*Sociology MA only
Claudio Aporta
Ph.D. (Alberta)
Dalhousie University
Gretchen Bakke
Ph.D. (Chicago)
Wesleyan University
Tanya Basok
Ph.D. (York)
University of Windsor
Simon Brascoupé
CIHR, Certified First Nations Health Manager
*Anthropology MA only
Kristin Bright
Ph.D. (California, Santa-Cruz)
Carleton University
Christine Bruckert
Ph.D. (Carleton)
University of Ottawa, Department of Criminology
Daniel Buckles
Ph.D. (Carleton)
Senior Research Associate (Carleton)
Erin Connell
Ph.D. (Carleton)
Privy Council Office, Government of Canada
*Sociology MA only
Myrna Dawson
Ph.D. (Toronto)
University of Guelph, Criminology & Criminal Justice Policy Program
Walter DeKeseredy
Ph.D. (York)
Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences,
Director of the Research Center on Violence,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
West Virginia University
Colleen Dell
Ph.D. (Carleton)
University of Saskatchewan
Keith Denny
Ph.D. (Toronto)
Director, Research and Policy, Canadian Healthcare Association
Chris Dixon
Ph.D. (USC, Santa-Cruz)
Board Member, Institute for Anarchist Studies
*Sociology MA only
Andrea Doucet
Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Sociology Professor, Brock University
Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work and Care
Bryan C. Gordon
Ph.D. (Calgary)
Archaeological Survey of Canada
Canadian Museum of Civilization
*Anthropology MA only
Jennie Hornosty
Ph.D. (York)
Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick (Retired)
*not a supervisor
Beth E. Jackson
Ph.D. (York)
Public Health Agency of Canada
Leslie-Anne Keown
Ph.D. (Calgary)
Statistics Canada
Sylvie Leblanc
Ph.D. (Alberta)
The Inuksuit Project,
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carleton University
*Anthropology MA only
Bertha Mo
Ph.D. (Berkeley)
*Anthropology MA only
Pat O’Malley
Ph.D. (London University)
University of Sydney, Faculty of Law
Jane Parpart
University of Massachusetts, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance
Mike Patterson
Ph.D. (Carleton)
Community Health Research Unit
University of Ottawa
Senator Landon Pearson, O.C.
M.Ed. (Ottawa)
Landon Pearson Resource Centre
for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights
Carleton University
*Sociology MA only
Justin Piche
Ph.D. (Carleton)
University of Ottawa, Department of Criminology
Jean-Luc Pilon (Adjunct Professor)
Ph.D. (Toronto)
Curator of Ontario Archaeology, Canadian Museum of Civilization
Archaeologist, *Anthropology MA only
Bali Ram
Ph.D. (Ohio State)
Statistics Canada
Tom Sherwood
Ph.D. (Carleton)
Carleton University
*not a supervisor
Rob Shields
PhD (Sussex)
Professor, University of Alberta
Roberta Sinclair
Ph.D. (Carleton)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
*Sociology MA only
Lil Tonmyr
Ph.D. (Carleton)
Public Health Agency of Canada
Canadian Child Welfare Research
Adnan Turegun
Ph.D. (Carleton)
Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies
Melanie White
Ph.D. (Carleton)
Senior Lecturer in Social Theory
University of New South Wales
Former Faculty (Carleton)