William Flynn

Instructor II

Degrees:BA and MA (National University of Ireland, Cork), PhD (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1198
Office:Loeb A703

Areas of Interest

I am interested in historical and contemporary forms of travel and tourism, tourist guidebooks and more broadly how identities are formed under liminal and unusual circumstances.

More recently I have developed a growing interest in graphic novels and comics and am currently working with Professor Carrier-Moisan in the Department of Anthropology at Carleton University to visually conceptualize a graphic novel project (http://marieevecarriermoisan.com/graphic-novel/) This project aims to translate academic knowledge and writing into a more publically accessible form of knowledge.


I have been teaching sociology for several years: at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and most recently at the University of Ottawa. My teaching has focused on classical and contemporary social theory as well as numerous introduction to sociology courses.