What To Do With a Master’s or PhD Degree in Sociology from Carleton?

Current MA and PhD Students: What Are They Up To?

Nadine Badets (MA student) is a research analyst in Statistics Canada’s Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division. She conducts quantitative analysis using Statistics Canada data to write papers on the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Read her latest article on the “Association between breastfeeding and select chronic conditions among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit children in Canada.

Joey Liu (MA student) is working in the Health Statistics Division at Statistics Canada.

Graduated MA and PhD Students: Where Are They Now?

Jennifer Mackin (MA, 2016) is a Performance and Policy Analyst for the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (i.e. NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR). In this role she writes performance plans and creates monitoring tools (surveys, interviews etc.). Her work also includes targeted research studies that inform policy decisions made by the councils and science minister. This was made possible by a quantitative specialization and co-op.

Ian Cooper (PhD, 2016) is Manager, Ontario Federal Council Secretariat, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

John Graham (MA, 2015) is a Social Economist at Statistics Canada. His work involves survey development and the analysis of health data.

Jordon Tomblin (MA, 2015) is a Business Analyst with the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. He is responsible for assessing policies and estate administrations and acts as liaison to integrate stakeholder needs with technology. Jordon is also acting Manager of Data Management leading a team to strengthen data architecture and software. Read Jordon’s article on “Sentencing ‘Anonymous’: exacerbating the civil divide between online citizens and government“.

Jordan Fairbairn (PhD, 2015) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC), Western University. Her research focuses on the role of digital technologies in violence prevention.

Kathryn Van Meyl (MA, 2014) is a communications officer for The Global Network of Sex Work Projects.

Christine Hughes (PhD, 2014) has a position as the Women’s Rights Knowledge Specialist at Oxfam Canada. She specializes in gender and migration, with a focus on Latin America.

Daniel Braun (PhD, 2013) is a permanent education program planner at Grant MacEwen University in Edmonton Alberta.

Christian Caron (PhD, 2013) is full-time teaching professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

Chris Hurl (PhD, 2013) has a tenure track position in Organization, Innovation and the Workplace in the Department of Sociology at Concordia University.

Ryan Boyd (MA, 2012) is a senior analyst with Alberta Energy. He is responsible for strategy, planning and stakeholder relations in the Government of Alberta’s efforts to diversify market access for crude oil. Ryan also leads an analyst team within a cross-government task force working to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of Western Canada’s rail transportation and logistics system.

Darryl Leroux (PhD, 2012) is a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.  His research interests are in the areas of: historical memory, nationalism and racism, especially as they pertain to French Canada and Quebec, and comparative studies of racialization and transnationalism (e.g. links between France, Quebec and the French Caribbean).

Nick Scott (PhD, 2012) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University and lives in Vancouver. His teaching and research focus on methods, urban mobilities and environmental sociology.

Jennifer Wrye (PhD, 2012) teaches full-time in Humanities and Social Sciences at North Island College. Her areas of research and teaching interest include Food Studies, Critical Animal Studies, Pets and Animals.

Chantal Gallant (MA, 2011) studied domestic violence against refugee women in Canada and focused on refugee sponsorship policy as an influencing factor.  She had been working at a community centre in Brisbane for the last few years and is now a Project Coordinator for an initiative that assists refugees facing domestic violence in Australia.

Dale Spencer (PhD, 2010) is a full-time Assistant Professor of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University.  The criminalization of marginalized populations serves as a focal and integrative point for his research interests.

Kevin Walby (PhD, 2010) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at University of Winnipeg.  His research focuses on areas such as policing, security, surveillance; representations of crime and criminality; access to information and freedom of information law; sex work, sexuality, and emotional labour; and urban studies.