Sociology News

Vesna Pajovic, Sean Waite with Nicole Denier, published “Sexual orientation and self-employment: New evidence” in the Canadian Review of Sociology.

Anna Zajacova led a team, including PhD student Merita Limani, published an article on “Prevalence and correlates of prescription opioid use among US adults, 2019–2020” in PLOS ONE.

Anders Holm is part of a team that have a forthcoming article, “What cultural hierarchy? Cultural tastes, status and inequality” set to be published in British Journal of Sociology.

Rachel Margolis was interviewed by the Ottawa Citizen - “All by ourselves: Growing numbers of Canadians are aging without a partner or children nearby

Rachel Margolis’ work was cited in the economist’s recent film “The cost of having children”. Myrskyla and Margolis 2014: Happiness Before and After the Kids

Anders Holm with others published Psychosocial working conditions and sickness absence among younger employees in Denmark: a register-based cohort study using job exposure matrices in the Scandinavian Journal of work, environment and health.

Kate Choi and Patrick Denice published The Pandemic played into ageist stereotypes, but intergenerational contact and co-operation can overcome them in The Conversation

Anders Holm, Michael Haan and Elena Draghici published “Employment success of social assistance recipients: A provincial analysis by industry” in the Canadian review of Sociology

Kate Choi’s article “Multigenerational living and children’s risk of living in unaffordable housing: differences by ethnicity and parents’ marital status” was recently published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS).

Kate Choi and Patrick Denice published “Racial/Ethnic Variation in the Relationship Between Educational Assortative Mating and Wives' Income Trajectories” in Demography. 

Tracey Adams published “Drivers of regulatory reform in Canadian health professions: Institutional isomorphism in a shifting social context” in the Journal of Professions and Organization.

Laura Huey with PhD student Lorna Ferguson published “It’s all about covering your . . .”: The unintended consequences of police accountability measures” in Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

Anabel Quan-Haase was part of a team that published Women-Focused Nonprofit Organizations and Their Use of Twitter During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Characterizing a Gendered Pandemic Through Information, Community, and Action in Social Media + Society 

Kaitlynn Mendes was interviewed by the Globe and Mail - Toronto police investigate whether teen girls’ alleged subway assaults related to fatal stabbing 

Kaitlynn Mendes spoke with 640 Toronto radio about young people struggling with social isolation after Covid

David Calnitsky just published “A Class Functionalist Theory of Race" in the Du Bois Review. 

Anna Zajacova was part of a team that publish “U.S. state policy contexts and mortality of working-age adults" in PLOS ONE. 

Jennifer Silcox spoke with CBC News, the National, and Canada Tonight about the case of Teen girls who were charged with murder in Toronto 'swarming' death. 

Anabel Quan-Haase spoke with CBC Afternoon Drive about the amount of time people spend on their devices and how apps work to retain people’s attention. 

Laura Huey discussed policing differences between Canada and the US on the Policy Matters podcast. 

Kate Choi was interviewed with the Globe and Mail via Canadian Press on Canada’s population growth. 

Howard Ramos spoke with Global News on Canada’s new immigration plan.  

Anna Zajacova was part of a team that published “Educational Differences in Life Expectancies With and Without Pain” in the Journal of Gerontology: Series B.

Laura Huey led a group, including PhD candidate Lorna Ferguson, that published “You Don't Need 55 Forms That Say the Same Thing”: The Burden on Police to Produce Extra-Institutional Knowledge in Crime and Delinquency. 

Anabel Quan-Haase co-authored “The social-ecological model of cyberbullying: Digital media as a predominant ecology in the everyday lives of youth.” 

Kaitlynn Mendes published a chapter entitled ‘Girls, News, and Public Cultures’, in The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism. 2nd edition

Rachel Margolis – radio interview with CBC London morning with Rebecca Zandbergen talking about London’s expected population growth and infrastructure needs. 

Rachel Margolis – The New York Times “Who Will Care for ‘Kinless’ Seniors?” 

Laura Huey was quoted in the London Free Press on the 15-year-old girl charged in London high school cafeteria stabbing 

Patrick Denice has been named an External Affiliate at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE) at the University of Washington.

PhD Alumni Molly Patel and Anabel A Quan-Haase published “The social-ecological model of cyberbullying: Digital media as a predominant ecology in the everyday lives of youth” in New Media and Society.  

Tracey Adams and Kathleen Leslie published “Regulating for-profit virtual care in Canada: Implications for medical profession regulators and policy-makers" in Healthcare Management Forum. 

Anna Zajacova and her research published in PAIN was featured in The London Free Press article “Western University study finds clear factor in chronic pain – race" 

PhD graduate, Yvonne Asare-Bediako, was recently featured in the Inside Western story “New program provides leadership opportunities for Black students in the community”.

Dale Ballucci spoke with Western Gazette on why people are interested in serial killer media stories.

Michael Haan – London Free Press – How London got ‘on the map’ for immigration amid boom

Tracey Adams published “What is the Public Interest in Professional Regulation? Canadian Regulatory Leaders’ Views in a Context of Change” in Professions and Professionalism.

Kate Choi was part of a team that published “Ageism toward older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: Intergenerational conflict and support” in the Journal of Social Issues.

Laura Huey was part of a group that published “Facebook is the Devil': Exploring Officer Perceptions of Cyber-based Harms Facing Youth in Rural and Remote Communities” in the International Journal of Rural Criminology.

Anna Zajacova was featured in the Western News article “Study provides a new understanding of pain disparities among racial groups in U.S.

Anna Zajacova won an “Editor’s Choice” award from PAIN for her paper on “Beyond Black vs White: racial/ethnic disparities in chronic pain including Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and multiracial US adults.” The University of Buffalo offered an overview of the study.

Anabel Quan-Haase spoke about Elon Musk’s take over of Twitter 630CHED

Professor Emeritus Jerry White, quoted, in role as Chair of Vital Signs Global News and the London Free Press.

James Cote was interviewed for an article published on high school grade inflation for the Toronto Star that included data for Western recruitment - An explosion in a students grades are rising at gta high schools heres what it means for your kids.

Howard Ramos was interviewed by the Toronto Star – Census reveals immigrants nearly a quarter of Canada’s population, and fanning outside of the Big 3 cities

Kate Choi and Patrick Denice won an “Editor’s Choice” award from Demographic Research for their paper Stability and outcome of interracial cohabitation before and after transitions to marriage.

Howard Ramos – London Free Press – The London region is now more diverse than ever. Here’s why one family chose to move here

Michael Haan – CBC's The House with Catherine Cullen discussing the Federal Government’s decision to increase the number of immigrants to 500,000 people in 2025.