Full-Time Faculty

Teresa Abada, Associate Professor
Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations (MER)
Acting Director, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western

Teresa Abada
  • Social, cultural, human capital
  • Migration
  • Immigrant health
  • Immigrant integration
  • Economic and social integration of children of immigrants

519-661-2111 x83690
tabada@uwo.ca
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Tracey Adams, Professor

Tracey Adams
  • Work
  • Professions
  • Regulation of professions in Canada
  • Social inequality
  • Gendered professions
  • Health professions
519-661-2111 x85120
tladams@uwo.ca
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Robert Andersen, Professor (cross-listed)

Robert Andersen
  • Social stratification
  • Democracy and capitalism
  • Political economy
  • Business environments
  • Inequality
  • Values and attitudes

Dale Ballucci, Associate Professor

Dale Ballucci
  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociology of childhood
  • Criminology and Policing
  • Young offenders
  • Theories of Governance
  • Administration of the criminal justice system
On Leave - July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
519-661-2111 x85140
dballucc@uwo.ca
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David Calnitsky, Assistant Professor

David Calnitsky
  • Economic Sociology
  • Inequality
  • Gender
  • Work
  • Poverty
  • Social policy

Kate H. Choi, Associate Professor
Director, Centre for Research on Social Inequality

Kate Choi
  • Social Demography
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Inequality
  • Family Sociology
  • Racial Inequality
  • Quantitative Methodology
519-661-2111 x85115
kate.choi@uwo.ca
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Lorraine Davies, Associate Professor
Associate Vice-Provost, School of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies

Lorraine Davies
  • Family structure and health
  • Gender inequality and social policy
  • Interpersonal relationships and well-being
  • Gender and mental health
  • Intimate partner violence

519-661-2111 x81335
ldavies@uwo.ca
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Patrick Denice, Assistant Professor
Graduate Chair, Department of Sociology

Patrick Denice
  • Social inequality, social stratification, and mobility
  • Life course
  • Education
  • Labour markets
  • Union and non-union influences on wages

519-661-2111 x85725
pdenice@uwo.ca
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Janice Forsyth, Associate Professor

Janice Forsyth
  • Aboriginal physical practices, health, and identity
  • Power relations and the body
  • Sociology of sport
  • Sport and Canadian culture
  • Canadian sport history
On Leave - July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
519-661-2111 x84849
janice.forsyth@uwo.ca
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Michael Gardiner, Professor

Michael Gardiner
  • Sociological theory
  • Theories of affect (especially boredom)
  • Sociology of the everyday
  • Utopia
  • Dialogical social theory (the work of Mikhail Bakhtin in particular)

519-661-2111 x85139
megardin@uwo.ca
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Jasmine Ha, Assistant Professor

Jasmine Ha
  • International migration
  • Migration statistics
  • International education
  • Globalization
  • Sustainability

519-661-2111 x85118
jasmine.ha@uwo.ca
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Michael Haan, Associate Professor
Director, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western

Michael Haan
  • Demography
  • Immigrant settlement
  • Labour market integration
  • Migration
  • Data development
  • Longitudinal data analysis
On Leave - July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Warren E. (Ted) Hewitt, Professor
President, SSHRC

Warren E. (Ted) Hewitt
  • Brazil
  • Social movements
  • Development and underdevelopment
  • Local government and population health
  • International cooperation for urban development in Latin America

Anders Holm, Professor

  • Quantitative methods
  • Socioeconomic status over the lifecourse
  • Social stratification
  • Inter-generational mobility
  • Sociology of health

519-661-2111 x 85515
aholm@uwo.ca
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Tess Hooks, Lecturer

Tess Hooks
  • Social inequality
  • Social change and development
  • Gender
  • Women and third world development
  • Motherhood and mothering

519-661-2111 x 84611
thooks@uwo.ca
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Laura Huey, Professor

Laura Huey
  • Policing
  • Criminal victimization
  • Mental health
  • Extremism
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Evidence based policy-making

519-661-2111 x85151
lhuey@uwo.ca
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Brenda Kobayashi

  • Youth justice
  • Youth and society
  • Punishment
  • Socio-legal studies
  • Law and society
  • Criminology

Mila Kolpashnikova, Assistant Professor

Mila Kolpashnikova
  • Time use
  • Gendered division of labour
  • East Asia
  • Demography
  • Quantitative sociology

519-661-2111 x87177
kkolpash@uwo.ca
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Wolfgang Lehmann, Professor
Assistant Dean, Student Experience, Faculty of Social Science

Wolfgang Lehmann
  • Social inequality
  • Social class
  • Sociology of work
  • Higher education
  • Vocational education
  • School-work transitions

519-661-2111 x85385
wlehmann@uwo.ca
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Rachel Margolis, Professor
Undergraduate Chair, Department of Sociology

Rachel Margolis
  • Demography
  • Social inequality
  • Family change
  • Aging

Julie McMullin, Professor

Julie McMullin
  • Social Inequality
  • Aging and the Life Course
  • Gender Inequality
  • Family
  • Paid and Unpaid Work

519 661-2111 x83689
mcmullin@uwo.ca
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Kaitlynn Mendes, Associate Professor

Kaitlynn Mendes
  • Gender inequality
  • Social media
  • Sexual violence
  • Youth
  • Mixed methods research

Robert Nonomura, Assistant Professor

Robert Nonomura
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Sociology of Morality
  • Trauma- and Violence-Informed Research
  • Knowledge Mobilization and Public Sociology
rnonomur@uwo.ca
Office Hours: By Appointment
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Lora Phillips, Assistant Professor

Lora Phillips
  • Inequality
  • Precarity
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Health and well-being
  • Urban sociology
519-661-2111 x86950
lphill33@uwo.ca
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Anabel Quan-Haase, Professor
Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Anabel Quan-Haase
  • New media and social change
  • Digital activism
  • Social media
  • Social networks
  • Digital social capital
  • Scholarly digital communication

519-661-2111 x86952
aquan@uwo.ca
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Howard Ramos, Professor
Chair, Department of Sociology

  • Political sociology
  • Immigration
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion
  • Social change
  • Media studies
  • Secondary cities

519-661-2111 x85142
howard.ramos@uwo.ca
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Scott Schaffer, Associate Professor

Scott Schaffer
  • Contemporary and global social theory
  • Processes of social change
  • Social inclusion
  • Social ethics
  • Public sociology
  • Cultural critique, and Resistance movements
On Leave - July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Kim Shuey, Professor

Kim Shuey
  • Health and disability across the life course
  • Transmission of health across generations
  • Precarious employment, work and health
  • Environmental sociology.
519-661-2111 x85135
kshuey@uwo.ca
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Sean Waite, Associate Professor

Sean Waite
  • Social inequality
  • Gender inequality
  • Higher education outcomes
  • LGBTQ and the labour market
  • LGBTQ identity, poverty and health
  • Criminology and deviance
On Leave - July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
519-661-2111 x87689
swaite3@uwo.ca
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Andrea Willson, Associate Professor

Andrea Willson
  • Social inequality over the life course
  • Aging and the life course
  • Health effects of socioeconomic status across generations
  • Quantitative research
519-661-2111 x85132
willson@uwo.ca
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Yoko Yoshida, Associate Professor

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  • Immigration and integration
  • Social statistics
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Social inequality
  • Inequality in health
On Leave - January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024

Anna Zajacova, Professor

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  • Social epidemiology
  • Health inequalities
  • Demography
  • Lifecourse and aging
  • Ethnicity
  • Quantitative methods