Meet Our Faculty

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St. Thomas University

Full-Time

Clow, Michael J.L., BSc (St.FX), MA (Dalhousie), PhD (York)
Professor
Research Interests:
  • Political economy of Atlantic Canada
  • Society and ecology
  • Transformation of tree harvesting
  • War
  • Scientific Knowledge
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Intro. to Sociology
  • Atlantic Canada
  • Canadian Society
  • War
  • Ecology
  • Hale, Sylvia M., BSc (Bath), MA (York), PhD (UBC)
    Professor & Chair
    Research Interests:
  • Contested theory perspectives in Canadian Sociology
  • Sociology of Family, Race, Ethnic Relations, Religion, Women and Law.
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Intro. to Sociology
  • Political Economy of War
  • Research Strategies
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Hayes, Matthew F., BA (Carleton), MA (Carleton), PhD (York)
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:
  • History of capitalism
  • Political sociology
  • Theory
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Sociological Theory
  • Inequality in Society
  • Kelly, Colm J., BA (Trinity College Dublin), MA (UNB), PhD (York)
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
  • Social theory
  • Derrida
  • continental philosophy
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Modern Sociological Theory
  • Advanced Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of the Other
  • MacDonald, Gayle M., BA (Dalhousie), MA (Ottawa), PhD (UNB)
    Professor & Assistant Vice-President of Research for STU
    Research Interests (Primary):
  • Canadian socio-legal theory
  • Feminist analyis of law
  • Sex-work/marginalized populations
  • Deviance/social control
  • Gender
  • Labour
  • Technology
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Honours Thesis Workshop
  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociology of Women and the Law
  • MacDonald, Peter, BA, BEd, (UNB), MEd, PhD (Toronto)
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
  • Political Economy
  • Labour process theory
  • Transformation of tree harvesting
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Intro. to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Sociology of Work
  • Political Sociology
  • Machum, Susan, BA (STU), MA (Dalhousie), PhD (Edinburgh)
    Tier II Canada Research Chair in Rural Social Justice
    Research Interests:
  • Women and work (especially primary production)
  • Food security
  • Rural sociology
  • Rural-urban relations
  • Economic and social development
  • Society and ecology
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Social inequality
  • Development Issues
  • Society and Ecology
  • Classical and Modern Sociological Theory
  • Research Strategies
  • Mueller, Adele, BA (Kearney State College), MA (Missouri at Columbia), PhD (Toronto)
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:
  • Internet communication
  • Privacy and surveillance
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Intro. to Sociology
  • Women in the Third World
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Senior Seminar: Surveillance and the U.S. Security State
  • Sociology for Cyborgs: The Social Organization of the Internet
  • Reimer, Marilee A., BA (California), MA (British Columbia), PhD (Toronto)
    Professor & Coordinator of the Women's Studies & Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Programme
    Research Interests:
  • Women's careers in corporate university
  • Institutional ethnographic studies in education
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Sociology of Education
  • Women and education
  • Chinese Women in Literature and Film
  • Sociology of knowledge
  • Ideology and Society
  • Intro. to Women's and Gender Studies
  • Weeks, Peter A.D., BA (Carleton), MA, PhD (Toronto)
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
  • Ethnomethodology of collective music making - particularly with respect to jazz improvisation
  • Sociology of education
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Sociology of Music
  • Sociology of Art & Culture
  • Sociology of Communication
  • Modern Sociological Theory
  • Discourse & Society
  • Part-Time

    Clifford, Jay, BA, MCA (Ottawa)
    Lecturer
    Research Interests:
  • Criminology
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Deviance
  • Fleming, Mike, BA (STU), MA (UNB), PhD Candidate ABD (MUN)
    Lecturer
    Research Interests:
  • Unequal development in capitalism
  • Transportation
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Intro. to Sociology
  • Social inequality
  • Gouliquer, Lynne, BA (STU), MA (McGill), PhD Candidate (McGill)
    Lecturer
    Research Interests:
  • Women in the Military, Feminist Theory
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Statistics
  • Hersey, Corinne, BA (STU), MEd (UNB)
    Lecturer
    Research Interests:
  • Government-corporata partnerships and poor health
  • Mothers teach culture through home work
  • Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Social control and social justice
  • Intro. to Sociology
  • Stapleton, Anne, BA, MA (UNB)
    Lecturer
    Courses Regularly Taught:
  • Intro. to Sociology
  • Deviance