Department of Sociology


Welcome to the Department of Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, including the interaction between individuals, groups, and institutions.

The application of sociological thinking can lead to a better understanding of social problems and issues and suggestions about how these issues may be overcome in real-world terms.

By studying Sociology, you will gain insight into how people interact with one another and how values and beliefs both shape and are shaped by the structures and processes around us. The primary goal of the discipline is to stimulate sociological thinking—applying imagination and critical analysis to the many facets of social life.

Department Highlights

The Biopolitics of Care in Second World War Britain

Dr. Kim Mair has published a book this year call "The Biopolitics of Care in Second World War Britain" 
During the crisis of the Second World War in Britain, official Air Raid Precautions made the management of daily life a moral obligation of civil defence by introducing new prescriptions for the care of homes, animals, and persons displaced through evacuation. This book examines how the Mass-Observation movement recorded and shaped the logics of care that became central to those daily routines in homes and neighbourhoods.
Dr. Tiffany Prete

PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Tiffany Prete (Apooyak'ii)

The Kainai Stolen Children Era

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Did you know Indigenous children in Canada endured more than just Indian residential schools during the stolen children era? Indeed they did. In fact, for over a century, the Canadian Government used several school models to try to assimilate Indigenous children. In her talk, Dr. Prete will discuss the overarching policies that guided education for Indigenous children while revealing the multiple education models used. Her talk will focus on her Kainai (Blood) People.   

Gulden Ozcan

“Panel Honouring the late Dr. Gülden Özcan: Activist & Intellectual Legacies”

Monday November 14 2022, 12-1:30pm (via Zoom)

Dr. Gülden Özcan was a brilliant scholar, activist, colleague, friend, loving partner, and mother. She worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge prior to her untimely passing in May 2022. This panel brings together scholars and activists to discuss her important legacies both within and outside of the academy. Panelists include: Khadija Baker, Dr. Simten Coşar, Dr. Nisha Nath, and Arturo Tejeda Torres.

Photo by Kane Reinholdtsen on Unsplash

Department of Sociology Speaker Series

“I’m a little bit like a small-town preacher, these people are my congregation”: Conducting professional journalism in rural Alberta communities by Monica Lockett

Friday, October 21, 2022 at 2-3:15 pm 
Zoom Registration Required

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