Welcome to the Department of Sociology!

Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology!

The Department of Sociology at Brock University is committed to a critical, social justice approach. Faculty members research and teach about significant social issues such as critical political economy, capitalist relations of production, educational equity, environmental activism, gang violence, gender inequalities, globalization, hate crimes, sexuality, racism and animal studies. Our Department is the first university in Canada to offer a Concentration in the field of Critical Animal Studies. Our Concentration in Criminology pushes the boundaries of criminological thinking, examining law as social control and raising ideas about social harm.