Graduate program

The Master of Arts in Critical Sociology Program at Brock offers learners an exciting opportunity to explore, analyze and challenge all (human and non-human) aspects of the social world through a critical interdisciplinary lens.

Informed by the latest and most dynamic perspectives and methodologies from sociology and a range of allied disciplines, learners examine various forms of inequality and oppression as they manifest themselves in the workplace, the home, the political sphere, popular culture, and every other realm of social life.

Since its inception in 2009, the MACS Program has come to be widely regarded for its social justice emphasis, critically-oriented scholarship and intellectual culture, and its willingness to transcend the traditional disciplinary boundaries of sociology to bridge cutting-edge perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and even the natural sciences.

Aided by the privilege of working in a small program, our ambitious, diverse, and committed faculty help students to cultivate academic and professional skills, knowledge, and a critical outlook that prepare learners for a wide array of careers and socio-political commitments.

MA in Critical Sociology

View the details below and visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies for more information.

MA in Critical Sociology

The purpose of our program is to inform Master of Arts students of the latest developments in these intellectual discourses and to prepare them to advance theoretical analyses, methodological approaches, social research projects, and social policy initiatives.

Drawing on existing strengths in the department, the emphasis in courses and faculty-supervised graduate research will be on theory, methods, and empirical research that prioritize challenges to oppression, disenfranchisement, and social inequalities in social arrangements. This approach encompasses a variety of critical sociological frameworks including, for example, feminist trajectories in sociological thought, Marxist political economy, political ecology, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, post-structuralist and queer paradigms, critical criminology, animal rights work, environmentalism, and critiques of and alternatives to current economic arrangements.

While students will be introduced to the classical and foundational texts in Critical Sociology, they will be encouraged to explore cutting edge theories, methodologies and empirical research. They will also examine a diverse range of sociological methodologies, in particular ethnographic research, interview and survey-based research methods, critical discourse analysis, and feminist methodologies. This theoretical and methodological foundation, coupled with exposure to diverse empirical concerns, will prepare students to develop sophisticated and rigorous approaches to critical sociological research and analysis.

  • Our small program size allows for high quality and extensive interactions in formal and informal settings with faculty and other graduate students.
  • Twenty-four engaged and diverse faculty members with a wide range of research interests constitute the core of the program.
  • Two Canadian Research Chairs are affiliated with the program.
  • A critical curriculum structures all core and elective courses.
  • Our spacious graduate student office is furnished with up-to-date equipment.
  • The Department of Sociology organizes many academic events that contribute to graduate student training and learning.
  • Students are exposed to a breadth of critical sociological material.

The MACS program is notable for its vibrant faculty from a range of backgrounds who have strong research records. We have an excellent record of student success in being admitted to prestigious doctoral programs and hired in professional workplaces. As a small program that admits fewer than ten students a year, our program is able to provide students with teaching and supervising complements that are responsive to individual intellectual needs. Supervisors are especially well-positioned to give their students intensive one-on-one attention.

After ten years, we have gained an international reputation as a cutting-edge training ground for ambitious students who aspire to pursue doctoral studies at other universities, research work outside a university setting or other professional work that benefits from radical thinking and critical problem-solving skills.

In addition to the traditional Thesis and Major Research Paper streams, the MA in Critical Sociology offers a Co-op with Major Research Paper (MRP) stream.  Securing paid employment will be coordinated with Brock’s Co-op Office.  

Students admitted to this stream will spend the summer and fall terms (8 months total) completing the paid employment requirement.  It is expected that students will have completed required courses in the two terms prior to undertaking their first employment term; after completing the two terms of employment students will write a 60-80 page major research paper.  Note that co-op employment opportunities are not limited to the Niagara Region.

To support their efforts to obtain appropriate co-op opportunities students will complete workshops designed to enhance their skills in the areas of job search strategies, career and professional development, resume preparation, interview techniques, and making presentations.

The Co-op with MRP stream is a six-term (24-month) program. A maximum of four students can be admitted to this stream each year.

Possible Workplace Settings and Opportunities

Students in the Co-op with MRP stream will have the opportunity to work with government agencies, media organizations, non-profit social service agencies (serving various communities and populations), unions, community health centres, research think tanks, educational institutions, to name but a few possible workplace settings.  Employment may entail evaluation, needs assessment and/or action research, community development, non-profit service delivery, event organizing, public relations, and adult education.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in the Co-op with MRP stream must include in their application a co-op statement in addition to the standard statement of interest required of all applicants.  In the additional statement applicants should:

  1. Explain why they are interested in the co-op stream;
  2. Describe the stregths and assets they can bring to a workplace setting and those which they hope to further cultivate; and
  3. Explain how the co-op opportunity might enhance their career prospects and/or activist ambitions.
  • Our graduate seminar (SOCI 5N00) provides two terms of professional development in a small group setting. In this seminar students develop skills and competencies essential to their future careers, whether as academics or in other professional work.
  • Students have the opportunity to attend the Mapping New Knowledges graduate conference hosted at Brock University every spring. Their graduate seminar work will develop the professional skills needed to present their research at this conference.
  • Vitae: Essential Skills for Graduate Students is another opportunity for students to develop their skills through training services such as workshops and activities. Students develop essential career competencies alongside their academic knowledge and skills.

Graduate Program Director
Jane Helleiner, Professor
Office: STH 426
905-688-5550 x3711
jhelleiner@brocku.ca

Administrative Coordinator & Graduate Advisor
Lesa Mansfield
Office: STH 400A
905-688-5550 x3455
sociology@brocku.ca
csociology@brocku.ca

Click here to learn more about core faculty homed in the Department of Sociology.  Scroll down and click on the highlighted names to learn more about core faculty in other departments.

KATE BEZANSON
kbezanson@brocku.ca
x6352

ROBYN BOURGEOIS
rbourgeois@brocku.ca
x6650

JONAH BUTOVSKY
jbutovsky@brocku.ca
x4371

JANET CONWAY
jconway@brocku.ca
4196

NANCY COOK
ncook@brocku.ca
x3176

JUNE CORMAN
jcorman@brocku.ca
x4205

LAUREN CORMAN
lcorman@brocku.ca
x5080

KENDRA COULTER
kcoulter@brocku.ca
x5349

KATHY DELIOVSKY
kdeliovsky@brocku.ca
x5267

ANDREA DOUCET
adoucet@brocku.ca
x3150

THOMAS DUNK
tdunk@brocku.ca
x4762

IFEANYI EZEONU
iezeonu@brocku.ca
x4054

MARGOT FRANCIS
mfrancis@brocku.ca
x5381

KEVIN GOSINE
kgosine@brocku.ca
x4412

JANE HELLEINER
jhelleiner@brocku.ca
x3711

TAMARI KITOSSA
tkitossa@brocku.ca
x5672

TRENT NEWMEYER
tnewmeyer@brocku.ca
x5118

HIJIN PARK
hijinpark@brocku.ca
x3540

REBECCA RABY
rraby@brocku.ca
x3172

MARY-BETH RADDON
mraddon@brocku.ca
x3460

IAN RITCHIE
iritchie@brocku.ca
x3966

MURRAY E.G. SMITH
msmith@brocku.ca
x4370

JOHN SORENSON
jsorenson@brocku.ca
x4369

DENNIS SORON
dsoron@brocku.ca
x3457

MICHELLE WEBBER
mwebber@brocku.ca
x4411

Michelle Lesley Annett (2019) “Doing what ‘Works Best’: Exploring the Narratives of Mothers who Work as Strippers” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Doucet; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Kate Bezanson, Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon; External Examiner: Dr. Stacey Hannem, Wilfrid Laurier University)

Cal Hannigan (2019) “Comic Books and Identity: Queer Imaginings” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. June Corman; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Jonah Butovsky)

Desiree Homolka (2019) “YouTube and Youth: Female Identified Content Creators Reflect on Sex Education” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Raby; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Shauna Pomerantz)

Sarah Marshall (2019) “Whistle Blowing and Moral Dilemmas in Policing: An Analysis of Police Culture and the ‘Blue Code'” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Tamari Kitossa; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. June Corman, Dr. Kevin Gosine; External Examiner: Dr. James Sheptycki, York University)

Sheena Sisavtha (2019) “BDSM Practitioners’ Experiences of Social Exclusion from Access to Healthcare and Social Services” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Cook; Supervisory Committee Member, Dr. Margot Francis)

Amber-Lee Varadi (2019) “The Policing of Young Motherhood” (Thesis) (Supervsior: Dr. Rebecca Raby; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Shauna Pomerantz, Dr. Christine Tardif-Williams; External Examiner: Dr. Deirdre Kelly, University of British Columbia)

Blaire Butler (2019) “An Exploration of the Experiences of Racialized Minority Migrant Nurses in Canada” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Jane Helleiner; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Hijin Park)

Josh Watterton (2019) “Marx at 200-Inquiries in the Measurement of Profitability and its Determinants: The U.S. Economy, 1950-2016” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Murray Smith; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Jonah Butovsky, Dr. June Corman; External Examiner: Dr. Raju Das, York University)

Cydney Cronk (2018) “Grieving the Ungrievable: An Analysis of Current Approaches to Human Grief for Nonhumans” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Lauren Corman; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Kendra Coulter)

Susan Cheng (2018) “Documenting and Critiquing the Model Minority Stereotype: The Canadian Context and the Internet” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Hijin Park; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Jane Helleiner)

Daniel Klimowicz (2018) “Seeing is Not Always Believing: A Case for C. Wright Mills’ Sociological Imagination” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Ann Duffy; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Dan Glenday)

Grace Maich (2018) “Precarious Work and Communities: The Impact of Neoliberalism on working Class Politics” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Jonah Butovsky; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. June Corman, Dr. Kendra Coulter; External Examiner: Dr. Wayne Lewchuk, McMaster University)

Emily Dziuba (2018) “A Rift in the Social Metabolism: The Socioeconomic Consequences of Geoengineering Technologies for the Global South” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Dennis Soron; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Murray Smith)

Alaina Interisano (2018) “‘It’s a Privilege’: A Critical Examination of University Students’ Perspectives of Animal Experimentation Pedagogy in Canada” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Lauren Corman; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Kendra Coulter, Dr. John Sorenson; External Examiner: Dr. Constance Russell, Lakehead University)

Nicole Kingstone (2018) “Labour Repression in South Africa: The Representation of Black Mineworkers in the Marikana Commission of Inquiry Report” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Hijin Park; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Jane Helleiner)

Tierney Kobryn-Dietrich (2018) “Control by Proxy: The Regulation of Indigenous Peoples and Settler Labour via Canadian Anti-Sex Work Laws, 1865-2016” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Tamari Kitossa; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Kate Bezanson, Dr. Margot Francis; External Examiner: Dr. Sarah Hunt, University of British Columbia)

Hannah Monroe (2018) “‘By Talking About it We Can Make it a Positive Thing’: Autistic People Negotiating Identity and Understanding in Discursive Contexts” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Trent Newmeyer; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Rebecca Raby, Dr. Donato Tarulli; External Examiner: Dr. Hanna Bertilsdotter-Rosqvist, Umea University)

Mark Omiecinski (2018) “A Preventive Intervention: Staff Experiences Providing Harm Reduction in the Niagara Region” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Trent Newmeyer; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Paula Gardner, Dr. Jonah Butovsky; External Examiner: Dr. Carol Strike, University of Toronto)

Victoria Readings (2018) “Ecotourism and Human-Bear Relations in Ontario: Working for Multispecies Respect and Economic Sustanability” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Kendra Coulter; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Thomas Dunk, Dr. Lauren Corman; External Examiner: Dr. Alice Hovorka, Queen’s University)

Amanda Pfrimmer (2017) “Social Media and Amanda Todd: There’s More Than One Way to Kill a Woman” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Ann Duffy; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Mary Beth Raddon)

Hamin Kim (2017) “An Analysis of Korean-American Adoptees’ Family Photographs” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Doucet; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. June Corman)

Crystal Adams Coons (2017) “Women, Work, and Motherhood: Deconstructing the ‘Breadwinning Mother’ Using a Genealogical and Feminist Intersectional Approach” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Doucet; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Kate Bezanson)

Mehmet Emin Boyacioglu (2017) “Intersectionality, Radicalism, Identity, and Community: An Ethnographic Case Study of Animal Activist Organizing in Canada” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. John Sorenson; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Lauren Corman, Dr. June Corman; External Examiner: Dr. Emily Gaarder, University of Minnestoa-Duluth)

Brooke Pasco (2017) “What was Lost in the Death of a Lion Named Cecil” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. John Sorenson; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Lauren Corman)

Stephen Soucie (2017) “Sketching the Identity Negotiations of Male Athletes and Their Coaches: A Case Study of a CIS Men’s Basketball Team” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Margot Francis; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon, Dr. Andrea Doucet; External Examiner: Dr. Corey Johnson, University of Waterloo)

Zoe Walters (2017) “A Call to Action: An Analysis of Ontario University Sexual Assault Policies” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Cook; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Michelle Webber)

Eric Akusure Awaafo (2016) “Rehabitation and Residieism in New Liberal Ghana: A Marxist Critique” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Ifeanyi Ezeonu; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Kate Bezanson)

Amanda Carolyn Caines (2016) “Social Media and Violence Against Women” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Ann Duffy; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon)

Cole Perry (2016) “The Alberta Tar Sands and the Political Philosophy of Consent: Oppositional Criminologies and the Social Harms Perspective” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Tamari Kitossa; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Ana Isla)

Jennifer Bonato (2016) “Monsanto and the Patenting of Life: Is Biotechnology a New Form of Primitive Accumulation in the 21st Century?” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Ana Isla; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Dennis Soron)

Christine Ensslen (2016) “With Care and Deliberation: Prairie teachers Go to Work” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Doucet; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Kate Bezanson, Dr. Jennifer Rowsell; External Examiner: Dr. Susan Tilley, Brock University)

Carlee Koabel (2016) “Possibilities and Limits of GSAs as ‘Safer-spaces’ for LGBTQ Youth” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Margot Francis; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Trent Newmeyer)

Anson Nater (2016) “Killing in the Name of …?: Conscientious Objection in the Age of the ‘Global War on Terror'” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Tamari Kitossa; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Kevin Gosine, Dr. Nancy Taber; External Examiner: Dr. Paul Robinson, University of Ottawa)

Christopher Grawey (2016) “Taking Back America: An Analysis of the Tea Party Movement” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Jonah Butovsky; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Tamari Kitossa)

Michelle Lessel (2016) “Food Co-Ops and Consumer Politics in Contemporary America” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Dennis Soron; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon)

Samantha MacNeil (2016) “Fixing the Broken Record … Because it’s 2015” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Kate Bezanson; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Andrea Doucet)

Sarah May Lindsay (2015) “Institutionalized ‘Value’: The Semiotic Positionality of Nonhuman Animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Lauren Corman; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. John Sorenson)

Hayder Aikilabi (2014) “Suicide Bombing Iraq: A Dialectical Analysis” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Murray Smith; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Tamari Kitossa)

Amber Bramer (2014) “Precarity the New Norm: The Effects of Declining Steel Industry in Hamilton, Twenty-First Century” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. June Corman; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Jonah Butovsky)

Kelsey Iannoni (2014) “Social Organization on the Web: How Sex Workers’ Rights Organizations Engage in Activism and Advocacy Work Online” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. June Corman; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Ann Duffy, Dr. Hijin Park; External Examiner: Dr. Stacey Hannem, Wilfrid Laurier University)

Joshua Ribalkin (2014) “The Corporate University in the 21st Century: Restructuring Higher Learning Towards ‘Vocationalism’, and the Dissolution of the Liberal-humanist Ethos” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Jonah Butovsky; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Kevin Gosine)

Elizabeth Smith (2014) “‘Everyone Loves Marineland!’ (?) Entertainment Animal Advocacy, Praxis, and Resisting Corporate Repression” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. John Sorenson; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Lauren Corman, Dr. Dennis Soron; External Examiner: Dr. John Sanbonmatsu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Tayler Staneff (2014) “The Dual Failure of the Canadian Legal System: An Analysis of the Oppression of Animals and the Repression of Activists in Canada” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Lauren Corman; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. John Sorenson)

Sarat Colling (2014) “Animals Without Borders: Farmed Animal Resistance in New York” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. John Sorenson; Supervisory committee Members: Dr. Gale Coskan-Johnson, Dr. Lauren Corman; External Examiner: Dr. David Nibert, Wittenberg University)

Kyle Liao (2014) “Critical Review of Project Team Canada Survey” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Jonah Butovsky; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Dennis Soron)

Dustin Sholl (2014) “Western Migrant English Language Teachers in East Asia” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Jane Helleiner; Supervisory Committee Member: Hijin Park)

Stephanie Van Stralen (2014) “Ontario’s Teaching Labour Market: Precarious Employment, Alienation and Possible Outcomes for Young Adults in Contemporary Canada” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Ann Duffy, Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Jonah Butovsky)

Travis Mckay (2014) “May-June 1968 in France: Revolution, Counterrevolution and the Crisis of Leadership” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Murray Smith; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Jonah Butovsky)

Kenton Engel (2014) “A Mind of Its Own: The Lived Experience of Adult Students who are ADHD” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Murray Smith; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Michelle Webber, Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon; External Examiner: Dr. Joseph Keeping, York University)

Amanda Marynowycz (2014) “Canadianness is Wilderness? Violent Love Relationships with ‘Wild’ Bodies” (Thesis) (Supervisor, Dr. John Sorenson; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Hijin Park, Dr. Keri Cronin; External Examiner: Dr. Amy Fitzgerald, University of Windsor)

Sara Vieira (2014) “You Know What I Mean? Language and Cultural Retention in Luso-Canadian Mothers in the Greater Toronto Area” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Doucet; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. June Corman, Dr. Kate Bezanson; External Examiner: Dr. Ester Reiter, York University)

Galano, David (2014) “The Political Economy of St. Catharines Illicit Taxi Trade” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Tamari Kitossa; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Ifeanyi Ezeonu, Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon; External Examiner: Dr. Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Ryerson University)

Catherine Brigantino (2013) “Eating Some to Protect Others? A Case Study in our Moral Inconsistency toward Animals” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. John Sorenson; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon)

Meaghan Csikos (2013) “Envisioning Real Cooperatives: A Critical Engagement with Erik Olin Wright” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Kate Bezanson; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Mary-Beth Raddon)

Gokboru Tanyildiz (2013) “Making Queer Anti-Capitalist Resistance Intelligible: Reading Queer Childhood In The Ruins of Neoliberalism” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Cook; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Margot Francis, Dr. Dennis Soron; External Examiner: Dr. Doreen Fumia, Ryerson University)

Doug Billyard (2013) “The Myth of Labour-Management Partnerships, Risk to Labour, A CAMI Automotive Study”. (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. Murray Smith; Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. June Corman, Dr. Jonah Butovsky; External Examiner: Dr. Stephanie Ross, York University)

Elizabeth (Liz) Kovacs (2013) “We Do It All: Investigating the Experiences of Niagara Women in Their 50’s who have Multiple Paid and Unpaid Responsibilities”. (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. June Corman; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Ann Duffy)

Steve Romanin (2013) “M(e)a(t)sculinity: Investigating Veg(etaria)an Men’s Understanding of Masculinity” (Thesis) (Supervisor: Dr. John Sorenson; Supervisory Committee Members: Mary-Beth Raddon, Dr. Lauren Corman; External Examiner: Dr. Michael Kehler, University of Western Ontario)

Sarah Rizzo (2013) “The incarceration of Women in Federal Prisons in Canada: Creating Choices (1990) and Beyond” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Hijin Park; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. June Corman)

Navdeep Sandhu (2012) “Petals in the Wind: A Critical Examination of Indian Social Policies Addressing Gender Inequality” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Ann Duffy; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Kate Bezanson)

Kaley Williams (2012) “Going Back To ‘Nothing Works’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Youth Offender Rehabilitation in the Niagara Region” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Ifeanyi Ezeonu; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Kate Bezanson)

Krystan Yvonne Jones (2012) “Representing Downtown Vancouver’s Eastside: Degeneracy, Gentrification and the ‘Woodward’s Squat'” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Hijin Park; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Ifeanyi Ezeonu)

Kristen Westcott (2011) “Hegemonic Discourses in the Curriculum of Higher Education” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Webber; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Ann Duffy)

Afsana Tabibi (2011) “Afghan Women Speak Back: Agency and Colonial Representations in the Contemporary West” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. June Corman; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Dan Glenday)

Matt Lemaire (2010) “In the Law We Trust? The Successes, Failures, and Perceptions of the 1983 Canadian Sexual Assault Reforms” (Major Research Paper) (Supervisor: Dr. Ann Duffy; Supervisory Committee Member: Dr. Dan Glenday)