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+SGSA Sociology Graduate Students Association (University of Alberta) blogs and publications
-Recent Honours StudentsAmy MacDonald Hons. BA 2008- Sound and Cities Drawing on research in sociology, sensory urban geography, and soundscape studies, I am exploring the connections between sound and cities. I am using five common narratives of sound in urban environments, and five audio recordings captured from locations around Edmonton, to examine the interactions between broad social forces and everyday lived experience that are facilitated, revealed, or concealed in the urban soundscape.
-Visiting Ph.D., Postdoctoral and Sabbaticants
Dr. Vince Miller, Sabbatical, Social Sciences, University of Canterbury, UK, 2008Dr. Andre Lemos, Postdoctoral Sabbatical, CnpQ, Universidad Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. 2007-8.
Dorte Odde Sorensen, ‘Poetics of Shopping Malls,’ Sociology, University of Copenhagen. 1994-95.
-University of Alberta Doctoral Students
Barret Weber, Ph.D. Supervisor: Sociology 2007-
Ipek Oskay, Sociology 2007- I have diverse interests ranging from Ottoman Empire-Turkish modernization discourses, sociology of knowledge and subject, citizenship and identity discourses, nationalism, post-colonial theory, political aesthetics to philosophy of life, I found myself being able to focus my work on the citizenship studies with an emphasis on the question of subject. This has required a particular problematization of citizenship as a practice and identity which has founded my MA thesis work, "On the (Proper) Citizen and the Abject: Life of the City and of the Camp: On Subjectivation and Desubjectivation." Following this problematique, the first stage of my PhD study will focus on understanding Agamben's work on dispositif, testimony and subjectivity which I see as bringing together Foucault's earlier and later work as well as a criticism to Derrida's work on language. Folowing the theoretical work, the later part of work will be a case study of Gypsy re-identification and citizenship struggles in Turkey coinciding with the ongoing gentrification process particularly in Istanbul.
Petra Hroch, Ph.D. Supervisor: Sociology 2006-
Lane Mandlis,. Ph.D. Supervisor: Sociology Jan. 2006-
Tonya Davidson, Ph.D. Supervisor: Sociology 2005- Stone Bodies in the City: (Un)mapping Monuments, Memory and Belonging in Ottawa. Monuments are often dismissed as materializing dominant narratives of history and belonging and becoming a naturalized aspect of the built environment. In this project I engage with monuments as ‘stone bodies’ to explore their place-making and cultural memory generating properties. While both social memory and place are broadly understood to be cast and performed through particularly raced, gendered, and classed bodies, I suggest that monuments work as bodies situated at the crux of these performances. Guided by Richard Philip’s concept of ‘unmapping’ my dissertation research is an unmapping of a series of monuments in Ottawa. By treating these monuments as bodies with dynamic lives, I strive to ‘unmap’ the relationships amongst the monuments and between the monuments and their physical environments and the various infrastructures of memory in which they are implicated. My dissertation research focuses in particular on the National War Memorial, the Ottawa monument to Samuel de Champlain, the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights, and “Enclave”: The Women’s Monument. Through these four monuments, I unmap how gender, nation, Aboriginality and community are produced and complicated within the nation’s capital.
Ol'ga Pak, Ph.D. Supervisor: Sociology 2005-
Pablo Markin, Ph.D. Supervisor: Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Complete 2008Matt Tiessen, Ph.D. Co-Supervisor: Interdisciplinary: Sociology/Art and Design 2004-
Yun-Csang Ghimn, Ph.D. Supervisor Interdisciplinary: Sociology/Communications Complete 2008.
Ondine Park, Ph.D. Supervisor 2004-
Mickey Vallee, Ph.D. Co-Supervisor Interdisciplinary: Music/Sociology 2004- Mickey researches and teaches in the areas of popular music, media theory, and historical sociology. Please see his website for further details.
-Carleton University Ph.D.
Andrea Sharkey, Sociology and Anthropology, Co-Supervisor, 2001- (currently on maternity leave)
Anne Galloway, ‘Intimate and Playful Technologies: Ubiquitous Computing, Space and Culture’, Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University. Complete 2008.
Heather Bromberg, Sociology and Anthropology. 1997-2004.
Maureen Flynn-Burhoe, ‘Nanuq Carved into Cyberspace: Archives of Collective Memory’, Sociology and Anthropology. 1998-2004.
Steve Williams, Ph.D., Sociology, Committee member 1993-99, Supervisor 1999-2000. Completed 2000.
-Lancaster University Ph.D. (1995-97)
Monica Degen, 'City of Facades: Urban Revitalization in Manchester and Barcelona' Ph.D. Sociology, University of Lancaster, Lancaster UK, Co-supervision with John Urry and Bulent Diken. Completed 2002.
Paul Haynes, 'Complexity and Self-Modifying Systems' Ph.D. Sociology, University of Lancaster, Lancaster UK, Co-supervision with Sarah Franklin and John Law. Completed 2001.
Vince Miller, 'Enclaves and Identity' Ph.D. Sociology, University of Lancaster, Lancaster UK, Co-supervision with Celia Lury and Bulent Diken, Completed 2001.
Tung-Hung Ho, 'Local and Global: Rock-Music in Taiwan' Ph.D. Sociology, University of Lancaster, Lancaster UK, Co-Supervision with Andrew Sayer, Completed 2001.
-Participation in other Ph.D. thesis committees (Alberta, Carleton and elsewhere)
Tamy Superle, Sociology, Carleton University. 2003-04.
Debbie Landry, Sociology, Carleton University. 2003-04.
Erin Kruger,Sociology Ph.D., Sociology 2005-07
David Matsinhe, Sociology Ph.D., Committee member, 2005-07
Phillip Boyle,Sociology Ph.D., Specialization Committee member 2004-06
Steve Cole, Sociology Ph.D., Committee member 2004-06
Kristen Lozanski, Sociology Ph.D., Committee member 2004-08
Heidi Rimke, ‘Moral Insanity’, Ph.D. Sociology, Carleton University. Completed May 2005.
Valerie de Courville-Nicol, Ph.D Sociology, Carleton University. Completed Sept. 1999.
David Tilson, Ph.D., Amenagement et Planification, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Completed 1996.
Jill Delaney, 'Citizenship and Civic Squares: Contemporary Canadian Town Halls' Ph.D. Art History and Architecture, Binghamton University, Sate University of New York, Completed July 1996.
-University of Alberta M.A. Supervisions
Allison Hui, M.A. Sociology, Supervisor. Completed 2007. Awarded Commonwealth Scholarship.
Ipek Oskay, M.A. Sociology, Supervisor. Completed 2007.
-Carleton University M.A. Supervisions
Nguyen Ha, M.Arch., School of Architecture Carleton University, Co-Supervisor, completed 2005
Wendy Rofihe, ‘Memory and Representation of Place in Contemporary Canadian Art’, Canadian Studies, Carleton University. 2002.
Co-supervisor, Carrie Sanders, ‘Mobile Telephones and Emergencies’, Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University. Completed 2003.
Zoe Sujon ‘Software Agents: Automation, Autonomy and the Artifice of Authenticity’, Sociology M.A. Thesis, Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University. Completed 2002.
Adam Fiser, Sociology. ‘The Walkerton Inquiry’ Sociology
M.A. Thesis, Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University. Completed
Kevin Jones 'Constructing Technology / Constructing Nature: The Case of rBST in Canada', Sociology M.A. Research Essay, Completed 1999.
Charles O'Hara 'Tourists and the Consumption of Place in Pangnirtung', Geography M.A. Thesis. Co-supervised with Iain Wallace. Completed 1999.
James Yaraskavitch 'The Origin of Marx and Engels' Concept "The Lumpenproletariat"', Sociology M.A. Thesis. Co-supervised with John De Vries, completed 1996.
Petra Halkes 'Canadian Landscape Painting', Art History M.A. Thesis, School for the Study of Art and Culture, Carleton University. Completed 1995.
Sushil Mittal, Anthropology Sociology M.A. Thesis. Co-supervised with Prof. Derek Smith, Completed 1993.
-Participation in other M.A. thesis committees
Lainie Mandlis, M.A. Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, External member, Examination Committee. Completed 2005.
Ted Norman 'Sport Commodities, Identity and Consumption', M.A. Kinesiology, Ottawa University. Completed 1999.
Ian Roderick, 'Views from Nowhere: A Chronotopography of the Victorian Gazetteer', M.A., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Completed 1992.
Penelope Ironstone-Catterall, M.A. Comparative Literature, Carleton University. External Examiner. Completed 1992.
-Honours Thesis Supervisions
Amy Macdonald, ‘The city, creativity and sound’, B.A. Honours Sociology. In progress.
Adam Kaasa. ‘Utopian PlanningVisions: Millwoods, Edmonton’, B.A. Honours Sociology. Completed May 2005.
Pat Vert, ‘Narratives of Acceleration’, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University 2003. Best Student Essay Prize Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Conference (CAGONT), October 2003.
Adam Fiser, 'Giles Deleuze and the Problematic Field; Social Theory as an Event', Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University 2000. Senate Medal.
Sarah Marceau, 'An Extra Servant for Two Cents a Week: Gender, Domestic Labour and the Washing Machine in the 1950s', Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University 1999. Senate Medal.
Anthony Blundell, 'Deconstructing Leisure in Cyberspace', Directed Interdisciplinary Studies Carleton University 1998.
Catrin Butler and Emma Uden, 'Reading and the Web', Multimedia dissertation project. Culture and Communication, University of Lancaster 1997.
Stephanie Briozzo, Wai-Kwen Chang, Alex Walsh, 'Swing Your Pants: Online gig guide', Multimedia dissertation project. Culture and Communication, University of Lancaster 1996.
Jabril Abdulle, 'Conflict Management Across Cultures. Case study: Somalis and Canadians', Carleton University 1995. Co-supervisor with Cheryl Picard.
Maia Coté, 'Canadian Laughter: The Role of Humour in Contemporary Canadian Culture', Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University 1995.
Julia Gill, 'Jamaica... One Love. Images of Jamaica,' Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University 1994.
Jessica Smith, 'Allegations of Welfare Fraud: The Social Construction of Somalis in Public', Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University 1994.
Angela D'Eon, 'How Green is the Club? Values and Actions of the Sierra Club', Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University 1993.
Peggy-Lynn MacIsaac, 'Rape: The Set-up of Women', Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University 1993.
Bonnie Tse, 'From Landscape to Mediascape: A Case Study of the Changing
Face of Cultural Experience for Chinese-Canadian Immigrants', Mass Communication,
Carleton University 1993. Co-supervised with Dr. David Marshall.
Under construction. List version: 9 Dec 2008 -rs