Dr. Geraint B. Osborne, Professor
B.A. (Hons.), Queen's University, 1988
M.A., Queen's University, 1990
Ph.D., Sociology, McGill University, 1998
Geraint's research and teaching interests are in the areas of crime, deviance and social control, political sociology, historical sociology, and qualitative methods. Prior to coming to Augustana, Geraint conducted research for Environment Canada, Canada Post Corporation, Correctional Services Canada and Canadian Heritage. He has authored and co-authored articles and chapters on a variety of topics including, motivations of recreational cannabis users, masculinity and hockey violence, Canadian nationalism, women and war work, and social change in rural areas. His current research projects deal with perceptions of cannabis use by non-using students, the role of professors as public intellectuals in small campus towns, and the historical perception of hockey violence as presented in Canadian newspapers.
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