Sociology Research Forum


The Department of Sociology is proud to serve as a medium for ongoing discussion and lecture in various areas of study, as such we host the Sociology Research Forum as a platform for well-respected experts in the world of Sociology to present their research. The seminars take place at UBC and can be attended by those interested, and are available online afterwords for all those interested.


View Past Sociology Research Forum Speakers


Upcoming Sociology Research Forum Speakers:


Sara Teitelbaum (Université de Montréal)

“Forest sector engagement with the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC): Examining the role of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Canada”

Date: Thursday, February 14th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: ANSO 2107


Mark Stoddart (Visiting Scholar)

“Offshore Oil. Eco-Tourism, and Social Features: Building Social-Ecological Well-being in Coastal Communities”

Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: ANSO 2107


Daniel Maman (Ben Gurion University)

“The Making of Homo Financius: Conventions, Emotions and Morality in Financial Education”

Date: Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: ANSO 202


Hamid Abdollahyan (Visiting Scholar)

Date: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: ANSO 2107


Qiang Fu (UBC)

Date: Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: ANSO 2107



Past Sociology Research Forum Speakers:


David Pettiniccho (U of T) – “Politics of Empowerment: Disability Rights and the Cycle of American Policy Reform”

Date: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Learn more about David’s work in: social policy, political sociology, and disability politics here


Nandita Sharma (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) – “National Autochthony: The Making of Postcolonial National-Natives and their Migrant Others”

Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Learn more about Nandita’s work in: racism, migration, and trans-nationalism here


Dana R. Fisher (University of Maryland) – “American Resistance: Looking Back While Marching Forward”

Date: Friday, September 6th, 2019

Learn more and watch the talk here

Learn more about Dana’s work on the relationship between environmentalism and democracy here.