Education, Introductory Sociology, Social Inequality.
Professor Guppy teaches Introductory Sociology and pursues research in the broad areas of social inequality and education.
He is currently the Senior Advisor to the Provosts, Academic Freedom. In this position he is charged with deepening the conversation around academic freedom at both UBC campuses while also providing educational materials useful to expanding our collective understanding of, and practices related to, academic freedom. He continues as a Professor in Sociology. In 2016, Professor Guppy was recognized with an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociological Association. At the same time an article he co-authored with Nicole Luongo, written when she was a UBC undergraduate student, won the Association’s Outstanding Paper Award: “The Rise and Stall of Canada’s Gender-equity Revolution” Canadian Review of Sociology, 2015 (an award shared with colleagues Sylvia Fuller and Natasha Stecy-Hilderbrant for a separate paper they wrote). He is also the recipient of both a UBC Killam Teaching Prize as well as a Killam Research Prize.
Currently I am working on several projects:
- Intergenerational Educational Mobility: a project with Alex Chow, an undergraduate major in sociology, examining changes over the last century in the educational opportunities of Canadians whose parents have different levels of schooling.
- Social Change and the Gendered Division of Household Labour: what explains the convergence among women and men in the share of various household responsibilities they undertake? (with Larissa Sakumoto and Rima Wilkes)
- Canada’s Gender Equity Revolution: a project mapping the historical transformation in the roles of women and men in Canadian society, including changes in family life, the economy, education, law and politics, and the social policies related to both progress and persistence in gender equity.
Davies, Scott and Neil Guppy The Schooled Society: An Introduction to the Sociology of Education 4th edition, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Guppy, Neil, Kerry Greer, Nicole Malette, and Kristyn Frank “The Future Lives of Sociology Graduates” Canadian Review of Sociology, Vol 54(2), 237-52, 2017.
Nicole Malette and Guppy, Neil. “Educational Attainment among Canadians: Open and Competitive or Closed and Sponsored?” pp. 104-112 in Ed Grabb, Monica Hwang, and Jeffrey Reitz Social Inequality in Canada, Oxford U. Press. 2017.
Guppy, Neil. “Age and Social Inequality?” pp. 248-257 in Ed Grabb, Monica Hwang, and Jeffrey Reitz Social Inequality in Canada, Oxford U. Press. 2017.
Villar, Paz and Neil Guppy “Gendered Science: Representational Dynamics in British Columbia Science Textbooks over the Last Half Century” Canadian Journal of Education Vol 38(3), 1-14, 2016.
Lyon, Katherine and Neil Guppy “Enhancing Student Compositional Diversity in the Sociology Classroom” Teaching Sociology Vol 44(2), 106-117, 2016.
Guppy, Neil and Nicole Luongo, “The Rise and Stall of the Gender Equity Revolution in Canada” Canadian Review of Sociology, 52(3): 241-65, 2015.
Ritzer, George and Neil Guppy Introduction to Sociology: Canadian Version Sage Publications, 2014.
Guppy, Neil Edward Grabb, and Clayton Mollica “The Canada Foundation for Innovation, Sociology of Knowledge, and the Re-engineering of the University” Canadian Public Policy Vol. 39(1), 1-19, 2013.
In the Pipeline
Social Change and the Gendered Division of Household Labour in Canada, with Larissa Sakumoto and Rima Wilkes (forthcoming 2019, Canadian Review of Sociology.
Guppy, N. "Research Methods" in R. Brym (ed.) New Society (ninth edition), Toronto: Nelson 2019. Revised from earlier editions.
Lyon, Katherine, and Neil Guppy “Research on Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry and Educational Inequality in Canada: 1980 – 2018” in P. Stevens and G. Dworkin (eds.) 2nd Edition The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education London: Palgrave, Macmillan.