Education, Introductory Sociology, Social Inequality.
Professor Guppy teaches Introductory Sociology and pursues research in the broad areas of social inequality and education. His continuing appointment is halftime, until January 1, 2021.
His current work focuses mainly on issues of gender and social inequality, including work on women and politics. 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.
- Women and Canadian Politics: Although discrimination based on gender is widespread, when it comes to the share of the vote in Canadian federal elections, women do as well as men. Why? What accounts for this finding, an anomalous outcome given differences in pay equity, glass ceilings in the occupational world, and broader evidence of misogyny in Canada? (with Jennifer Vincent)
- 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.
Guppy, Neil, Larissa Sakumoto, and Rima Wilkes “Social Change and the Gendered Division of Household Labour in Canada” Canadian Review of Sociology, Vol 56(2), 178-203, 2019.
Guppy, N. "Research Methods" in R. Brym (ed.) New Society (9th edition), Toronto: Nelson 2021, pp. 30-53. revised from earlier editions.
Lyon, Katherine, and Neil Guppy “Canada: A Review of Research on Race/ Ethnicity/ Ancestry and Inequality in Education from 1980 – 2017” in P. Stevens and G. Dworkin (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education (2nd ed.) London: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2019. pp. 253-300.
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.