Student Supervision & courses


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 Sociology of Childhood (3rd year lecture),  Making Research Matter (directed reading course with two doctoral students),  Sociology of Education (3rd Year lecture),  Youth Cultures, Moral Panics and Globalization (graduate seminar), Qualitative Methods (4th year seminar),  Readings in Urban Sociology & Applied Research in Urban Sociology (directed reading course, 4th year), Advanced Studies in Feminist Theory (graduate seminar),  Mixed-Race Experiences (directed reading course, 4th year),  Feminist Theories of the Body (directed reading course with two MA students), Women in Society (Gender & Society) (2nd year lecture), Theories of Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology (directed reading course with one MA student).



4th year Honours:

Sullivan, K. “Evaluating the effectiveness of Ontario’s physical education curriculum” (completed April, 2012), Faculty of Public Affairs. 


Boyd, R. “Boat People and Terrorists: Media-driven Moral Panic and Double Consciousness of the Tamil Diaspora in Canada” (completed September, 2012)

Verardi, C. (co-supervision with B. Leistle). “Perceptions of Volunteer Tourism.” (completed May, 2013)

Williams, J. “Reading Lips: Exploring Emotive Responses to Labiaplasty.” (completed: July, 2013)

Nellis, B. “Ottawa Liberated: Self-referential systems of communication and municipal policing responses to Occupy Ottawa.” (completed: July, 2013).

Chewinski, M. “Contesting Canadian mining operations: understanding NGO-social movement dynamics.” (completed: August 2015)

Mast, T. “Zombies, Feminism, and the Unmaking of Self” (anticipated completion: April 2017)

Wallis, A. “Who Cares? Women, Emotion and Bodies in Animal Activism” (anticipated completion: April 2017)

Macdonald, C. Youth homelessness and policing. (anticipated completion: August 2017)

Branswell, J. The debate over yoga appropriation in Canadian universities. (anticipated completion: January 2018)



Conners, D. (co-supervision with Diana Majury). “Commitments and Conundrums: Mapping the Field of Work to Reduce and Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).” (completed: April 2016)

Partridge, K. “Secure in our masculinity? A phenomenological look at security workers in Ottawa.”

Stam, V. “Islamophobia, racism, and belonging: The experiences of 2nd generation youth in the Netherlands” (anticipated completion: Summer, 2018).

Bing, A. “Classed emotions, habitus and politics in the field of STEM education” (anticipated completion: Summer 2019).

Clarke, W. “Social determinants of health among Black Canadian male youth” (anticipated completion: Summer 2020)

Johnston, G. “Agency and resistance amongst homeless youth in Canada” (anticipated completion: Summer 2020)



Wright, L. “Drug and Sex Education: A Case Study of the Operation of Social Control” (completed September, 2011).


External Examiner:

Sabra, S. “(Re)negotiated Identifications: Reproducing and Challenging the Meanings of Arab, Canadian, and Arab Canadian Identities in Ottawa.” (completed January, 2012).

Committee member:

Scott, N. “Reassembling urban travel” (completed May, 2012).

Joy, A. “Democracy as Resistance: Protest and Praxis in the Canadian Occupy Movement” (anticipated completion: Summer 2017).

Rodiman, S. “Reproductive Justice in Eastern Canada” (anticipated completion: Summer, 2017).

Jones, Z. “Rope Bondage Subcultures and BDSM Worlds: Exploring (inter)subjective experience and identity among rope bondage practitioners” (anticipated completion: Summer 2019).



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PhD (British Columbia)
MES (York)
BASc (McMaster)

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