Past Events & Newsletters



Past Sociology Department Newsletters

Sociology on the Rock Website

Issue 13, Winter 2016 [PDF]

Issue 12, Winter 2015 [PDF]

Issue 11, Winter 2014 [PDF]

Issue 10, Summer 2013 [PDF]

Issue 9, Fall 2012 [PDF]

Issue 8, Summer 2012 [PDF]

Issue 7, Fall 2011 [PDF]

Issue 6, Winter 2011

Issue 5, Summer 2010

Issue 4, Fall 2009

Issue 3, Winter 2009

Issue 2, Winter 2008

Issue 1, Fall 2007




Past Speaker Series Participants:

Winter 2015

  • Friday, February 27: "Reel around the Fountain: Cruising 'The Village', Policing Public Sex," Michael Jackman (ISER post-doctoral fellow)
  • Friday, March 6: "The Way Home: Protracted Displacement and Return," Djordje Stefanovic (Department of Sociology and Criminology, St. Mary's University)
  • Tuesday, April 28: "Last Days in Vietnam". Film Screening. (co-sponsored by Avalon Woodturners Guild)

Fall 2014

  • Tuesday, September 23: "Building an Institutional Memory: Memorial University’s Department of Sociology," Stephen Riggins, Sociology, MUN
  • Wednesday, October 15: "Public Mourning, The Nation, and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings," Kip Pegley, School of Music, Queen’s University
  • Tuesday, November 25: "Mobility Practices and Gender Contracts: Changes in Gender Relations in Fishery-Related Areas of Norway’s High North," Siri Gerrard (Department of Sociology, Political Science and Planning and the Centre for Women and Gender Studies UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

Winter 2014

  • Dr. Michael Haan (Sociology & Economics, University of New Brunswick) "The On the Move Partnership: Studying Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context" (March 19, 2014, with Dr. Barb Neis, co-sponsored by On the Move Partnership)
  • Dr. Peter Baehr (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) "Four Modes of Exposure: A Social and Political Enquiry" (April 11, 2014)
  • Dr. Tannis Atkinson (OISE, University of Toronto) "Active labour market policies meet pastoral power: The case of adult literacy work in Ontario" (April 3, 2014, co-sponsored by Department of Gender Studies)
  • Dr. Neil McLaughlin (Sociology, McMaster University) "Does Writing to the Public Damage Academic Reputations? Case Studies from the US in the 50s, and Canada Today" (February 21, 2014)

Summer 2014

  • Drs. George and Sharon Gmelch University of San Francisco) "Irish Travellers: Nomads No More" (June 10, 2014, co-sponsored by On the Move Partnership)

Fall 2013

  • Dr. Alan Hall (Sociology, MUN) "Precarious Workers Taking Risks: Hegemony in a Neoliberal World" (November 13, 2013)



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