Meet MA student Navjotpal Kaur


Navjotpal (Nav) Kaur is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at Memorial. She came to Memorial for her PhD from Punjab, India. Her research interests are men and masculinities, international migration, caste, deviance, and gender. Nav is an amateur photographer and a visual sociologist – she uses pictures as methodological tools for her doctoral research. A collection of her photographs was displayed at an exhibition at QEII Library from Jan 2019-Apr 2019. Some of her photographs were also published in Sociology on the Rock, the departmental newsletter of Sociology. Read more about her here.


Meet Eric Tenkorang

Dr. Eric Y. Tenkorang is Associate Professor of Sociology, cross-appointed to the Division of Community Health and Humanities at Memorial University. 

His research "grows out of an interest in bringing equity and social justice to marginalized and vulnerable populations of which women, youth, victims of violence and HIV positive persons are a significant part."

Discover more about Dr. Tenkorang's research here.


"Essential" support

Congratulations to sociologist Rose Ricciardelli who has received funding for SEVEN projects she’s associated from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to help advance research on post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) in public safety personnel. 

Read more about this amazing achievement in the Gazette.



MUN Sociology welcomes new faculty member

The Department of Sociology is pleased to welcome Dr. Allyson Stokes as our newest faculty member from July 2018. Dr. Stokes' specializations include work and labour markets, culture, creativity, social inequality, theory, and qualitative methods.


Big questions

Memorial University sociologist Dr. Barbara Neis has spearheaded a project asking the audacious question of what a post-oil dependent Newfoundland and Labrador looks like.  More details on Asking the Big Questions: Reflections on a Sustainable, Post Oil-dependent Newfoundland and Labrador in the Gazette.



Strange bedfellows

For those living in the North Atlantic region — such as Newfoundland and Labrador, Scotland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland — oil and tourism often share social and ecological space, but rarely cultural or political space.

Sociologist Dr. Mark Stoddard is interested in when and how contact points emerge.  Read more in the Gazette.




Research Video with BA student Kelsea Perry

Kelsea graduated this past May with a B.A. (Honours) in Sociology, a minor in Law & Society and a certificate in Criminology. Kelsea is doing qualitative research geared towards identifying the ways correctional officers in provincial prisons value and use their communication skills when working with youth prisoners.