Dalhousie’s Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology offers a unique program of research and teaching that is interdisciplinary, comparative, and critically engaged. We draw on the strengths of our two disciplines – sociology and social anthropology – by recognizing their distinct intellectual and methodological heritages.

Recent publications

Get a sense of the scope of our current departmental research by reading recently published faculty work and student theses. 

Research activity

Our three concentrations of research expertise: Critical Health Studies; Economy, Work, and Development; and Social Justice and Inequality are designed to be inclusive and dynamic. Our affiliated research centres expand upon our concentrations and allow for more in-depth research in these specific areas.

Affiliated research centres

SOSA faculty members work with affiliated research centres that offer various lectures, workshops, and research opportunities.

Research awards and department news

Keep up to date on the latest events and accomplishments within the department.