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.
Get a sense of the scope of our current departmental research by reading recently published faculty work and student theses.
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.
- Learn more about our research concentrations
- Discover how our students are involved in the community
Affiliated research centres
SOSA faculty members work with affiliated research centres that offer various lectures, workshops, and research opportunities.
- Atlantic Institute of Criminology
- Atlantic Research Data Centre (ARDC)
- James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies
Research awards and department news
Keep up to date on the latest events and accomplishments within the department.