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.

We also share a strong commitment to critical scholarship that is engaged with real world issues of power and inequality. Many of our faculty work with government and non-government agencies and community groups, providing social analysis and expertise.

While we work on a broad range of topics in many geographical areas, our department has three concentrations of research expertise.

These three areas are designed to be inclusive and dynamic. They shape our curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  

Look up faculty members' research interests.

Discover the SOSA minors in our areas.