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.