Graduate Supervision 

If you are interested in working under my supervision, please feel free to contact me directly by e-mail. When you initially write to me, however, please be sure to provide all of the following information:

1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
2. Copies of your academic transcripts (unofficial copies are fine).
3. If English is not your first language: a recent TOEFL score.
4. A one-page research proposal indicating the type of work that you would like to do.
5. If you want to apply for the Ph.D. program, include an abstract of your Master’s thesis.
6. An indication of whether or not you require financial support for your studies.
7. An indication of whether or not you have already applied for admission in the department.

Please ensure that your name appears somewhere on each page of the materials that you send to me (preferably at the top of each page). You should use PDF or WORD format for all electronic documents. Do not use HTML format. See contact information here.

For more information about graduate studies at the University of Victoria, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The application process for new students can be completed online.

Undergraduate Courses:

SOC 382 – Sociology of Sexuality

Units: 1.5 Hours: 3

Examination of sociological, theoretical and historical perspectives on sexualities. Topics may include medicalization of sexualities; research methods in the study of sexualities; sexualities of children and teens; heterosexualities; lesbian, gay and queer sexualities; bisexualities, asexualities, pansexualities, and polyamoury; trans sexualities; sexually transmitted infections; consent; sex for sale; sex positivity. Intersections between sexualities and other forms of social inequalities will be considered.

SOCI 281 recommended prior to SOCI 382. Recommended prior to SOCI 435.

Undergraduate course in Sociology offered by the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

SOCI 435 (Spring) – Issues in Gender, Sexual and Trans Communities

This three-hour seminar will explore trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit lives and related social issues. Some of what we consider may include: experiences of gender variant people in other times and places; some of the challenges faced by trans, non-binary, and Two- Spirit people today in terms of access to health care and legal recognition; issues related to transition for children, youth, and adults; sexualities; challenges faced in families of origin and families created; the treatment of trans people in the media; and trans activism.

May be taken more than once for credit in different topics to a maximum of 3 units.

Minimum third-year standing; and
declared Honours or Major in Sociology; or
permission of the department.

SOCI 281 and/or SOCI 382 recommended prior to SOCI 435.
Undergraduate course in Sociology offered by the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.