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Lorna Weir

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Department of Sociology

Professor
YUFA Equity Officer
Adjunct Professor, Bloombery School of Medicine, University of Toronto

Office: Founders College, 310
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 33198
Email: lweir@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://yorku.academia.edu/LornaWeir


Lorna Weir is Professor of Sociology at York University (Toronto). She specializes in health and social theory. Her books include Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics: On the Threshold of the Living Subject (Routledge 2006) and Global Public Health Vigilance: Creating a World on Alert (Routledge 2010, Lorna Weir and Eric Mykhalovskiy). Her current research is on biopolitics, technology and the proper (with an empirical focus on the integration of security into genomics) and sacrifice in biopolitics.

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Degrees

Ph.D., York University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

YUFA Equity Officer Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Feral Feminisms (an inter-media, peer-reviewed, open access journal), 2013 - Editorial Consultant, Feminist Studies (University of Maryland), 1996 –

Research Interests

Sociology , Health, Social Theory, Science and Technology Studies, Feminist Theory; Sexuality and Human Reproduction; Government and Textuality; Sociology of Language., Health and illness, social theoyr, science and technology studies

Current Research Projects

Biosecurity and Genomics

    Summary:

    1. I am continuing with my research and writing trajectory on biosecurity and genomics, projecting 2 articles during 2015 on synthetic biology and classified scientific research.

    See more
    Role: PI

Biopolitics and Negative Power

    Summary:

    In Fall-Winter 2014-2015 my focus is on social theory and biopolitics, exploring negative power and sacrificial practices.

    See more
Normalisation Now

    Summary:

    I am putting together a collaborative project on contemporary techniques of normalization, with funding applications in Fall 2015.

    See more
Books

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna and Eric Mykhalovskiy (2010) Global Public Health Vigilance: Creating a World on Alert. New York: Routledge. Series: Science, Technology and Society.

2010

Weir, Lorna (2006) Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics: On the Threshold of the Living Subject. Series: Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism. London and New York: Routledge.

2006

Weir, Lorna ed. (1997) Governing Medically Assisted Human Reproduction. Toronto: Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto

1997

Richer, Stephen and Lorna Weir eds. (1995) Beyond Political Correctness: The Future of the Canadian Academy, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

1995

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna (2014)“Inventing Global Public Health Security,” in Simon Rushton and Jeremy Youde eds., The Routledge Handbook of Health Security. London: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415645478/

2014

Weir, Lorna and Jasmin Habib (2006), “A Critical Feminist Analysis of The Report of the Canadian Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies." In Pat Armstrong and M. Patricia Connelly eds., Feminism, Political Economy and the State (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press): 327-343. Reprint of article with same title in Studies in Political Economy 1997 (52): 137-154.

2006

Weir, Lorna and Eric Mykhalovskiy (2006) “The Geopolitics of Global Public Health Surveillance in the Twenty- First Century,” in Alison Bashford ed., Medicine at the Border: Disease, Globalization and Security, 1850 to the Present. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 240-263. (co-authored)

2006

Weir, Lorna (1998) "Pregnancy Ultrasound in Maternal Discourse," in Margrit Shildrick and Janet Price eds., Vital Signs: Feminist Reconfigurations of the Bio/Logical. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press: 78-103

1998

O’Brien, Carol-Anne and Weir, Lorna (1995) "Lesbians and Gay Men Inside and Outside Families," in Ann Duffy and Nancy Mandell (eds.), Reconstructing Canadian Families. Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1995: 111-140

1995

Weir, Lorna (1995) "PC Then and Now: Resignifying Political Correctness," in Stephen Richer and Lorna Weir (eds.), Beyond Political Correctness: The Future of the Canadian Academy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 51-87.

1995

Richer, Stephen and Lorna Weir (1995) "Political Correctness and the Inclusive University”, in Stephen Richer and Lorna Weir (eds.), Beyond Political Correctness: The Future of the Canadian Academy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 3-20

1995

Weir, Lorna and Leo Casey (1990) "Subverting Power in Sexuality," In Karen V. Hansen and Ilene Philipson (eds.), Women, Class, and the Feminist Imagination. Philadelphia: Temple University Press: 460-475.

1990

Weir, Lorna (1987) "Socialist Feminism and the Politics of Sexuality," in Heather Jon Maroney and Meg Luxton (eds.), Women's Work, Women's Struggles: Feminism and Political Economy. Toronto: Methuen: 69-84

1987

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna (2013) “Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death”. Canadian Journal of Sociology 38 (3): 413-416. (Patricia Tincineto Clough and Craig Willse eds., Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death

2013

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna (2013) “Roberto Esposito’s Political Philosophy of the Gift.” Angelaki 18(3): 155-167.

2013

Cattapan, Alana, Margrit Eichler and Lorna Weir (2013) “The Governance Gap in Assisted Human Reproduction.” CWHN Network Magazine. Available at: http://www.cwhn.ca/en/network/thegovernancegap

2013

Selgelid, Michael and Lorna Weir (2010) "The Mousepox Experience: An Interview with Ron Jackson and Ian Ramshaw on Dual-Use Research," EMBO Reports 11 (1): 1-7.

2010

Weir, Lorna and Michael Selgelid (2009) "Professionalization as a Governance Strategy for Synthetic Biology," Systems and Synthetic Biology. Special issue on Societal Issues pertaining to Synthetic Biology. 3(1-4), December: 91-97. DOI 10.1007/s11693-009-9037-4.

2009

Singer, Brian and Lorna Weir (2008) “Sovereignty, Governance and the Political,” Thesis 11 94 (August): 49-71. (co-authored)

2008

Weir, Lorna (2008) “The Concept of Truth Regime,” Canadian Journal of Sociology 33 (2): 367-389. (co-authored)

2008

Singer, Brian and Lorna Weir (2007) “Politics and Sovereign Power: Considerations on Foucault,” European Journal of Social Theory 9 (4): 443-465 (co-authored).

2007

Weir, Lorna (2006) “Folgen des Risikofaktors,” Deutsche Hebammenzeitscrift 5: 53-56 (translation)

2006

Mykhalovskiy, Eric and Lorna Weir (2006) “The Global Public Health Intelligence Network and Early Warning Outbreak Detection: A Canadian Contribution to Global Health," Canadian Journal of Public Health 97 (1) Global Health Issue: 42-44. (co-authored)

2006

Curtis, Bruce and Lorna Weir (2005) “Crisis Talk: Comments on McLaughlin's “Canada's Impossible Science”,” Canadian Journal of Sociology. 30.4, Fall: 503-11. (co-authored)

2005

Mykhalovskiy, Eric and Lorna Weir (2004) “The Problem of Evidence-Based Medicine: Directions for Social Science,” Social Science and Medicine 59 (5): 1059-1069. (co-authored)

2004

Weir, Lorna and Bruce Curtis (2003) “Reply to O’Malley and Hunt,” Society/Société 27 (2), 2003: 91-95.

2003

Curtis, Bruce and Lorna Weir (2002) “The Succession Question in English Canadian Sociology,” Society/Société 26 (3): 3-13. (co-authored)

2002

Weir, Lorna (1998) "Cultural Intertexts and Scientific Rationality: The Case of Pregnancy Ultrasound," Economy and Society 27 (2&3): 249-258

1998

O'Malley, Pat, Lorna Weir, Clifford Shearing (1997) "Governmentality, Criticism, Politics," Economy and Society Fall 26 (4): 501-517.

1997

Weir, Lorna and Jasmin Habib (1997) “A Critical Feminist Analysis of The Report of the Canadian Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies," Studies in Political Economy 1997 (52): 137-154 (with Jasmin Habib as second author). Reprinted with same title in Pat Armstrong and M. Patricia Connelly, eds. (1999) Feminism, Political Economy and the State: Contested Terrain (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press): 327-343.

1997

Valverde, Mariana and Lorna Weir (1997) "Regulating New Reproductive and Genetic Technologies: A Feminist View of Recent Canadian Government Initiatives," Feminist Studies 23(1), Spring: 419-423

1997

Weir, Lorna (1996) "Recent Developments in the Government of Pregnancy," Economy and Society 25(3): 372-392

1996

Weir, Lorna (1995) "Social Movement Activism in the Formation of Ontario New Democratic Party Policy on Abortion, 1982-1984," Labour/Le travail 35, Spring: 163-193.

1995

Weir, Lorna (1995) “Contacts between Richard Maurice Bucke and Edward Carpenter: Cosmic Consciousness and the Love of Comrades," Journal of Canadian Studies 30 (2): 39-57

1995

Weir, Lorna (1995) “George Smith, 1935-1994," Centre/Fold 8, Spring: 5-6.

1995

Weir, Lorna (1994) "Left Popular Politics in Canadian Feminist Abortion Organizing, 1982-1991," Feminist Studies 20 (2), Summer: 249-274

1994

Weir, Lorna (1993) "The Wanderings of the Linguistic Turn in Anglophone Historical Writing,” Journal of Historical Sociology 6 (2), June: 227-245

1993

Weir, Lorna (1993) "Limitations of New Social Movement Analysis," Studies in Political Economy 40, Spring: 73-102.

1993

Weir, Lorna (1991) “Anti-Racist Feminist Pedagogy: Self Observed,” Resources for Feminist Research 20 (3/4, Fall-Winter): 19-26

1991

Valverde, Mariana and Lorna Weir (1988) “The Struggles of the Immoral: Preliminary Remarks on Moral Regulation,” Resources for Feminist Research 17 (3), Sept.: 31-34 (co-authored). Reprinted in Amanda Glasbeck ed., (2006) Moral Regulation and Governance in Canada (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press): 75-84.

1988

Weir, Lorna (1987) "Women and the State," Feminist Review 26, July: 93-104

1987

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna (2012) "Comments on "Give and Take? Human Bodies in Medicine and Research." Consultation Papers, Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Available at Website of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (Oxford, UK). Available at http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/sites/default/files/files/Lorna%20Weir,%20Professor%20of%20Sociology%20and%20Health,%20York%20University,%20Toronto,%20Canada.pdf

2012

Weir, Lorna (1994) An Analysis of Proceed with Care: The Report of the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. Ottawa: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

1994

Weir, Lorna (1991) Brief to the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. Ottawa: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

1991

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Miller, Fiona, Lorna Weir, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Patricia Lee and Sari Tudiver eds. (2000) The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health. National Network on Environments and Women’s Health (Health Canada Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health), Working Paper Series, September, York University. Currently available online at www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/full-doc-2.pdf (209 pages). (Accessed May 2008)

2000

Creative Works

Publication
Year

"Rising Up Strong: Women in the 1980's." Two 30-minute videotapes produced and directed with Professor Linda Briskin (Faculty of Social Sciences, York University).


Approach to Teaching


I enjoy classrooms characterized by high quality, engaged dialogue when students listen to each other. My courses are designed to include short formal lectures followed by classroom discussion, returning again to the same dyadic pattern. Much of the course design focuses on social processes with which students are familiar, analyzing that experience through sociological concepts and arguments to higher levels of theoretical abstraction. My students tell me that they can see in their daily lives the social processes we study in class together. This is a critical sociology that begins with but goes beyond experience.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/SOCI4310 3.0 A Culture, Health and Power BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/SOCI3040 3.0 M Advanced Sociological Theory LECT
Winter 2021 GS/SOCI6810 3.0 M Topics in Biopolitics SEMR


Lorna Weir is Professor of Sociology at York University (Toronto). She specializes in health and social theory. Her books include Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics: On the Threshold of the Living Subject (Routledge 2006) and Global Public Health Vigilance: Creating a World on Alert (Routledge 2010, Lorna Weir and Eric Mykhalovskiy). Her current research is on biopolitics, technology and the proper (with an empirical focus on the integration of security into genomics) and sacrifice in biopolitics.

Degrees

Ph.D., York University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

YUFA Equity Officer Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Feral Feminisms (an inter-media, peer-reviewed, open access journal), 2013 - Editorial Consultant, Feminist Studies (University of Maryland), 1996 –

Research Interests

Sociology , Health, Social Theory, Science and Technology Studies, Feminist Theory; Sexuality and Human Reproduction; Government and Textuality; Sociology of Language., Health and illness, social theoyr, science and technology studies

Current Research Projects

Biosecurity and Genomics

    Summary:

    1. I am continuing with my research and writing trajectory on biosecurity and genomics, projecting 2 articles during 2015 on synthetic biology and classified scientific research.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: PI

Biopolitics and Negative Power

    Summary:

    In Fall-Winter 2014-2015 my focus is on social theory and biopolitics, exploring negative power and sacrificial practices.

    Project Type: Self-Funded
Normalisation Now

    Summary:

    I am putting together a collaborative project on contemporary techniques of normalization, with funding applications in Fall 2015.

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna (2014)“Inventing Global Public Health Security,” in Simon Rushton and Jeremy Youde eds., The Routledge Handbook of Health Security. London: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415645478/

2014

Weir, Lorna and Jasmin Habib (2006), “A Critical Feminist Analysis of The Report of the Canadian Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies." In Pat Armstrong and M. Patricia Connelly eds., Feminism, Political Economy and the State (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press): 327-343. Reprint of article with same title in Studies in Political Economy 1997 (52): 137-154.

2006

Weir, Lorna and Eric Mykhalovskiy (2006) “The Geopolitics of Global Public Health Surveillance in the Twenty- First Century,” in Alison Bashford ed., Medicine at the Border: Disease, Globalization and Security, 1850 to the Present. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 240-263. (co-authored)

2006

Weir, Lorna (1998) "Pregnancy Ultrasound in Maternal Discourse," in Margrit Shildrick and Janet Price eds., Vital Signs: Feminist Reconfigurations of the Bio/Logical. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press: 78-103

1998

O’Brien, Carol-Anne and Weir, Lorna (1995) "Lesbians and Gay Men Inside and Outside Families," in Ann Duffy and Nancy Mandell (eds.), Reconstructing Canadian Families. Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1995: 111-140

1995

Weir, Lorna (1995) "PC Then and Now: Resignifying Political Correctness," in Stephen Richer and Lorna Weir (eds.), Beyond Political Correctness: The Future of the Canadian Academy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 51-87.

1995

Richer, Stephen and Lorna Weir (1995) "Political Correctness and the Inclusive University”, in Stephen Richer and Lorna Weir (eds.), Beyond Political Correctness: The Future of the Canadian Academy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 3-20

1995

Weir, Lorna and Leo Casey (1990) "Subverting Power in Sexuality," In Karen V. Hansen and Ilene Philipson (eds.), Women, Class, and the Feminist Imagination. Philadelphia: Temple University Press: 460-475.

1990

Weir, Lorna (1987) "Socialist Feminism and the Politics of Sexuality," in Heather Jon Maroney and Meg Luxton (eds.), Women's Work, Women's Struggles: Feminism and Political Economy. Toronto: Methuen: 69-84

1987

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna (2013) “Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death”. Canadian Journal of Sociology 38 (3): 413-416. (Patricia Tincineto Clough and Craig Willse eds., Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death

2013

Books

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna and Eric Mykhalovskiy (2010) Global Public Health Vigilance: Creating a World on Alert. New York: Routledge. Series: Science, Technology and Society.

2010

Weir, Lorna (2006) Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics: On the Threshold of the Living Subject. Series: Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism. London and New York: Routledge.

2006

Weir, Lorna ed. (1997) Governing Medically Assisted Human Reproduction. Toronto: Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto

1997

Richer, Stephen and Lorna Weir eds. (1995) Beyond Political Correctness: The Future of the Canadian Academy, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

1995

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna (2013) “Roberto Esposito’s Political Philosophy of the Gift.” Angelaki 18(3): 155-167.

2013

Cattapan, Alana, Margrit Eichler and Lorna Weir (2013) “The Governance Gap in Assisted Human Reproduction.” CWHN Network Magazine. Available at: http://www.cwhn.ca/en/network/thegovernancegap

2013

Selgelid, Michael and Lorna Weir (2010) "The Mousepox Experience: An Interview with Ron Jackson and Ian Ramshaw on Dual-Use Research," EMBO Reports 11 (1): 1-7.

2010

Weir, Lorna and Michael Selgelid (2009) "Professionalization as a Governance Strategy for Synthetic Biology," Systems and Synthetic Biology. Special issue on Societal Issues pertaining to Synthetic Biology. 3(1-4), December: 91-97. DOI 10.1007/s11693-009-9037-4.

2009

Singer, Brian and Lorna Weir (2008) “Sovereignty, Governance and the Political,” Thesis 11 94 (August): 49-71. (co-authored)

2008

Weir, Lorna (2008) “The Concept of Truth Regime,” Canadian Journal of Sociology 33 (2): 367-389. (co-authored)

2008

Singer, Brian and Lorna Weir (2007) “Politics and Sovereign Power: Considerations on Foucault,” European Journal of Social Theory 9 (4): 443-465 (co-authored).

2007

Weir, Lorna (2006) “Folgen des Risikofaktors,” Deutsche Hebammenzeitscrift 5: 53-56 (translation)

2006

Mykhalovskiy, Eric and Lorna Weir (2006) “The Global Public Health Intelligence Network and Early Warning Outbreak Detection: A Canadian Contribution to Global Health," Canadian Journal of Public Health 97 (1) Global Health Issue: 42-44. (co-authored)

2006

Curtis, Bruce and Lorna Weir (2005) “Crisis Talk: Comments on McLaughlin's “Canada's Impossible Science”,” Canadian Journal of Sociology. 30.4, Fall: 503-11. (co-authored)

2005

Mykhalovskiy, Eric and Lorna Weir (2004) “The Problem of Evidence-Based Medicine: Directions for Social Science,” Social Science and Medicine 59 (5): 1059-1069. (co-authored)

2004

Weir, Lorna and Bruce Curtis (2003) “Reply to O’Malley and Hunt,” Society/Société 27 (2), 2003: 91-95.

2003

Curtis, Bruce and Lorna Weir (2002) “The Succession Question in English Canadian Sociology,” Society/Société 26 (3): 3-13. (co-authored)

2002

Weir, Lorna (1998) "Cultural Intertexts and Scientific Rationality: The Case of Pregnancy Ultrasound," Economy and Society 27 (2&3): 249-258

1998

O'Malley, Pat, Lorna Weir, Clifford Shearing (1997) "Governmentality, Criticism, Politics," Economy and Society Fall 26 (4): 501-517.

1997

Weir, Lorna and Jasmin Habib (1997) “A Critical Feminist Analysis of The Report of the Canadian Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies," Studies in Political Economy 1997 (52): 137-154 (with Jasmin Habib as second author). Reprinted with same title in Pat Armstrong and M. Patricia Connelly, eds. (1999) Feminism, Political Economy and the State: Contested Terrain (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press): 327-343.

1997

Valverde, Mariana and Lorna Weir (1997) "Regulating New Reproductive and Genetic Technologies: A Feminist View of Recent Canadian Government Initiatives," Feminist Studies 23(1), Spring: 419-423

1997

Weir, Lorna (1996) "Recent Developments in the Government of Pregnancy," Economy and Society 25(3): 372-392

1996

Weir, Lorna (1995) "Social Movement Activism in the Formation of Ontario New Democratic Party Policy on Abortion, 1982-1984," Labour/Le travail 35, Spring: 163-193.

1995

Weir, Lorna (1995) “Contacts between Richard Maurice Bucke and Edward Carpenter: Cosmic Consciousness and the Love of Comrades," Journal of Canadian Studies 30 (2): 39-57

1995

Weir, Lorna (1995) “George Smith, 1935-1994," Centre/Fold 8, Spring: 5-6.

1995

Weir, Lorna (1994) "Left Popular Politics in Canadian Feminist Abortion Organizing, 1982-1991," Feminist Studies 20 (2), Summer: 249-274

1994

Weir, Lorna (1993) "The Wanderings of the Linguistic Turn in Anglophone Historical Writing,” Journal of Historical Sociology 6 (2), June: 227-245

1993

Weir, Lorna (1993) "Limitations of New Social Movement Analysis," Studies in Political Economy 40, Spring: 73-102.

1993

Weir, Lorna (1991) “Anti-Racist Feminist Pedagogy: Self Observed,” Resources for Feminist Research 20 (3/4, Fall-Winter): 19-26

1991

Valverde, Mariana and Lorna Weir (1988) “The Struggles of the Immoral: Preliminary Remarks on Moral Regulation,” Resources for Feminist Research 17 (3), Sept.: 31-34 (co-authored). Reprinted in Amanda Glasbeck ed., (2006) Moral Regulation and Governance in Canada (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press): 75-84.

1988

Weir, Lorna (1987) "Women and the State," Feminist Review 26, July: 93-104

1987

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

Weir, Lorna (2012) "Comments on "Give and Take? Human Bodies in Medicine and Research." Consultation Papers, Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Available at Website of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (Oxford, UK). Available at http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/sites/default/files/files/Lorna%20Weir,%20Professor%20of%20Sociology%20and%20Health,%20York%20University,%20Toronto,%20Canada.pdf

2012

Weir, Lorna (1994) An Analysis of Proceed with Care: The Report of the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. Ottawa: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

1994

Weir, Lorna (1991) Brief to the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. Ottawa: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

1991

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Miller, Fiona, Lorna Weir, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Patricia Lee and Sari Tudiver eds. (2000) The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health. National Network on Environments and Women’s Health (Health Canada Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health), Working Paper Series, September, York University. Currently available online at www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/full-doc-2.pdf (209 pages). (Accessed May 2008)

2000

Creative Works

Publication
Year

"Rising Up Strong: Women in the 1980's." Two 30-minute videotapes produced and directed with Professor Linda Briskin (Faculty of Social Sciences, York University).


Approach to Teaching


I enjoy classrooms characterized by high quality, engaged dialogue when students listen to each other. My courses are designed to include short formal lectures followed by classroom discussion, returning again to the same dyadic pattern. Much of the course design focuses on social processes with which students are familiar, analyzing that experience through sociological concepts and arguments to higher levels of theoretical abstraction. My students tell me that they can see in their daily lives the social processes we study in class together. This is a critical sociology that begins with but goes beyond experience.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/SOCI4310 3.0 A Culture, Health and Power BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/SOCI3040 3.0 M Advanced Sociological Theory LECT
Winter 2021 GS/SOCI6810 3.0 M Topics in Biopolitics SEMR