Program Committee

As the Canadian Sociological Association Conference (CSA) continues to grow in size and scope, the Executive Committee has approved the implementation of a formal Program Committee.  This committee will determine the theme of the Conference, oversee the adjudication of session proposals, and organize invited panels and keynote speakers.

The committee is chaired by the President and include the President-Elect, the Executive Director, and three to four Association members appointed by the President and approved by the Executive Committee. The President has endeavoured to assemble a program committee that accounts for equity, inclusion, and diversity, and has a breadth of substantive expertise across subfields of sociology.

2021 Conference Program Committee

Xiaobei Chen, Carleton University, Program Committee Chair

  • Expertise in citizenship, governance, identity, culture, social theory, race and ethnicity
  • Qualitative, comparative-historical methodologies

Abdie Kazemipur, University of Calgary

  • CSA President-Elect
  • Expertise in ethnicity, immigration, religion, and Middle-East
  • Fluent in English and Persian

Tina Fetner, McMaster University

  • CSA Past President
  • Expertise in sexuality, gender, political sociology, social movements
  • Quantitative, qualitative, and comparative-historical methodologies

Rima Wilkes, University of British Columbia

  • CSA Decolonization Subcommittee Rep
  • Expertise in political sociology and social movements, race, ethnicity and indigeneity

Rob Henry, University of Saskatchewan

  • CSA Equity Subcommittee Rep
  • Expertise in Indigenous studies, Indigenous street lifestyles, Indigenous masculinities, decolonial and anti-oppressive theories, Indigenous lifeworlds
  • Qualitative community-engaged Indigenous research methodologies and visual research

Alana Butler, Queen’s University

  • Expertise in sociology of education, socio-economic and racial inequalities in schooling
  • Qualitative methodologies

Sophie Mathieu, Université Téluq

  • Expertise in critical sociology of family, social policy, parental leave, child care
  • Comparative policy analysis
  • Fluent in English and French

Howard Ramos, Western University

  • Expertise in political sociology, social movements, immigration, racial inequalities
  • Quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Fluent in English and French