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.

2020 Conference Program Committee

Tina Fetner, McMaster University, Program Committee Chair

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

Xiaobei Chen, Carleton University, President-elect

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

Jeff Denis, McMaster University, Decolonization Committee representative

  • Expertise in settler-Indigenous relations, interactive dimensions of racism, social psychology
  • Ethnography and qualitative methodologies

Weizhen Dong, University of Waterloo

  • Expertise in sociology of health, inequalities
  • Quantitative methodologies

Lesley Frank, Acadia University

  • Expertise in children/youth, sociology of food, poverty and food insecurity, social policy
  • Applied/policy sociology
  • Qualitative methodologies

Sophie Mathieu, Brock University

  • Expertise in critical sociology of family, social policy, parental leave, child care
  • Comparative policy analysis
  • Francophone sociologist

Howard Ramos, Dalhousie University

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