Student Webinar Series

Upcoming Student Webinars

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Canadian Sociological Association Webinars
(This includes this series of webinars as well as those organized by the CSA-SCS Executive Committee, other Subcommittees, and Research Clusters)

Students have expressed a need for more guidance about how to navigate both academic and non-academic career paths. To help address this need, the Canadian Sociological Association’s Student Concerns Subcommittee has organized a professional development webinar series for students.  Each webinar will feature a guest speaker, either an academic or practitioner, and will focus on a different aspect of professional development.

Professional development is integral to strengthening students’ transferable skills and their understanding of how the core competencies of the discipline can be used in both academic and non-academic settings.  Students enter graduate programs with varying levels of information and awareness of the importance of such knowledge, and access to professional development resources also varies by institution, department, and individual supervisors.  Discipline-specific information and perspectives from sociologists at different institutions/in different settings may provide new and valuable insights for all students.

These webinars are meant to be interactive, so they will feature both a presentation from the guest speaker as well as an open Q&A period.

Please contact the Student Concerns Subcommittee for more information.

Upcoming Webinars: 2020-2021

Publishing & Public Sociology

Date: April 21, 2021

2:00pm – 3:30pm PT / 3:00pm – 4:30pm MT / 4:00pm – 5:30pm CT / 5:00pm – 6:30pm ET / 6:00pm – 7:30pm AT / 6:30pm – 8:00pm NT


Publishing is consistently recognized as the “universal currency” of academia, but the process behind the product remains unclear for many graduate students. At the same time, growing awareness about the importance of sharing scholarly outputs with the wider public has also left students with many questions about how to create and disseminate socially engaging and accessible knowledge. During this webinar, panelists will discuss how graduate students should approach the publishing process, followed by a discussion about how to write and share research with broader audiences.


Dr. Pallavi Banerjee, University of Calgary

Dr. Pallavi Banerjee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary since 2015.  Before this she was a postdoctoral fellow at the sociology department at Vanderbilt University.  She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois, Chicago in December of 2012. Her research interests are situated at the intersections of sociology of immigration, gender, unpaid and paid labour, intersectionality, transnationalism, minority families and the Global South. Her forthcoming book entitled, Dismantling Dependence:  Gendered Migrations, Indian High-Skilled Immigrant Families and the Visa Regime forthcoming, NYU Press explores how the immigration and visa regimes of United States affect immigrant families of Indian professional workers in the U.S.

Dr. Karen Stanbridge, Memorial University

Dr. Karen Stanbridge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University. She is a political sociologist who writes about nationalism, the state, and social movements. She is the Managing Editor of the Canadian Review of Sociology, and producer and host of CRStal Radio, the podcast of the CRS.


Dr. Howard Ramos, University of Western Ontario

Dr. Howard Ramos is Chair of the Department of Sociology at Western University. He is a political sociologist who investigates issues of social justice and equity. He has published on social movements, human rights, Indigenous mobilization, environmental advocacy, ethnicity, race, and Atlantic Canada. He also is former President of the Canadian Sociology Association.