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Sociology & Legal Studies
SJU has made its reputation over the years mainly through the excellence of its teaching. However, its contribution to the University of Waterloo and to higher learning in general also takes the form of strong scholarship and original research. Without this on-going work, university teaching at SJU would be less rich and meaningful than it is.
Within the department of Sociology & Legal Studies, some of the research areas include, but are not limited to:
Contemporary and Classical Theory and Methodology
The Culture of Cities: Dublin, Montreal, Toronto
City Life and Well Being: The Grey Zone of Health and Illness
Theorizing Community and the Urban-Rural Discourse
Sociology of the Family (Parent/Child relations)
Ancient Athens (Homer, Sophocles, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle)
Criminal and civil law with a focus on women and domestic violence
Criminal law defences including automatism, duress, necessity
Please click on the names to the left to see individual research profiles and sample the recent and current research activities of SJU faculty.