About Us

Our research interests evolve around the question of how processes of human differentiation – race, class, gender, ability, national identity, citizenship status – emerge in a range of landscapes that include homes, streets, workplaces, and nations. We place strong emphasis on public policy, on the legal and legislative frameworks that enable social change, and on the cultural systems and practices through which normative frameworks for human actions and human relations are developed. We are particularly interested in the public negotiation of such issues. In addition to the large projects described on this site, we have a range of ongoing research projects, including graduate students thesis, set in towns and cities across Canada and internationally.