HONOURS THESES IN MAIN OFFICE

Most of these works are available in the office of the administrative assistant. (Nicholson Tower, Room 609)  Follow link for guidance with your own thesis.

2022

  • Mary Jane Kelly, Emergency Evacuation Sheltering for People Living with Disabilities in Nova Scotia: A Governmentality Analysis. (Aubrecht)
  • Jenny Li, Integrated Youth Mental Health Services: A Sociological Examination of Best Practices in a Canadian Context. (Aubrecht)
  • Lucas Middleton, How to Pitch the Canadian Tent: Ritual, Symbolic Power, and the (Re)making of the Canadian Nation Through National Parks. (Cormack)

2021

  • Anola Campbell, Understanding the Experiences of University Students with Learning Disabilities in Navigating Educational Success. (Aubrecht)
  • Paige Cummings, Can She Really Have It All? The Motherhood Penalty and COVID-19. (Garrod)
  • Andreína Márquez de la Plata Gregor, "An extra five or ten minutes...It's all they want, it's all they need": Relational Understanding of Time in Long-Term Care. (Aubrecht)
  • Catherine Kennedy, Rest: Resistance and Wellness Under Late Capitalism: A Critical Phenomenology. (Chisholm)
  • Bailey Randall, Still Water Runs Deep: Fly-Fishing, Local Knowledge and Watershed Management. (Verberg)
  • Samantha Smith, Social Enterprise Development for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: The Centrality of Community Support. (Aubrecht)

2020

  • David Elliot, The Schwarzenegger Conundrum: What Happens When AI and Politics Meet. (Bantjes)

2019

  • Robert Chatterton, Death of a Queer Nation: A Generational Comparison of Baby Boomers and Generation Z, (Cormack, Hurst)
  • Molly Mulcahy, “From Everywhere & Nowhere: Military Children Talking about Home”​ (Verberg).

2018

  • Zakariya Chatur, Both Citizen and Terrorist: A Thematic Analysis of Omar Khadr and Timothy McVeigh (Marmura)
  • Emma MacDonald, Participating in Vitality: All Our Relations (Chisholm)
  • Rachel Johns, “The World Needs Your Kid”: The Role of Education in the Current Climate Crisis (Chisholm)
  • Elizabeth McInnes, How to Create a Successful Conspiracy Theory (Marmura)
  • Evan Curley, Artistic Practice and the State in Rural Nova Scotia (Harling Stalker)

2017

  • Lauren Sieben, Putting the “Her” in Sportscast(h)er: Exploring the Contrast of Gender in Sports, (Phyne)
  • Michelle Annett, Out of the House and off to Neverland: Analyzing the Anticipatory Transitions Female Guardians Undergo as Their Children Move Away for Post-Secondary Education, (Harling Stalker)
  • Lindsay Johnstone, Being Invisible in a Visible World: Voices From Those Having Invisible Physical, (Chisholm)
  • Nicholas Favero, An Inquiry into the Condition of Class in the Neoliberal Era, (Bantjes)

2016

  • Laurenne Mercier, Look Out for Him, He’s a Hockey Player (Harling Stalker)
  • Jason Fitzpatrick, Restraints and Resistance: The Struggle Between NL, Universities and Student Activism (Bantjes)
  • Conor MacAdam, Never Run from Nothing but the Police: Neoliberalism, Selective Small Government, and the Collapse of the American Inner City (Marmura)
  • Emily MacEachern, Returning the Favour: Understanding the Effects of the Life Course on the Father-Son Relationship, Male Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease (Phyne)
  • Taylor DeCheif, The Contemporary Production of Death: The Emotional Exchange of Consumption (Cormack)
  • Dayna Barnes, Leaving Youth in a Boat Without a Paddle; The Impact Atlantic Rurality is Having on Youth

2015

  • Lukas Knopp, Agents of Chaos: Towards a Technological Ecology (Bantjes)
  • Jocelyn MacDonald, Don’t Kid Yourself, You’re Not That Generous - The Bread and Circuses of Charity
  • Jillisa-Mae Skinner, “Where do you tan?": The Dialectic of Biracialism (Lynes)
  • Hannah Davison, Conspicuous Busyness: The Privilege of Busyness in a Network Society (Mallory)
  • Audrey Michaud, Travel, Colonialism and Issues of Justice: Unpacking the Neo-Colonial Suitcase (Lynes)

2014

  • Megan Innes, Culture and OCD: A Sociological Insight into Obsession and Compulsion, (Olstead)
  • Cianna Dornan, "You just don't get it": The X-Ring as a symbol of Modernity, (Cormack)
  • Melissa Horsman, Sex, Spirit and St.FX: An Ethnographic Discussion of Student Attitudes Toward Collegiate Social Culture, (Cormack)
  • Natalie Cameron, Who Has The Power?; Constructing the Meaning and Definition of Older Adult Abuse, (Phyne)     

2013

  • Panteleimon (Peter) Karambelas, Strangers and Intimacy in the Age of Networking (Mallory)
  • Wan Li, Rethinking Cultural Imperialism: A Challenge to a New Era (Lynes)
  • Janelle M. MacDonnell, Redefining Childhood Obesity: Ending the Blame Game (Phyne)
  • Jill Matheson, "I'm the Father? D'oh!": Analyzing Modern Fatherhood in Animated Sitcoms (Olstead)
  • Wenfei Yu, The Valuing of Women: Nushu and the Administration of Women in China Today (Cormack)

2011

  • Samantha M. E. Leonard, "Some of the Best Times I'll Never Remember": The Culture of Drinking at a Small University (Harling Stalker)
  • James Alexander Trapnell Roddick, Discipline as Morality: Examining "Going to the Gym" as an Ethical Practice (Mallory)
  • Ellen Taylor, Erasing the Feminine: Men's Experience of Self in Initiation Rites (Olstead)

2010

  • Chantal Aucoin, Like Mother, Like Daughter?: The Intergenerational Transfer of Knowledge, Skills and Values Related to the Division and Completion of Housework (Verberg)
  • James Bray, Crude Reality: Contamination, Networking and Resistance in the Ecuadorian Amazon (Bantjes)
  • Janine DeLorey, Made from Scratch: Unalienated Cooking Labour in the Capitalist Context (Lynes)
  • Robert Joseph MacEachern, Mi’kmaq Moose (tia’m) Hunting (netukulit)and Community Relations (Bantjes)
  • Ashlie Redden, The war may be over but the battles have just begun: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Reports (Olstead)

2009

  • Alexandra (Xandi) Danielle Capistrano, The Measure of Success in First-Generation Canadians in the Arts (Harling Stalker)
  • Simon Taylor Coulombe, State of the Union: Marriage preparation as discourse of risk (MacDonald)
  • Kendra Gottschall, Parental Experiences of Educating Children with Disabilities (Harling Stalker)
  • Patricia Hoyland, Media and Moral Panic: The Social Construction of Paedophilia on Prime-Time Television (Olstead)
  • Lisa P. Rankin, Don't Rock the Boat: Power Relationships within the Lobster and Snowcrab Industries of Mabou, Nova Scotia (Phyne)
  • Jessica Ratushniak, The Photographic Self: Images as Altering our Consciousness (Lynes)
  • Elizabeth D. Robinson, Media Deviance, and the Construction of Youth: A Case Study of the Nunn Commission (Marmura)
  • Francois Sealy, Blood in the Machine: Configuring the Machinic and Organic Categories from the 18th to the 21st Century (Bantjes)

2008

  • Heather L. Capstick, Makeover Rescue!: Making Over the Makeover Literature (and Saving the Audience) (Cormack)
  • Judith M. Hines, Butch in the Streets, Femme in the Sheets: Analyzing Gender Roles in Lesbian Couples (Examining the L Word) (Gottschall)
  • Sarah K. Hughes, Femininity as a Commodity: A Qualitative Analysis of Feminine Gender Stereotypes and Expectations in Magazine Advertisments (Gottschall)
  • Melissa M. MacLean, Youth is Not a Crime: A Case Study of Skateboarding Activism in Moncton, New Brunswick (Verberg)
  • Holly Medieros, In Search of the Souls of StFX Folk: Living Under the Veil of Constructed Irrationality (Cormack)
  • Erin L. Murphy, The Diamond Right-hand Ring: Unearthing the Connection Between Commodities and Meaning (Phyne)
  • Erica H. Ward, To Elicit the Implicit: The Textual Construction of Blindness (MacDonald)

2007

  • Erin Draper, "Accessories Sold Separately": Fetishizing Barbie and a Deconstruction of the Secret Thereof (Gottschall)
  • Amy Gibbons, Gender Dynamics of Paying the Bill (Verberg)
  • Luke Leslie, A Problem of Discipline: A Sociological Analysis of Regulation of Student Behaviour at St. Francis Xavier University (Phyne)
  • Jan MacDougall, Managing Specificity: An Analysis of the Governance of Disability in the Public Education Systerm (Lynes)
  • Danielle Wiseman, "Identity Formation and the Commodity Form" or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blog (Cormack)
  • Ashley Young, Justifying Injustices: The Utility of Impoverishment (Lynes)

 

2006

  • Lenore Burke, Local Fishing for Global Markets: Herring Roe Production and Management in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and Implications of the Japanese Seafood Market (Phyne)
  • Jennifer Hines, Taking Money out of Their Pockets:  A Standpoint Feminist Analysis of Single Mothers’ Experience with the Employment Support and Income Assistance Program in Nova Scotia (Verberg)
  • Allison A. MacDonald, Wounded Workers: Narrating Injury in Everyday Life (Titchkosky)
  • Carly E. MacDonald, Body-Knowledge and Identity (Michalko)
  • Rebecca MacDonald, Racism in the Press: The Halifax Riots (Calliste)
  • Patrick B. McLane, Geeks and Sociology: The Reflexive Imagination (Cormack)
  • Jeanna Parsons, Searching for Revolutionary Consciousness: A Closer Look at the Role and Responsibility of the Intellectual within Society (Lynes)
  • Gordon L. K. Pease, A Voice from the Panopticon: A Sociological Narrative of Contemporary Surveillance in the Town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia (MacInnes)
  • Laurinda Tracey, Hot and Bothered: The Social Construction of Raunch Rap (Titchkosky)

2005

  • Katie M. Aubrecht, A Place for Possibility in the Demand for Difference: Examining Postcolonial Responses to Cultural Representations of Social Difference, (Lynes)
  • Jonathan Francis, Mistakes: A Narrative Re-Doing of Self, (Titchkosky)
  • Natalie Fraser, Consuming Nike: The Brand as an Extension of Commodity Fetishism, (Cormack)
  • Erin E. Hynes, Calling Inclusion to Question: Storying Disability, Children and Inclusion, (Titchkosky)
  • Sarah G. MacKinnon, No Means Maybe: How Sexual Dysfunction Drugs Re-Write Women's Sexuality, (Cormack)
  • Sandra P. MacRae, Call Centres: Where Do Youth Fit In? (MacInnes)
  • Caitlin Mulcahy, Organizing for Women-Centred Health Care in a Rural Catholic Community: How to ‘Push the Edge Without Going Over’, (Verberg)
  • Colleen Wall, The Intimacy of Coaching and the Coaching of Intimacy, (Michalko)

2004

  • Shana Coffin, A Reality Check: Exploring “Real” TV as Insight into the “Ordinary” or as a Dramatic Construction of ‘The Culture Industry’, (Lynes)
  • Mark MacIntyre, To Suppress or Shelter: A Sociological Examination of Young Offender Privacy and Confidentiality Legislation, (Davis)

 

2003

  • Barbara Barker, Manufacturing Consciousness: Consumer Identity in Contemporary Capitalist Economy, (Titchkosky)
  • Katherine Kennedy, More Tino Rangatiratanga for the Maori?: A Contemporary Analysis of Aboriginal Fishing Rights in Canada and New Zealand, (Phyne)
  • Sarah Kinnie, Understanding Relationships Between Scientists and Resource Users in Southeastern New Brunswick, (Phyne)
  • Krista LeVangie, Adolescent Women as Active Media Users: Resistance and Its Limitations, (MacDonald)
  • Elizabeth MacLean, Empowering Incarcerated Women with Holistic Measurements: The Ambiguity of Creating Choices, (Lynes)
  • Terri Pitts, The Vagina Dialogues: The (W)Hole Bloody Truth, (Michalko)

2002

  • Doyle, The Social Construction of Hazing, (Michalko)
  • Karla Henderson Carolyn, Which is More Heroic: The Princess or the Frog? Constructed Notions of Heroism in Literature Meant for Children, (Michalko)
  • Faith Scanlon, Herstory: Women, Welfare and Poverty in Canada, (MacInnes)
  • Donna Smith, Six Days at the Firehall: The Social Construction of Tragedy, (Titchkosky)

2001

  • Danielle Beaton, Talking About the Talk of Anorexia: A Sociological Analysis of Autobiographical Narratives (Cormack)
  • Christian Dare, Freakery3: Questioning the Construction of Disabled Women, (Titchkosky)
  • Angela Flemming, Reaching for the Brass Ring: The Consequences of Student Loan Debt (Jackson)
  • Kathy MacLellan, The Contemporary University: A Case Study of St. Francis Xavier University (Davis)
  • Lindsay McVicar, The Push to Know: Technology and the Discourse of Reproductive Certainty (Michalko)

2000

  • Joy Boyce, Alternatives to Incarceration: The study of Non-compliance and Discretionary Power (Lynes)
  • Andrew Davidson, The Transition of Political Values: Exploring the Role of Higher Education and Social Class Background (Verberg)
  • Meaghan Edwards, The Effect of the Devco Mine Closure on Families (Lynes)
  • Jan Murray, Perspectives on Victim Impact Statements: The Case of Northern Nova Scotia (Phyne)

1999

  • Kirk D. Bailey, Adjustment to Widowhood, Support Systems and Psychological Well-Being: A Study of Pictou County Widows (Jackson)
  • Wendy Chisholm, The Impact of Social Policy on Single Mothers: A Comparative Analysis of Pictou & Antigonish Counties (Phyne)
  • Alison Leslie Fisher, The Bride’s Day? A Post-Modern Analysis of Gendered Identities as Reflected in Women’s Discourse About their Wedding Day (Verberg)
  • Kelly L. Hannay, Post-Modernity to Virtual Modernity: A Theoretical Assessment of the Internet (Lynes)
  • Dennis Murphy-Odo, Looking through the Educational Lens: University Student’s Attitudes Towards Mental Illness (Jackson)

1998

  • Kristine M. Cameron, Mass Media Construction of Ideal Femininity: How Media Representations of Mother Teresa and Princess Diana Reflect Cultural Ideologies (Cormack)
  • Michelle Chisholm, The Impact of Court Decisions and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Police Activity (Phyne)
  • Christopher A. Cook, Social Correlates of Religiosity (Jackson)

1997

  • William Peter Gottschall, Men as Success Objects, Women as Sex Objects: A Content Analysis of Personal Ads. (Davis)
  • Tracey Marie MacMillan, The Overlooked Victim: Female Sexual Aggression and Violated Males (Lynes)
  • Tracey Lynn Pye, Gender and its Effects on Punitiveness (Jackson)
  • Alicia Van de Sande, Fear of Rape and Risk Awareness: Conceptualization and Measurement Issues (Verberg)

1996

  • Jennifer Ann Lavery, Racism in the Canadian Education System: The Experiences of Aboriginal and Black University Students Racism: Experiences of Aboriginal & Black University Students (Calliste)
  • M. Kathleen Lumsden, The Effect of Gender on Self-Esteem (Jackson)
  • Lendiwe MacDonald, Continuing Co-Operatives and Social Change (Jackson)
  • Tammy Nicole MacMillan, The "Cosmopolitan" Paradox: The Portrayal of Women's Self-defense Violence Against Women, and Male/Female Sexual Relationships (Verberg)
  • Shannon Francine MacNeil, Prison at Home: Electronic Monitoring & Corrections (Lynes)
  • Tanya Elizabeth Trussler, Women's Motivation and Commitment to the Anti-Uranium Mining Movement in Nova Scotia Women's Commitment to the Anti-Uranium Mining Movement in N.S. (Bantjes)
  • Dawn K. Whitty, Alcohol Consumption at St. F.X. University (Jackson)

1995

  • Myleta Rose Belleville, Talking Politics: Language and Gender (Verberg/MacInnes)
  • Trevor S. Droesbeck, A Queer Silence: Exploring the Contradictions in Discourse about Homosexuality at a Small University (Fawcett)
  • Jennifer Timmins, Is the Issue Choice? Women and the New Reproductive Technologies (Verberg)