Exploring the Social Sciences

ABS 2014

Geoffrey Cameron: "The Prospect of Collective Action in Political Science"

Deborah van den Hoonaard: "Discourse Matters: The Potential of Qualitative Sociology to Illumine Bahá’í Studies"

June Thomas: "Challenges for Social Science from the Perspective of Urban Practice"

  • June Manning Thomas

    June Manning Thomas is Centennial Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan. She is also the co-editor of Urban Planning and the African American Community and co-editor of The City after Abandonment.

  • Deborah K. van den Hoonaard

    Deborah K. van den Hoonaard is a sociologist and professor emerita at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is the Social-Science Editor of the Canadian Journal on Aging and author of Qualitative Research in Action (2019), By Himself, The Older Man’s Experience of Widowhood (2010), and The Widowed Self: The Older Woman's Journey through Widowhood (2001). In partnership with her husband, she studied the experiences of Iranian Bahá’í immigrants in the Atlantic Region of Canada. Together, they have authored The Equality of Women and Men: The Experience of the Bahá’í Community of Canada.

  • Geoffrey Cameron

    Geoffrey Cameron has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on comparative immigration and refugee policy, religion and politics, and Canadian public policy. His dissertation, “Religion and Refugees: The Evolution of Resettlement in the United States and Canada,” examined the influence of religious groups on the development of refugee policy in the post-war period. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford University and was supported by SSHRC and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in his doctoral research. He currently works as Director of the Office of Public Affairs of the Baha’i Community of Canada and has previously been a senior policy advisor at Global Affairs Canada.