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Brown Nikki-Marie, PhD Student

Nikki-Marie Brown

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:

Education

McMaster University (Hamilton, ON),
          Ph.D, Sociology, 2015 (expected).
          M.A., Sociology, 2011.
          B.A., Sociology, 2010.

Teaching

Teaching Assistant Sociology of Sexualities McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Professor Tina Fetner (Winter 2014).

Teaching Assistant Introduction to Sociological Theory McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Professor David Young (Fall 2012).

Teaching Assistant Introduction to Sociology McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Professor Tina Fetner (Fall, Winter 2011-2012).

Teaching Assistant Canadian Sociological Theory McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Professor Athena Elafros (Winter, 2011).

Teaching Assistant Introduction to Sociology McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Professor Sandra Colavecchia (Fall, 2010).

Teaching Assistant Introduction to Sociology McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Professor Sandra Colavecchia (Fall, Winter 2009-2010).

Research

Areas of Specialization

Sociology of music; sociology of culture; sociology of organizations; sociology of professions; youth cultures; contemporary sociological theory; historical methods; qualitative methods.

Research Grants

Student Proposals for Intellectual Community & Engaged Scholarship-SPICES. May 2013 for $4000 for the creation of Steel Cut Queer a queer and punk inspired community magazine.

Conference Presentations

"Using Active-Learning Classrooms to Support Undergraduate Research." Poster presentation, McMaster Forward With Integrity conference in Hamilton, ON, October. Co-authored with Tina Fetner and Gerald Bierling. 2013.

 ““A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss” An analysis of the maintenance and longevity of classic rock’s reputation.” Session presentation. Canadian Sociological Association Congress at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, May 2012.

 “Music Update! Changing Information Regimes and Sensemaking Capabilities Within The Music Industry.” Jane Synge Memorial Conference at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON April 2012.

 “Look Out! Here Come the Mods: A comparative analysis of gender participation and subcultural identity” Jane Synge Memorial Conference at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON April 2011.

Research Experience

Research Assistant Establishing a Repetiore of Tools for Active Learning Classrooms McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Professor Tina Fetner and Gerald Bierling (Fall 2013).

Research Assistant for Professor Tina Fetner McMaster Univeristy, Hamilton, ON. (Winter 2013).

Research Assistant LBS Centralized Assessment (survey calling) Wayland Consulting, Hamilton, ON. Project Leader Sarah Wayland (Oct-Dec 2012).