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Kutt Jacqueline, Ph.D. candidate

Jacqueline Kutt

Ph.D. candidate

Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:


Ph.D. In progress. 2013. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

M.A. Sociology. 2013. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

B.A. (Hons) Health Studies and Sociology. 2012. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON


Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant,

2013-2014: Sociology of Deviance, 2CO6. Associate Professor Dorothy Pawluch, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

2012-2013: Sociology of Family, 2UO6. Assistant Professor Sandra Colavecchia, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Guest Lecturer,

Winter 2015: Health, Aging and Society, 4LO3. On social policy and aging, at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Fall 2014: European Sociological Theory, 3AO3E. On Durkheim, Emile, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, Transl. and Intro. by Karen E. Fields. New York: The Free Press, 1995 [1912] at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.



Research Interests

Scientific method, theory and knowledge, pragmatist thought, qualitative research, dyadic relations and sociological theories and concepts related to personal and social identity, self, persona and the significance of group membership express the core and breadth of my academic interests. At this time, I am conducting a comparative theoretical study for my dissertation. This study is based upon the writings of two sociological scholars who worked in the late-nineteenth century and early twentieth century, Emile Durkheim, a classical European sociologist and Charles Horton Cooley, an American social psychologist. Each produced significantly different knowledge, theories and sociological conceptions about human relations, social relations and human nature with selected writings by Lawrence Krader, a philosopher and anthropologist whose work is not widely referenced in sociology. Krader was born and educated in New York City, however, he spent his mature scholarly years abroad; throughout the mid-to-late twentieth century he worked in Berlin as both a Professor and Director of the Institute of Ethnology at Freie Universität, and as an ethnologist, learned scholar, writer and editor, international lecturer, and critical theoretician. (See Labor & Value, "Lawrence Krader In Memoriam" by Levitt and Hay, p. vii-viii. New York: Peter Lang, 2003.)

Research Experience

Research Assistant,

2014-present: The Lawrence Krader Research Project. Professor Cyril Levitt, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Qualitative Research Work,

2011, winter: Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.