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Filipovic Tomislav, PhD Student

Tomislav Filipovic

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:


Research Interests:

Sociology of Work and Occupations; Sociology of Gender; Work and Family; Quantitative Methods 


  • Ph.D Sociology. (In Progress). McMaster University
  • Supervisory Committee: Paul Glavin (Chair), Melanie Heath, Lisa Kaida
  • M.A. Sociology. 2014. McMaster University
  • B.A. Sociology and History. 2013. York University


Invited Guest Lecture

November 2014. Sport and the Media (undergraduate lecture), McMaster University.


Teaching Assistantships

2015-2016, Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Social Psychology, Paul Glavin, Sociology, McMaster University.

2015-2016, Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Sociological Research.  Paul Glavin, Sociology, McMaster University.

2013-2015, Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Sociological Theory.  David Young, Sociology, McMaster University 


Conference Presentations

June 2015.  “Extreme Exercise: A Manifestation of Risk Society?” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Sociological Association, Ottawa, ON.  Session: Sociologies of Everyday Life: Consuming Identities. 

April 2015.  “Is Franchising a Method to Success among Female Entrepreneurs in the Fitness Industry?”  Presented at the annual Jane Synge Memorial Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

January 2015. “Female Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry: Does Franchising/Licensing help Women Overcome Unequal Barriers to Success?” Paper presented at the annual Macintosh Graduate Student Conference, Queens University, Kingston, ON.  


Selected Grants and Awards

2015. Ontario Graduate Scholarship, $15,000.

2014.  Ontario Graduate Scholarship, $15,000.

2013.  Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters Award, Social Sciences Research Council of Canada, $17,500.