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Kutt Jacqueline, PhD Student

Jacqueline Kutt

PhD Student

Contract and Sessional Faculty, Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:


As a sociologist, researcher, long-term partner and mother of four now mostly grown children, I am interested in theory and practice respective of transitions that highlight both challenges and successes. This means I maintain a strong interest in research practices, academic scholarship and study that is geared toward the ongoing development of integrative societies, hence is supportive of one another while also acknowledging that there is variation, whether it be in our individual learning, states of health, or general well-being.


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

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

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


Doctoral research:

Supervisor: Dr. Cyril Levitt
Committee members: Dr. Dorothy Pawluch and Dr. William Shaffir


Course Instructor

2018 Winter: 4R03 Individual and Society. Instructor, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant,

2018 Winter: 2LL3 Introduction to Contemporary Sociological Theory. Assistant Professor David Young, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

2017 Fall: 2KK3 Introduction to Classical Sociological Theory. Assistant Professor David Young, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

2013-2014: 2C06 Sociology of Deviance. Associate Professor Dorothy Pawluch, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

2012-2013: 2U06 Sociology of Family. Assistant Professor Sandra Colavecchia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.




Research Interests

Sociology, theory and practice, qualitative research in terms of non-mathematical models, acquired knowledge, pragmatist thought, substantive principles, dyadic relations of the human kind and being involving conceptions of identity, self, ego and persona, and the ongoing significance of child-rearing practices express the core and breadth of my interests.

For the dissertation, I am conducting a theoretical research study centered upon sociological work produced at the turn of the twentieth century by Emile Durkheim in connection with the work of Lawrence Krader.

Research Experience

Research Assistant,

2014-2017: The Lawrence Krader Research Project. Professor Cyril Levitt, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Qualitative Research Work,

2011 Winter: Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.