Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I retired in 2016. I received my PhD in Sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1975.
I was Humboldt Research Fellow at the Universität Konstanz 1980-1981, and visiting research associate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Wolfson College, Oxford, in 1981. As a visiting professor, I have taught at the University of Toronto, Northumbria University and the University of Wales at Bangor.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
As a student of ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and Wittgensteinian sociology, I investigate lay and professional use of language in talk and texts, including such categories as “teacher,” “student,” “woman/girl,” “man/boy.”
As a student of state-organized crime, I investigate Canadian institutions’ complicity in barbarism.
I think a lot about the responsibility of academics as “intellectual citizens.”
Awards and Achievements
My book with Stephen Hester, The Montreal Massacre (Laurier Press, 2003), was shortlisted for the Innis Prize for Best English-Language Book in the Social Sciences for 2004.
My work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese and has appeared (in English) in the German journal Zeitschrift für Soziologie.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and Wittgensteinian sociology.
Eglin, Peter and Stephen Hester. The Montreal Massacre. (2003)
Eglin, Peter. Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation. (2013)
Eglin, Peter. “Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.” In D. L. Brunsma et al (Eds.), Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights. (2013)
Eglin, Peter. “Language, culture and interaction.” In F. Sharifian (Ed.), Routledge Handbook on Language and Culture. (2014)