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.
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.”
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and Wittgensteinian sociology.
Languages spoken: English