Marni Westerman


  • BA, University of Saskatchewan
  • MA, University of Saskatchewan
  • PhD, University of British Columbia


Marni Westerman

My areas of specialization are gender, policy, and pedagogy in sociology.  My experiences as a human rights officer led to an interest in studying the challenges faced by practitioners in the development and implementation of human rights policies at post-secondary institutions. My research focus has expanded in recent years to include studying the impact of sociology courses on students' attitudes towards marginalized social groups. I am particularly interested in strategies to encourage transformative learning through the development of a sociological imagination.

Tel: 604 527 5329


Office: N3308H

Courses Taught

  • SOCI 1125 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 1155 Social Issues
  • SOCI 2235 Social Theory
  • SOCI 2250 Families & Social Change
  • SOCI 2255 Popular Culture

Research Areas

Gender, family, deviance/law, policy