Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
M.S.W. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
Ph.D. Boston University
Phone: (508) 565-1294
Office: Martin 219
Dr. Margaret Boyd earned her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and her Masters in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Boyd worked as a social worker and taught Sociology and Social Policy in London, England before moving to the United States to begin her doctoral work.
While pursuing her doctoral studies Dr. Boyd had a one year appointment as a Visiting Lecturer in Sociology at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada and one year appointment in Sociology at Stonehill College. She has taught Sociology and Social Work students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Dr. Boyd is presently working on a three year U.S. Department of Education grant based in Providence R.I. evaluating professional development training for early childhood educators and outcomes for children.
- Race and ethnic residential segregation and community empowerment
- International migration and immigrant experiences
- Low income wage earners and career trajectories
- Gender, sex and sexuality studies
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology
SO 205 Sociology of Marriage and the Family
SO 217 Sociology of Work
SO 234 Race and Ethnic Diversity
SO 421 Oppression
GN 101 Introduction to Gender Studies