Terry Wotherspoon

Terry Wotherspoon is Professor and Head of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan, and President of the Canadian Sociological Association. He has degrees in Sociology and Education, with a Ph.D. in Sociology from Simon Fraser University. In addition to several years of teaching experience at elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, he has engaged in research and published widely on issues related to education, social policy, indigenous peoples, and social inequality in Canada. His research has been funded by agencies such as SSHRC, Saskatchewan Learning, the Laidlaw Foundation, and the Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration. Current research projects include: an exploration of activities related to a series of Conferences on Science, Philosophy and Religion in relation to the development of North American Sociology in the mid-20th century; indigenous education and labour market participation in Canada; and an understanding of how immigration and diversity are contributing to the reshaping of western Canada. He is a recipient of the Canadian Education Association’s Whitworth Award for Educational Research. One of his books, The Sociology of Education in Canada: Critical Perspectives, was recognized with a book award from the Canadian Association for Foundations of Education. He recently served as Managing Editor of the Canadian Review of Sociology and is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of Immigration Research West. He has received recognition through appointments as Adjunct Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, and Visiting Professor at Lanzhou University and Northwest University for Nationalities, all in China.