Broadly speaking, I am interested in the sociology of crime. Much ofmy work revolves around understanding the correspondence between crime and dynamic social contexts and life circumstances. I examine how life course events and processes shape stability and change in criminal and...
I completed my PhD (2005, Rural Sociology) in the Department of Rural Economy at the University of Alberta. My dissertation research focused on the social consequences of local ownership in six forest-dependent communities in Canada. Prior to joining the department in 2007, I conducted research related to water governance as a Research Associate with the Guelph Water Management Group in the Department of Geography.
- Co-investigator on a SSHRC funded project titled "Evaluating Protocols for Reciprocal Exchange Between Aboriginal and Western Science Knowledge Systems in Natural Resource Co-Management"
- One of 7 co-investigators on a SSHRC partnership grant project titled "Exploring distinct indigenous knowledge systems to inform fisheries governance and management on Canada's coasts"
- Principle investigator on a SOTL funded project titled "An Assessment of Student Engagement in Learning Qualitative Methods through Community-Based Research (CBR) "
- Principle investigator on Community Engaged Research project titled "Qualitative Assessment of GIG Home Efficiency and Retrofit Program Pilot Project"
My teaching interests include environmental and natural resource sociology, indigenous natural resource governance, and community-engaged qualitative research.
Varghese, J. and M. Reed. 2012. “Theorizing the Implications of Gender Order for Sustainable Forest Management.” International Journal of Forestry Research. Focus Issue: Sustainable Forestry. 11 pages doi:10.1155/2012/257280
Varghese, J., P. Moss, and SOAN*3070 W11 class. 2011. "Factors Impacting Drinking Water Choice in Guelph: A focus on Immigrants, Hockey Parents and Long-term Residents." Report prepared for the Wellington Water Waters. Guelph. ON.
McGee, T.K., McFarlane, B.L. and Varghese, J. 2009. An Examination of the Influence of Hazard Experience on Wildfire Risk Perceptions and Adoption of Mitigation Measures. Society and Natural Resources, 22(4): 308-323
Reed, M. and J. Varghese. 2007. Gender Representation on Canadian Forest Sector Advisory Committees. Forestry Chronicle. 83(4):515-525.
de Loë, R.C., Varghese, J., Ferreyra, C. and Kreutzwiser, R.D. 2007. Water Allocation and Water Security in Canada: Initiating a Policy Dialogue for the 21st Century. Report prepared for the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. Guelph, ON: Guelph Water Management Group, University of Guelph.
Varghese, J., N. Krogman, T. Beckley, and S. Nadeau. 2006. Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Local Ownership and Community Resilience. Rural Sociology 71(3):505-527.
Parkins, J., J. Varghese, and R. Stedman. 2004. Identifying Indicators of Community Sustainability in the Robson Valley. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 4 (2).