Professor, Social Structure and Social Policy
PhD (Sociology), University of Alberta
5-19 HM Tory Building
School-Work Transition Project
Professor Krahn's research interests are in the sociology of work, the sociology of education, immigration, social inequality, environmental sociology, political sociology, and research methods. Most recently, his research projects have focused on school-work transitions, labour market restructuring, sustainable consumption, immigrant experiences in Canada, and mental health trajectories.
Selected Recent Publications
"Work, Industry and Canadian Society" 6th ed. (with G.S. Lowe and K.D. Hughes). Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd.
"Health status of refugees in Alberta: changes since arrival." (with K. Maximova). Canadian Journal of Public Health (2010).
"Paths to success in young adulthood from mental health and life transitions in emerging adulthood." (with A. Howard and N. Galambos). International Journal of Behavioral Development (2010).
“Social capital and political engagement in Canada.” (with T. Harrison, M. Haan, and W. Johnston). International Journal of Contemporary Sociology (2009).
“Attracting and retaining immigrants outside the metropolis.” (with T. Derwing). Journal of International Migration and Integration (2008).
“Out of step or leading the parade? Public opinion about income support policy in Alberta, 1995 and 2004.” (with A. Gazso) Journal of Canadian Studies (2008).
“Depression and anger trajectories during the transition to adulthood.” (with N. Galambos) Journal of Marriage and the Family (2008).
Selected Recent Grants/Awards
Canadian Sociological Association Outstanding Contributions Award (2009)
SSHRC Standard Research Grant; ($110,206) to study "Transition to adulthood" (with Nancy Galambos, Psychology, University of Alberta)
SSHRC Canadian Environmental Issues; $95,386 operating grant to study Reclaiming Consumption in Northern and Southern Urban Canada (2009 Co-applicant with PI Naomi Krogman, Rural Economy, University of Alberta)
Supervised Graduate Students
Jacey Payne, MA student
Marlene Mulder, PhD Candidate
Sylvia So, Provisional PhD Candidate
Jasmine Thomas, Provisional PhD Candidate
Lindsay Wodinski, MA 2011
Rachel Campbell, PhD 2010
Abu Sadat Nurullah, MA 2010
Nickela Anderson, MA 2009 (co-supervised with Karen Hughes)
Teresa Roeske, MA 2007
Andrea Werner-Leonard, PhD 2006
Wolfgang Lehmann, PhD 2003