Dr. James Gillett is Associate Dean of Social Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Most recently, his research explores the use of companion species in different social, historical, and institutional contexts. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Gillett received an Honours BA in Sociology/English from the University of Calgary. He completed his MA and PhD in Sociology at McMaster University. Prior to receiving his current position at McMaster University, James held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Windsor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dr. Gillett is jointly appointed between the Department of Sociology and the Department of Health, Aging, and Society in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
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