University of Calgary

Alex Bierman

  • Associate Professor

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
-11a‑12p
(Jan 14 - Apr 14)
-11a‑12p
(Jan 14 - Apr 14)
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Recent Grants

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2020-2025.  Distributive Justice in Canada.  $382,940.  (Collaborator with Scott Schieman and Atsushi Narisada, co-P.I.’s).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2018-2020.  The Complexity of the Caregiving Outcomes: Understanding the Role of Social Statuses and Social Resourcesand Resources.  $65,410.  (Co-Investigator with Yeonjung Lee, P.I.).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2014-2019.  Demands and Resources in Work and Family Life: Waves 3-5.  $856,175.  (Co-Investigator with Scott Schieman, P.I.)

Overview

Alex Bierman’s research is centered on the study of aging and health, but encompasses a number of additional topics, including social psychology, religion, military sociology, and the family.  This research is united by an interest in how social inequality conditions both exposure to stress and the consequences of stress as individuals age.  Dr. Bierman frequently utilizes advanced methods of longitudinal data analysis in these studies as a means of facilitating a rigorous understanding of the causes and consequences of stress exposure across the life-course.  Dr. Bierman's research has been published in a number of prominent outlets, including journals dedicated to health (Journal of Health and Social Behavior; Social Science and Medicine; Society and Mental Health), aging (The Gerontologist; Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences), religion (Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion; Sociology of Religion), and social psychology (Social Psychology Quarterly).  He also sits on the editorial boards of several journals dedicated to these areas of study, and co-edited the second edition of the Handbook of Sociology of Mental Health with Carol Aneshensel and Jo Phelan.

For a complete list of Dr. Bierman's publications, please download his CV, which can be found on the right side of this web page.

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

  • PhD - Sociology
    Maryland University, 2007
  • MA - Sociology
    Maryland University, 2002
  • BS - Religious Studies (with honors) and Psychology
    University of Oregon, 1997

Awards

  • 2007 - Family Division Graduate Student Paper Competition Award - Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • 2007 - Robert Janes Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - University of Maryland Sociology Faculty
  • 2005 - Irene B. Tauber Graduate Student Paper Award - District of Columbia Sociological Society

Students

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