Melanie Heath
Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Melanie Heath is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at McMaster University. Her teaching and research interests include gender, sexualities, family, politics, culture, and the law.

Melanie’s research has broadly examined the social consequences of transformations in gender, sexuality, and the family on inequality, and on cultural and political institutions. She has studied gender and racial ideologies in the Promise Keepers movement; the social consequences of marriage promotion policies on inequality; the politics of family transformation and same-sex marriage; and comparative legal and cultural framings of polygamy in regard to women’s and religious rights.
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