Michael Adorjan

Dr. Michael Adorjan, PhD

Pronouns: he/him


Undergraduate Program Director

Faculty of Arts , Department of Sociology

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-5982

For media enquiries, contact

Heath McCoy
Senior Communications Specialist

403.607.8461 (cell)



Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Sociology, McMaster University, 2009

Hon. B.A. Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2000

M.A. Criminology, University of Toronto, 2001


Participation in university strategic initiatives


  • Top Downloaded Paper 2018-2019 Award, for article A New Privacy Paradox? Youth agentic practices of privacy management despite ‘nothing to hide’ online, Canadian Review of Sociology.
  • Outstanding Researcher Award (Established Scholar), Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary. 2019
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary. 2016
  • Outstanding Article Award, SSSP Theory Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems. 2015
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (Early Career), Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary. 2015
  • Fellow, University of Hong Kong Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong. 2014
  • Faculty of Social Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award , Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong. 2012