Anthony Synnott after brief stints in the Royal Navy and the Jesuits, received a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics, an M.A. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from London University. He is currently Professor of Sociology, Concordia University. Anthony’s research has ranged over many topics, including the body and senses, subjectivity (the eye and the I), men and masculinity, visual sociology, social problems, pink flamingoes, satire and cemeteries. His publications include over 50 articles in various Canadian, British, American, German, and Dutch journals and four major books: The Body Social: Symbolism, Self and Society (Routledge, 1993), Shadows: Social Issues and Problems in Canada (Prentice-Hall, 1996), Re-Thinking Men: Heroes, Villains and Victims (Ashgate, 2009), and (together with Constance Classen and David Howes) Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell (Routledge, 1994). He is currently writing a blog on men’s issues for Psychology Today
Anthony Synnott retired as Professor of Sociology and was appointed Professor Emeritus in June 2015. He remains an active member of the Centre.