Teaching Areas: Deviant Behaviour, Fieldwork Methodology, Sociology of the Self, Sociology of Folk, Roots and Blues Music, Symbolic Interactionism, and Sociology of Religion.
Research Areas: Deviant Behaviour; Social Processes; Social Psychology; Symbolic Interactionism, Phenomenology and the American Pragmatic Tradition; Ethnographic Research Methods.
Dr. Grills comes to Brandon University from Augustana University College (currently University of Alberta – Augustana Faculty). He is the former Dean of Arts and Graduate Studies at Brandon University and is now serving as Vice President, Academic & Research. While his research is varied, at the heart of his work is his interest in how we manage to accomplish human group life. He is currently undertaking an extended study of folk music subcultures. Scott recently served a three-year term on the executive of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (2007-2009).