Dr. Randolph Haluza-DeLay

Associate Professor, Sociology P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8063 F: 780-465-3534
  • PhD, Educational Studies (Socio-cultural dimensions), University of Western Ontario, 2007
  • MA, Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Alberta, 1996
  • B.Sc., Recreation Management, University of Montana, 1987
  • BA, Zoology, University of Montana, 1987


Randolph Haluza-DeLay received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Western Ontario. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at The King’s University College in Edmonton Alberta.  He has edited two books - Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada ( The University of British Columbia Press, 2009) and How the World’s Religions are Responding to Climate Change (Routledge, 2013). His recent research focuses on the sociology of environmental sustainability and social justice. He has published more than two dozen publications journal articles and book chapters from research on environmental justice, social movements, political ecology and the Alberta oil sands, anti-racism and environmental education. Undergraduate students may work as research assistants; some undergrads have been presenters at scholarly conferences and even co-authored publications.

To view a full list of publications by Dr. Randolph Haluza-DeLay, visit: kingsu.academia.edu/RandolphHaluzaDeLay

Professional and research focus

  • Environmental sociology; environmentalism; environmental justice;
  • Social movements; Community development and non-profit organizations;
  • Anti-racism, multiculturalism and Aboriginal relations.

Recent publications


How the World’s Religions are Responding to Climate Change: Social Science Investigations. New York: Routledge, 2013. Edited by Robin Globus Veldman, Andy Szasz, and Randolph Haluza-DeLay.

Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada. University of British Columbia Press, 2009. Edited by Julian Agyeman, Peter Cole, Randolph Haluza-DeLay and Patricia O’Riley.

Articles (most recent peer-reviewed)

Haluza-DeLay, Randolph. 2014. Religion and Climate Change: Varieties in Viewpoints and Practices. WIRES Climate Change 5(2): 261-279. doi: 10.1002/wcc.268

Haluza DeLay, Randolph, Michael DeMoor & Chris Peet. 2013. That We May Live Well Together in the Land...: Place Pluralism and Just Sustainability in Canadian Studies. Journal of Canadian Studies, 47 (3): 226-256.

Veldman, Robin Globus, Andy Szasz and Randolph Haluza-DeLay. 2012. Climate Change and Religion: A Review of Existing Research. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 6 (3), 1-21.

Haluza-DeLay, Randolph. 2012. “Making Peace with all Creation.” Peace Review, 24 (2), 171-178. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10402659.2012.677328

Poland, Blake, Mark Dooris & Randolph Haluza-DeLay. 2011. Securing ‘Supportive Environments’ for Health in the Face of Ecosystem Collapse: Meeting the Triple Threat with a Sociology of Creative Transformation and Cultural Change. Health Promotion International. 26 (supplement 2), ii202-ii215.

Haluza-DeLay, Randolph & Heather Fernhout. 2011. Sustainability and social inclusion? Examining the frames of Canadian English-speaking environmental movement organisations. Local Environment, 16(7), 727-745. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13549839.2011.594036 (note: co-author was a King’s undergraduate student.)

Haluza-DeLay, Randolph B. 2009. Uncovering Canada’s Environmental Cultural Politics. International Journal of Canadian Studies, 39 (1), 131-136. http://www.erudit.org/revue/ijcs/2009/v/n39-40/040826ar.pdf

Haluza-DeLay, Randolph B. & Debra Davidson. 2008. The environment and a globalizing sociology. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 33 (3), 631-656. Available at http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/CJS/issue/view/350

Haluza-DeLay, Randolph B. 2008. A theory of practice for social movements: Environmentalism and ecological habitus.  Mobilization, 13 (2), 205-218.

Haluza-DeLay, Randolph B. 2008. Churches engaging the environment: An autoethnography of obstacles and opportunities. Human Ecology Review, 15 (1), 71-81.

Research reports

Harvey Krahn, Randolph Haluza-DeLay, and the Alberta Population Research Lab. 2012. Survey of Edmontonian views on racism and quality of life. Contracted by the City of Edmonton.