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| Faculty Members | Emeritus and Adjunct Faculty |

 

Paul Anisef
Alan Blum

Don Carveth
Gordon Darroch
Desmond Ellis
Stephen Longstaff
Janice Newson
John O'Neill

Stuart Schoenfeld
Alan Simmons

Richard Weisman

 


Please note that:

  1. Emeritus faculty cannot act as principal supervisors for Ph.D. committees; however, an emeritus faculty may petition to the Graduate Program’s Executive Committee, on a case-by-case basis, if he/she wishes to be principal supervisor on an Ph.D. committee
  2. Adjunct faculty cannot act as principal supervisors for M.A. or Ph.D. committees.
  3. As many Emeritus faculty are active participants in the program, students are encouraged to approach them for membership on their committees

 


Paul Anisef, Ph.D. (Cornell), Professor Emeritus
Office: 8th Floor, York Research Tower  
736-2100 Ext. 20574
Email: anisef@yorku.ca

Basic Fields of Interest: Education; Social Psychology/Society and Personality; Applied Sociology/Social Policy/Sociological Practice; Occupations/Professions; Socialization; Immigrant Adaptation.
Current Research Interests: 1. Parental involvement. 2. Social/cultural capital and advanced learning predispositions. 3. The link between education and work at secondary and post-secondary levels. 4. Comparative higher education. 5. Longitudinal study started in 1973-74; 6. Young adult learners, youth-at-risk, special needs groups. 7. Visible minority groups in higher education. 8. Immigration and education. 9. Comparative educational studies in life course; liberal education. 10. Privatization in education.
Supervision Style: Friendly.



Alan Blum, Ph.D. (Chicago), Senior Scholar
(Director, Culture of Cities Centre and of CIHR project, the Grey Zone in Health and Illness; the City and Well-Being)
Office: CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst Street, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2R5
          
Email: blum@yorku.ca

Basic Fields of Interest: Social Theory, Modernity and Culture; Health, Disease and Illness in Modern Society; Symbolic Order and Imaginative Structure; Space and Place; Narrative Methods and Analysis of Discourse.

 


Donald Carveth, PhD (Toronto), Professor (Glendon)

Office: C133 York Hall, Glendon Campus          
736-2100 Ext. 88378
Email: dcarveth@yorku.ca| Curriculum Vitae |

Basic Fields of Interest: Psychoanalysis and Social Theory
Current Research Interests: 1. Freudo-Marxism and the critique of the Superego.



Gordon Darroch, Ph.D. (Duke), Professor Emeritus
Email: darroch@yorku.ca

Basic Fields of Interest: Social Change/Social History; Class and Inequality; Cultural Studies; Methodology; Canadian Society; Ethnicity.
Current Research Interests: 1. Canadian social history. 2. Historical methodology - theory. 3. History of family, ethnicity, class, education. 4. Director – York, Canadian Century Research Infrastructure.
Supervision Style: As a retired faculty member, I am available for very few committees as a member only, not supervisor, and on topics closely related to my current projects.

 


Desmond Ellis, Ph.D. (Washington), Professor Emeritus
Office: 217 York Lanes             
736-2100 Ext. 22031
Email: desellis@yorku.ca

Basic Fields of Interest: Conflict (theory/practice); Violence Against Women; Domestic Violence (risk assessment).
Current Research Interests: 1. Youth/street gangs (Toronto and Jamaica). 2. Domestic violence (risk assessment).
Supervision Style: Regular meetings, written submissions, review.



Stephen Longstaff, Ph.D. (Berkeley), Professor Emeritus
E-mail: longstaf@yorku.ca

Basic Fields of Interest: Quebec Society; Quebec/Canada Conflicts, Adjustments; Canadian Multiculturalism; American Intellectual History (Post 1945).
Current Research Interests: 1. The cultural Cold War: U.S. mobilization of European writers and artists after 1945. 2. Quebec, Canada and Multiculturalism. 3. Neo-conservatism in Canada and the United States.



Janice Newson, Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor Emeritus
Office: 2153 Vari Hall               
736-2100 Ext. 22291
Email: janewson@yorku.ca

Basic Fields of Interest: Higher Education; Science and Technology Critique; Professions; Interpretive Sociology
Current Research Interests: 1. Time, technology and academic work. 2. Techno-pedagogies. 3. Universities as education/knowledge corporations. 4. Re-constituting the self-world relationship.
Supervision Style: I am best working with students who have a good sense of direction and prefer to work according to their own momentum, as opposed to wanting structure, pacing and content brought into them through tight supervision. Also, whether I am the primary supervisor or a committee member, I expect to meet at regular intervals with, and provide feedback through, meetings with the entire committee. I will not work in situations where the student works with only one main supervisor, and other members become involved later, after projects have been well-defined and advanced. Some members of the faculty work on the “first reader” model: I don’t and I am not a good person to invite into these projects.



John O'Neill, Ph.D. (Stanford), F.R.S.C. Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus
Office: 227 Founders College     
736-2100 Ext. 66915
Email: joneill@yorku.ca | Curriculum Vitae |

Basic Fields of Interest: Psychoanalysis; Critical Theory; Classical Theory; Media; Body; Law.
Current Research Interests: 1. Text and discourse theory (psychoanalysis). 2. Political economy of children at risk. 3. Liberal-communitarianism, civic society.
Supervision Style: Easy appointments anywhere; read work quickly and drive projects, comprehensives, etc. toward thesis/completion and submissions to journals.



Stuart Schoenfeld , PhD (Case Western Reserve), Associate Professor (Glendon)

Office: C126 York Hall, Glendon Campus          
736-2100 Ext. 88383
Email: schoenfe@yorku.ca

Basic  Fields of Research:  Environmentalism; Transnational Religious Movements, Political Sociology; Environmental Sociology.
Current Research Interests: 1. Environmentalism in the Middle East.  2. Diasporas.  3.  Social construction of discourse on the Middle East

 


Alan Simmons, Ph.D. (Cornell), Professor Emeritus
Office: B-819 York Research Tower  
Email: asimmons@yorku.ca

Basic Fields of Interest: Global migration; Canadian immigration; Settlement outcomes.
Current Research Interests: 1.Canadian immigration policies and outcomes.  2. Forced migration in Latin America.

Supervision Style:  I am available for supervision on graduate committees as a member only, not supervisor, and on topics closely related to my current projects.



Richard Weisman, PhD (Berkeley), Professor
Office: S720 Ross Building         
736-2100 Ext. 70452

Email: rweisman@yorku.ca |Curriculum Vitae |


Basic Fields of Interest: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Law; Law and Society.
Current Research Interests: 1.Role of remorse in legal and popular discourse. 2. Criminal trials as symbolic representation.

 



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