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Please note that:
- 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
- Adjunct faculty cannot act as principal supervisors for M.A. or Ph.D. committees.
- 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
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), Professor Emeritus
(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
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.
Office: C133 York Hall, Glendon Campus
736-2100 Ext. 88378
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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Office: C126 York Hall, Glendon Campus
736-2100 Ext. 88383
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
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.
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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