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PhD scholar in Social and Political Thought chosen as one of SSHRC’s five best storytellers

The York Community celebrates Vincci Li for being one of the Final Five best “storytellers” of 2022 in a national competition held by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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Our community mourns the passing of SPTH graduate student

The Faculty of Graduate Studies comes together to remember Graham Reid Lockett-Lees, PhD student in the graduate program of Social and Political Thought, who passed away on April 12, 2022. 

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Alumni in the News

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Muslims have become the new scapegoats in Europe: historian

“In many ways, in contemporary Europe, Muslims have been unfairly blamed for the failures of recent European politics,” Richard Wolin, York University alum, tells the Tehran Times.

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Offshore

Offshore explores the consequences of the next chapter of oil exploration. Told via a first person journey through a deserted and damaged oil rig, Offshore provides a rich interactive environment that operates as both labyrinthine puzzle and investigative documentary. Directed by Social and Political Thought alum, Brenda Longfellow.

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Your hemp shopping bag and reusable bottle are laudable, but here's why they aren't enough to save the planet

Climate change is not just an environmental crisis, it's a socio-political-intellectual crisis, claims York alum Todd Dufresne.

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