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LA&PS Profs publish new book and magazine article about a remarkable piece of maritime history

LA&PS Profs publish new book and magazine article about a remarkable piece of maritime history

Professor Boyd Cothran in York University’s Department of History, and Adrian Shubert, Professor Emeritus, recently published a new book, The Edwin Fox: How an Ordinary Sailing Ship Connected the World in the Age of Globalization, 1850-1914 (University of North Carolina Press, 2023), detailing the history of the Edwin Fox, a seemingly unremarkable merchant ship vessel […]

Prof’s new book reveals communicative capacities of textile

Prof’s new book reveals communicative capacities of textile

Long before the invention of the typewriter or the telephone, and even before humankind had a functioning alphabet, communication was taking place through textile craft. Ganaele Langlois, a professor in York University’s Department of Communication & Media Studies, has published a new book exploring just that – the often-ignored transformative communicative capacities of traditional textiles. How […]

New online CV tool, Discover York Academics, spotlights faculty scholarly work

New online CV tool, Discover York Academics, spotlights faculty scholarly work

York University has launched Discover York Academics, a new electronic curriculum vitae (CV) tool designed to showcase the University’s outstanding faculty members. Discover York Academics is a searchable database that enables faculty members to promote and store their research, publications, scholarly and creative works, and related teaching and professional activities in one centralized profile. In the […]

LA&PS profs, alumni help expand UNESCO’s history of Africa

LA&PS profs, alumni help expand UNESCO’s history of Africa

In 1964, the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) began a project aiming to rewrite the history of the entire African continent, from the first appearance of humans through to modern-day Africa and its diasporas. To accomplish that feat, the organization called upon more than 230 leading experts in the field of African […]

Niarchos scholarship brings students from Greece to York U

Niarchos scholarship brings students from Greece to York U

Students from Greece have an opportunity to study or conduct research at York University through a scholarship funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, a Greek charity that honours the late shipping magnate. In fact, Alexandros Balasis, a PhD student in history at York University, can trace his connection to York back to that scholarship. In 2018, when he […]

LA&PS prof publishes three books in one month

LA&PS prof publishes three books in one month

A busy 2023 has led to Hassan Qudrat-Ullah, a professor in York University’s School of Administrative Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), publishing three new books in short succession this past November, covering topics as diverse as systems thinking, supply chain management and sustainable development. The first of the three, Managing Complex […]

York U sociologist travels to COP28 to research Indigenous climate leadership

York U sociologist travels to COP28 to research Indigenous climate leadership

The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) wrapped up on Dec. 12, with more than 50,000 delegates who descended upon Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for the annual international climate summit.   Among the delegates was York University’s Angele Alook, an assistant professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, and her […]

Voice-activated sexism: exploring consequences of gendered technology

Voice-activated sexism: exploring consequences of gendered technology

New research from two PhD candidates at York University examines the trend of smart speaker unboxing videos on YouTube, arguing that women who create content about devices like Siri or Alexa are perceived as a kind of domestic technology themselves.     “Voice-activated personal assistants (VAPAs) use women’s voices as a default setting, and this gendered technology […]

LA&PS prof earns award for postdoctoral mentorship excellence

LA&PS prof earns award for postdoctoral mentorship excellence

York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honoured two exceptional professors, Alison Crosby and Amro Zayed, with the Postdoctoral Supervisor Award during an FGS council meeting on Dec. 7. The award is presented annually to a faculty member in any department and program at York who demonstrates exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars. This award serves to applaud Crosby […]

Research-informed website aims to support sexual and gender-diverse communities

Research-informed website aims to support sexual and gender-diverse communities

A new research website launched by a multidisciplinary team led by LA&PS Professor Kinnon MacKinnon aims to provide resources, support and data-driven information about gender detransition/retransition. The website Detrans Support was informed by learnings from two research studies funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) that explore detransition/retransition, along with ongoing consultations with transgender and […]