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Book launch celebrates new publications from Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics faculty

Book launch celebrates new publications from Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics faculty

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (DLLL), in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), celebrated the recent book publications of its faculty members to recognize their academic and creative contributions in a virtual group book launch recently. This event showcased the book publications (2021-22) of DLLL scholars: Associate Professor Gabriela Alboiu, Professor Sheila Embleton, Associate […]

LA&PS researchers' projects awarded Indigenous Research Seed Fund

LA&PS researchers' projects awarded Indigenous Research Seed Fund

Indigenous research will be supported with funding of $1 million over three years through the York University Indigenous Research Seed Fund. The fund provides emerging and established Indigenous scholars with support for research that advances excellence in Indigenous knowledge, languages and ways of knowing and being. A call for applications was administered by the University’s […]

LA&PS professor's research aims to provide equitable child healthcare

LA&PS professor's research aims to provide equitable child healthcare

Children comprise 25 per cent of the population and present a unique opportunity for researchers to provide more equitable health care, but how do we ethically and securely collect, examine and store pediatric data, and under what circumstances is it acceptable to keep using child health care data for research? That is the basis behind Ian […]

Don’t leave me this way: LA&PS researcher explores barriers to gaming

Don’t leave me this way: LA&PS researcher explores barriers to gaming

Kelly Bergstrom holds undergraduate degrees in both visual arts and communications, so it should come as no surprise that her professional research focuses on gaming, which blends stories and graphics. Bergstrom, an assistant professor of communication and media studies at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, explores: participation in various types […]

LA&PS researchers receive $1M to support gender and race equality research

LA&PS researchers receive $1M to support gender and race equality research

Two researchers from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have been awarded with funding to address system barriers faced by underrepresented groups in Canada.  The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) awarded funding to Akolisa Ufodike and Andrea Emberly for the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative to fund community-led research partnerships grounded in […]

LA&PS Professor Rodney Loeppky releases new book

LA&PS Professor Rodney Loeppky releases new book

Department of Politics Associate Professor Rodney Loeppky has published a new book titled A Deal They Can’t Resist: Adaptive Accumulation and American Public Policy (De Gruyter Publishers, 2022). The book argues that a component of U.S. neoliberalism involves adaptive accumulation, a process where capital seeks to enlarge public programs in order to reroute public revenues into private revenue […]

New ‘Journal of the Motherhood Initiative’ issue explores social work and mothering

New ‘Journal of the Motherhood Initiative’ issue explores social work and mothering

Twenty-one scholars, including three with affiliations to York University, have contributed to the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of York University’s Journal of the Motherhood Initiative (JMI). The issue, published in April, explores the theme of “Social Work, Motherhood, and Mothering: Critical Feminist Perspectives” and features 13 articles. Andrea O’Reilly, professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s […]

Professor Mohamed Sesay wins Lee Ann Fujii Book Award 2021

Professor Mohamed Sesay wins Lee Ann Fujii Book Award 2021

LA&PS Professor Mohamed Sesay is the winner of the International Studies Association’s Lee Ann Fujii Book Award for 2021 for his new book Domination Through Law: The Internationalization of Legal Norms in Postcolonial Africa. Lee Ann Fuji was associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto (Mississauga) and a member of the School of Social Science […]

Anthropology Professor Zulfikar Hirji featured in opera-film ‘BOUND’

Anthropology Professor Zulfikar Hirji featured in opera-film ‘BOUND’

Associate Professor Zulfikar Hirji at the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies is one of four life stories featured in the contemporary hybrid opera-film BOUND presented by Against the Grain Theatre (AtG).  Aiming to use the power of storytelling and music to address the many barriers Canadian newcomers and marginalized people face […]

Upcoming joint STS-HESO seminar explores fertility efficiency

Upcoming joint STS-HESO seminar explores fertility efficiency

A special joint seminar between the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) within the Faculty of Science and the Health and Society (HESO) program within the Department of Social Sciences at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies takes place virtually on Tuesday, April 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. This is the […]