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(Dis)Content Futures?: The Politics of Insecurity and Inequality in Africa

(Dis)Content Futures?: The Politics of Insecurity and Inequality in Africa

In collaboration with Founders College, African Studies and Canada Research Chair in Youth and African Urban Futures. Wednesday, April 6 2-4pm EST Virtual event via Zoom Recently, various African countries have experienced political instability, including new civil wars, terrorist insurgencies, coup d’états, civil unrests, and mass protests (from #ENDSARS and #FixthecountryGhana to revolutionary movements in Sudan). Meanwhile, […]

Data Visualization as Public Sociology

Data Visualization as Public Sociology

Thursday April 14, 1-2:30pm EST  Virtual event via Zoom. Visuazlaition, visualization, visuazlaition! Data visualization translating data into graphical forms is a great way to do public sociology. It provides a quick and effective way to communicate research findings with target audiences and the public in a universal manner. In this talk, Dr. Kieran Healy, Professor of Sociology at Duke and […]

UPDigest- Sociology Newsletter (March 2022)

UPDigest- Sociology Newsletter (March 2022)

Check out our full March 2022 Sociology UPDigest! Hello Students, We use this March newsletter to address the issue of war(s). The suffering of the people in Ukraine is certainly on our minds, as we watch the devastation of cities, air raids targeting civilians, and a rapidly growing number of people seeking refuge--the now more […]

Statement on the invasion of Ukraine - Department of Sociology, York University

Statement on the invasion of Ukraine - Department of Sociology, York University

We in the Department of Sociology at York University, where we often teach about the devastating consequences of war, violence, trauma, and displacement, are outraged by the shameless and brutal invasion of the Russian army into Ukraine.  Among us are students, staff, and faculty with personal and family ties to Ukraine, who are deeply affected […]

Sociology Annual Lecture 2022

Sociology Annual Lecture 2022

Date: March 3, 2022 Time: 4pm Title: Feminist Political Economy; A promising approach to Public Sociology Format/Venue: Virtual Dr. Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She has held a Canada Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Health Services. Among her awards are the Ontario […]

The Mary-Jo Nadeau Activist Scholar Award

The Mary-Jo Nadeau Activist Scholar Award

The Mary-Jo Nadeau Activist Scholar Award (The M.J.) for Graduate Students in Sociology was established by family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Mary-Jo Nadeau, a graduate (’05) of York University’s Graduate Program in Sociology. Her anti-racist feminist research and activism focused on white supremacy in the Canadian women’s movement, labour rights, anti-poverty campaigns, and Palestinian […]

UPDigest- Sociology Newsletter (Fall 2021)

UPDigest- Sociology Newsletter (Fall 2021)

Check out our full November 2021 Sociology UPDigest! Dear students, the COP26 United Nations Climate Summit just ended with a fragile attempt and compromise to keep the 1.5c warming target alive as a glimmer of hope. For people in the Global South who have had to endure the slow violence of global injustice and environmental […]

Global Public Sociology Conversations: Global Solidarity and Cooperation, Human Rights and Vaccine Equity

Global Public Sociology Conversations: Global Solidarity and Cooperation, Human Rights and Vaccine Equity

Friday 28th January 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of our mutual interdependence and the need for collective and coordinated global effort and action, anchored in solidarity, to combat this threat. Yet, despite the threat COVID-19 (as well as attendant climate change crisis) poses to our humanity, global responses to combat the pandemic mirror […]

EE With, Not In: Respectful and Reciprocal Experiential Education with Jane Finch Community Partners

EE With, Not In: Respectful and Reciprocal Experiential Education with Jane Finch Community Partners

Thursday, January 20 2022 This presentation outlines current explorations to mapping out what it means to do Experiential Education (EE) with the Jane Finch community. Historically, EE is often done in the community with little to no community feedback or inclusions on the effectiveness and implications of EE on residents, organizations, groups, and the community at […]

Support for members of Asian communities and solidarity against racial violence and aggression in all its forms for all racialized groups

Support for members of Asian communities and solidarity against racial violence and aggression in all its forms for all racialized groups

Solidarity with Asian communities We, in the Department of Sociology and the Graduate Program in Sociology, express our support for members of Asian communities and their allies, and we would like to reiterate that we stand in solidarity against racial violence and aggression in all its forms for all racialized groups. We denounce the recent […]