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York Sociology Research Celebration

York Sociology Research Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate the release of new publications by some of our faculty and graduate students. Wednesday, January 25, 2023; 12-2 p.m. Zoom link: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/93749700015?pwd=RDk2RlU0NTdIa0VpRE9nTzJ4SFZPUT09 Jean-Pierre, J., Watts, V., James, C. E., Albanese, P., Chen, X., & Graydon, M. (Eds.). (2023). Reading Sociology. Decolonizing Canada. Oxford University Press. This new edition of […]

UPDigest- Sociology Newsletter (Fall 2022)

UPDigest- Sociology Newsletter (Fall 2022)

Check out our full Fall 2022 Sociology UPDigest! Dear Students, We hope that you have had a great start to the FW22 academic year. In this digest, we introduce you to our new (and former) Undergraduate Program Director, Deborah Davidson, as well as our new faculty member Wendy Makoons Geniusz. Please join us in welcoming […]

Statement of Solidarity with the Iranian Community

Statement of Solidarity with the Iranian Community

Members of the Department of Sociology at York University express our deep concern over the ongoing unrest in Iran following the tragic death of Mahsa Amini. We stand in solidarity with the women of Iran and with the civilian protestors who are bravely rising against oppression and discrimination.  The unfolding news of violent crackdowns on […]

In Memoriam: Gordon Darroch

In Memoriam: Gordon Darroch

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies sociology Professor Emeritus Gordon Darroch, born in Calgary in 1940, died peacefully in the company of his family at Kensington Hospice in Toronto on Aug. 3. In 1967, Prof. Darroch accepted a faculty position in the Department of Sociology at York University, where he built a career as a […]

(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 […]