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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 […]

UPDigest - Sociology Newsletter (Spring 2021)

UPDigest - Sociology Newsletter (Spring 2021)

Check out our March 2021 Sociology UPDigest today! One year after the pandemic was declared a global health emergency shaping our lives and the lives of many communities around the world, we want to take a moment to reflect what it has meant for us as sociologists. To you as students, to us as teachers […]

Sociology Solidarity Statement

Sociology Solidarity Statement

  As the Department of Sociology, we stand in solidarity with all Black, Indigenous and racialized communities across North America who are protesting in response to police brutality and racial state violence. The brutal killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others have caused tremendous pain, grief and public outrage among many communities […]

Sociology Annual Lecture to explore themes of presencing, resurgence, decolonization and Nishnaabeg thought

Sociology Annual Lecture to explore themes of presencing, resurgence, decolonization and Nishnaabeg thought

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, an independent scholar, artist and Anishnaabe writer is the guest presenter for the 2020 York Sociology Annual Lecture on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. in Osgoode Hall 1005. Described as “playful, pissed-off and ferociously funny,” Simpson’s work breaks open the intersections between politics, story, and song, bringing audiences into a rich and […]

Sociology Annual Lecture

Sociology Annual Lecture

Department of Sociology Annual Lecture Leanne Betasamosake Simpson February 4, 2020 4:00 - 5:00 pm Osgoode Hall 1005, York University This presentation will explore themes of presencing, resurgence, decolonization and Nishnaabeg thought through creative and intellectual practice. It will include a screening of “Biidaaban”, a short film. Accompanied by a 10,000-year-old shapeshifter and friend known […]

We are delighted to welcome Professor Cary Wu to York Sociology!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Cary Wu to York Sociology!

Professor Wu received his PhD in Sociology from the University of British Columbia in the spring of 2019. His research on political sociology, population migration, and urban studies has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including *PNAS*, *Social Forces*, *Urban Studies*, *Geoforum*, *International Political Science Review*, and *International Journal of Comparative Sociology*. He has also published opinion […]

Margaret Evelyn BEARE

Margaret Evelyn BEARE

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our esteemed colleague and friend, Professor Margaret Beare. Her passion for her work, students, family, and hosting holiday gatherings along with her sense of humour will be dearly missed. Margaret Beare Obituary   http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/08/14/passings-margaret-beare/?http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?utm_source=YFile_Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Current-News&utm_campaign=yfile  

Check out SUSA's latest newsletter

Check out SUSA's latest newsletter

Check out SUSA's latest newsletter (PDF) , capping off a great year and looking forward to the next one! We wish you an amazing summer, hopefully with some time to relax and some interesting adventures. From everyone on the SUSA team, thank you for a wonderful year! If you are graduating, we wish you all the best in […]

8th Annual LA&PS Celebration of Student Academic Achievement

8th Annual LA&PS Celebration of Student Academic Achievement

Dear Colleagues, I had the pleasure of attending the 8th Annual LA&PS Celebration of Student Academic Achievement yesterday. The Dean's Award for Academic Excellence - Honourable Mention - awarded to domestic students with a grade-point average of at least 8.5 based on a course load of at least 30 credits - went to two of our best and […]