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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 […]

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 […]

Qualitative Interviewing Practices and Practising

Qualitative Interviewing Practices and Practising

A York University Resource Centre for Public Sociology Zoom Symposium Thursday, January 19 – Saturday, January 21, 2023 Note: all times are in Toronto’s EST (Eastern Standard Time) zone REGISTER by January 17, 2023. ZOOM LINK will be sent out January 18, 2023. Thursday, January 19 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.                     Making Interview Research on Violence […]

Teach In/Solidarity event on ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Movement in Iran  

Teach In/Solidarity event on ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Movement in Iran  

RCPS Global Conversations Date and time: Friday, November 25, 2022. 11:30 - 1 p.m.  Virtual Event via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent out Thursday, November 24).  This is a registered event. See below for link. In solidarity with the women of Iran and others protesting violent state repression following the tragic death of Mahsa […]

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 […]

Social Movements and Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

Social Movements and Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

March 24, 2022 @ 3-4:30pm EST Register via Machform.  Panelists: Ayça Çubukçu is Associate Professor in Human Rights and Co-Director of LSE Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2020, she was appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Fung Global Fellows program at Princeton University. Dr Çubukçu leads the Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics […]