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LASO Professor Annie Bunting receives Ronald Pipkin Service Award

LASO Professor Annie Bunting receives Ronald Pipkin Service Award

This year, the Law and Society Association (LSA) honoured 21 scholars, including York University Professor Annie Bunting, as part of its 2022 Annual Awards. Bunting is a professor in the Law & Society program at York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, researching and teaching in the areas of gender justice and international human […]

Prof. Mohamed Sesay wins Lee Ann Fujii Book Award 2021

Prof. Mohamed Sesay wins Lee Ann Fujii Book Award 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Sesay, 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.  From the International Studies Association’s press release:   “This year’s winner, Mohamed Sesay’s book Domination through Law: The Internationalization of Legal Norms in […]

URST prof Jeffrey Squire received LA&PS Black Scholars Research Fund (BSRF) grant

URST prof Jeffrey Squire received LA&PS Black Scholars Research Fund (BSRF) grant

This year's Black History Month Celebration at York coincided with the announcement of the LA&PS Black Scholars Research Fund (BSRF) grant. "The Black Scholars Research Fund was launched in 2020 as part of our collective response to the deep inequities faced by Black scholars and was aimed particularly at more junior colleagues," emphasized Ravi de Costa, LA&PS Associate Dean, […]

Remembering Lisa Drummond

Remembering Lisa Drummond

The Department of Social Science mourns the loss of Associate Professor Lisa Drummond (now Welch) who passed away on Jan. 19, 2021 after a long illness. After living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam in the early 1990s, Lisa completed a degree in human geography at the Australia National University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the National University […]

HESO prof Megan Davies named a 2021 History of Medicine Grant awardee

HESO prof Megan Davies named a 2021 History of Medicine Grant awardee

Congratulations to Megan Davies on being named a 2021 History of Medicine Grant awardee from AMS Healthcare for her “Deinstitutionalization in the Netherlands: A Memory Project”.  Deinstitutionalization in the Netherlands: A Memory Project will involve collaborative work with former patients, family members and community advocates of the late shift from institutional to community provision in […]

SOSC Health & Society prof Megan J. Davies featured in Toronto Star about her art installation COVID in the House of Old

SOSC Health & Society prof Megan J. Davies featured in Toronto Star about her art installation COVID in the House of Old

Created by professor Davies, in collaboration with Hiroki Tanaka and Kohen Hammond, this exhibit is about long-term care and the people whose lives were impacted by COVID in long-term care. It is also one of the first public commemorations of lives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven painted wooden chairs are each adorned with personal […]

HESO prof Kenton Kroker presents STS seminar “Ontario’s Public Health Imaginary, circa 1882” November 30

HESO prof Kenton Kroker presents STS seminar “Ontario’s Public Health Imaginary, circa 1882” November 30

Kroker will explore Ontario’s Board of Health, established in 1882. Upon its creation, a campaign was initiated to document and communicate health conditions throughout the province. At the time, the concept of promoting healthy living in Ontario and developing a body of scientific data to guide health policy was conventional. However, the project’s scope, structure […]

York University Criminology Professor James Sheptycki is the recipient of the 2021 Allen Austin Bartholomew Award for best-published paper of the year by the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology for his essay titled “The Politics of Policing a Pandemic Panic.”

York University Criminology Professor James Sheptycki is the recipient of the 2021 Allen Austin Bartholomew Award for best-published paper of the year by the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology for his essay titled “The Politics of Policing a Pandemic Panic.”

The essay was completed in early April 2020 and published during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. Sheptycki’s paper argues the politics of policing the pandemic panic reveal tectonic shifts in the world system. He explains how the COVID-19 virus “precipitated the first global police event presenting an occasion for researchers and scholars to apply existing theory and […]

URST prof Teresa Abbruzzese featured in YFile – “York’s undergraduate research journal embraces an experiential approach”

URST prof Teresa Abbruzzese featured in YFile – “York’s undergraduate research journal embraces an experiential approach”

Abbruzzese laughs when thinking about her own revisits of previous writing. When advising Nagi, she notes, “It’s tough to look back at your own work, right? You have to come back to this essay, but without losing yourself in the process. This is a commendable piece of work, and we just need to bring it […]

HESO prof Kenton Kroker’s new CMAJ article suggests the 1918 pandemic had its own “long-haulers” with much to inspire clinicians today

HESO prof Kenton Kroker’s new CMAJ article suggests the 1918 pandemic had its own “long-haulers” with much to inspire clinicians today

COVID-19 “long-haulers” may seem new but, as Health & Society professor Kenton Kroker explains in his article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), a different kind of long-hauler from the 1918 flu pandemic should be considered by way of patients who suffered from acute cases of Encephalitis lethargica. Read full story