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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

CRIM prof Tuulia Law discusses the question: "Is violence against teachers being normalized?"

CRIM prof Tuulia Law discusses the question: "Is violence against teachers being normalized?"

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2021 – Workplace violence against female elementary school teachers by some of their students is often dismissed or diminished despite serious injury and emotional harm, says the lead author of a new paper out of York University. That’s because the issue is often invisible, complex, intertwined, messy and insidious, say co-authors York […]

LASO/SLST Prof. Amelie Barras receives SSHRC 2020 Insight Grant

LASO/SLST Prof. Amelie Barras receives SSHRC 2020 Insight Grant

Dr. Barras is an associate professor with the Law and Society (LASO) Program for undergraduates and with the graduate program in Socio-Legal Studies (SLST). Amelie and colleagues at several Canadian universities were awarded a 2020 Insight Grant (October Competition) from SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) for their project "Politics of Religious Diversity in […]

HESO Prof. Denielle Elliott receives Dahdaleh Institute 2021 Seed Grant and is the new GPD of YorkU's STS Program

HESO Prof. Denielle Elliott receives Dahdaleh Institute 2021 Seed Grant and is the new GPD of YorkU's STS Program

The Dahdaleh Institute's Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Steering Committee has awarded five YorkU researchers Dahdaleh Institute 2021 Seed Grants. Prof. Elliott, associate professor in the Health & Society (HESO) Program in the Department of Social Science, receives the award for her HESO-related proposal titled, “Situated neurology: An ethnographic study of neurology in Kenya.” […]