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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 […]

News Catchup with CRIM professor Natasha Tusikov

News Catchup with CRIM professor Natasha Tusikov

Criminology professor and Foundations Co-ordinator Dr. Natasha Tusikov’s research and commentary is in high demand. Her prodigious output of late includes an appearance on The National news program, in an article with Global News, and authoring and co-authoring a series of articles with CIGI – The Centre for International Governance Innovation – an international think […]

LASO/SLST Prof. Amelie Barras co-edits new book Producing Islam(s) in Canada: On Knowledge, Positionality, and Politics

LASO/SLST Prof. Amelie Barras co-edits new book Producing Islam(s) in Canada: On Knowledge, Positionality, and Politics

LASO/SLST Prof. Amelie Barras co-edits new book Producing Islam(s) in Canada: On Knowledge, Positionality, and Politics  The Department of Social Science is pleased to announce that Dr. Barras has co-edited a new book “Producing Islam(s) in Canada: On Knowledge, Positionality, and Politics” that provides critical analysis by leading researchers of Islam in Canada.   Dr. Amelie […]

BUSO prof. Nga Dao examines the informal financial sector in rural Vietnam in new YCAR brief

BUSO prof. Nga Dao examines the informal financial sector in rural Vietnam in new YCAR brief

In the York Centre for Asian Research’s latest Asia Research Brief, Asia Research Brief #47 | Money pool (Hụi/Họ) in the Mekong Delta: An Old Way of Doing Finance in Rural Vietnam (PDF), Dr. Nga Dao examines the informal financial sector in rural Vietnam.  ROSCA, or money pools (called Hụi, Họ, Phường or Biêu, depending […]

Looking for Project Coordinator: Overcoming Epidemics in Transnational Black Communities Research Cluster

Looking for Project Coordinator: Overcoming Epidemics in Transnational Black Communities Research Cluster

With the African Studies program of LA&PS as the intellectual hub and The Tubman Institute as host, the Overcoming Epidemics in Transnational Black Communities Research Cluster aims to explore and interrogate the intersection between structural and social injustices that drive vulnerability and black communities’ experiences in mitigation, response, and recovery from severe epidemics –broadly defined as persistent and […]

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 […]