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Congratulations to Gabe Menard recipient of the Daniel G. Hill Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Sociology

PhD student Gabe Menard is the 2016 recipient of the Daniel G. Hill Prize for the Best Graduate Paper in Sociology. This award is presented annually to an Ontario resident graduate student and is chosen on the basis of the quality of a paper published between July and June of the award year. Gabe received … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Kim Pernell, Canada Research Chair in Economic Sociology

Professor Kim Pernell was recently confirmed as the Sociology Department’s latest Canada Research Chair. This honour recognizes Professor Pernell’s academic achievements and her contributions to the emerging field of economic sociology. As a scholar early in her career, Professor Pernell received a Tier II Canada Research Chair which identifies her as an “exceptional emerging researcher” … Read More

Steven Cook begins new tenure-track position at Cardiff University

In January, recent graduate Steven Cook began a new position as a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Steven recently completed and defended his dissertation, A Comparative Analysis of the Violent Victimization Experiences of Street and School Youth under the supervision of Professors Julian Tanner (supervisor), Brent Berry and Scot Wortley (Criminology). Steven’s dissertation abstract is … Read More

Holly Campeau starting new position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Alberta

Recent graduate Holly Campeau will be starting a new position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta this fall. Holly completed her dissertation, Policing in unsettled times: An Analysis of Culture in the Police Organization in 2016 under the supervision of Ron Levi (supervisor), Candace Kruttschnitt and Josee Johnston. Holly’s dissertation studied … Read More

Congratulations to Professor David Pettinicchio, recipient of Ontario’s Early Researcher Award

Professor David Pettinicchio has recently been awarded one of the Province of Ontario’s Early Researcher Awards. These awards, provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation, give funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to help them build their research teams. Professor Pettinicchio will use his award to support students working … Read More

Ito Peng featured as a “woman moving the world forward”

The website Refinery29 recently wrote an article highlighting the work of women involved with UN Women; in it, they profiled Professor Ito Peng whose work as Director of the Centre for Global Social Policy and research into gender, migration and the work of care has her collaborating with a number of international agencies like UN … Read More

Professor Phil Goodman’s new book takes the long view in criminal justice reform

Professor Phil Goodman and his co-authors have recently published a book that challenges the commonly held view that the history of criminal justice in the US can be understood as a pendulum. While the pendulum perspective argues that social attitudes and policy swing back and forth from lenient to strict policies, Goodman, Page and Phelps … Read More

66 of our faculty and graduate students participating at this year’s CSA

The Canadian Sociological Association is meeting this year in Toronto (hosted by Ryerson University) in conjunction with the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences from May 27 – June 2. The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an annual multidisciplinary gathering of scholars in Canada. It brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers and … Read More

Tony Zhang to begin new position as Assistant Professor at St. Thomas More College

This fall, doctoral candidate Tony Zhang will begin a new position as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Thomas More College in the University of Saskatchewan. Tony is currently completing his dissertation, Contextual Effects and Support for Liberalism: A Comparative Analysis, under the supervision of Professors Robert Brym (supervisor), Bob Andersen (Western) and Weiguo … Read More

Congratulations to the 11 PhD graduates of 2016/17

This year, eleven of our PhD students successfully defended their dissertations and graduated with their doctorates. Follow the careers of our PhD graduates by perusing our PhD alumni page. Congratulations this year go to: Salina Abji Salina’s dissertation was Emerging Citizenships: Efforts to Address Violence against Non-Status Women in Toronto and she was supervised by … Read More

3 Sociology professors look into parenting stress experienced by Syrian refugees

With fully 60 percent of Canada’s recent influx of Syrian refugees being under the age of 15, this group is largely composed of children and the adults who care for them. The parents or primary caregivers of these children face both the enormous tasks involved in acclimatizing themselves to a new culture and environment and … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Chun, recipient of UTSC Research Faculty Award

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Chun, recently named a University of Toronto, Scarborough Research Excellence Faculty Scholar. This award recognizes Professor Chun as an “outstanding and innovative world class researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact in (her) field.” It is UTSC’s highest faculty research honour and she will hold the title for three years. … Read More

Professor Lorne Tepperman brings sociology to college

Professor Lorne Tepperman has decided that it is time to bring academic, university-level sociology to a new audience: namely, to community college students. Doing so requires new writing strategies that include collaboration with community college instructors, easier-to-read writing, and the extensive use of visual aids to communicate complicated sociological ideas in simple ways. Already, this … Read More

PhD Candidate Tony Zhang on the power of weather

Doctoral Candidate Tony Zhang recently published an article looking at the effects of weather on the likelihood of social movements and how people’s sensitivity to weather conditions reflects the macro political opportunity context. Tony is currently completing his dissertation entitled Contextual Effects and Support for Liberalism: A Comparative Analysis. The article came out in 2016 … Read More

Professor Anna Korteweg on TVOs The Agenda talks about politics in the Netherlands

TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paiken recently invited Professor Anna Korteweg on the show to discuss the results of the recent election in the Netherlands. Professor Korteweg is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. She has research expertise on gender, Islam and immigrant integration in the Netherlands, … Read More

Salina Abji awarded Dennis William Magill Canada Research Award

Congratulations to Salina Abji, whose dissertation was recently awarded the 2016 Dennis William Magill Canada Research Award for best dissertation or published paper on Canadian society by a PhD student in the Department of Sociology. Salina defended her dissertation, entitled Emerging Logics of Citizenship: Activism in Response to Precarious Migration and Gendered Violence in an … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Jooyoung Lee on being appointed a Bissell-Heyd Fellow in American Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs

Professor Jooyoung Lee has been named one of the two inaugural Bissell-Heyd Fellows in American Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Professor Lee has been teaching and conducting research in the department of sociology since 2011.  He works in the area of violence and poverty in the United States. According the Munk Centre … Read More

Professor Paula Maurutto on “Travelling while Muslim”

Some of Professor Paula Maurutto’s research was recently profiled on the UTM News page. The profile features an article that that Professor Maurutto published in the Canadian Journal of Sociology with one of the graduates from our PhD program, Baljit Nagra, who is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. The article profiled … Read More

Professor Boekmann and Milkie interviewed for story on working at home

Toronto’s Metro News recently interviewed both Professor Irene Boeckmann and Professor Melissa Milkie in a story about working at home. The story starts with a reference to a recent viral video of a dad being interrupted by his children during a BBC skype interview and goes on to discuss working from home. The full story … Read More

Professor Clayton Childress on the resurgence of indie book stores

Have you noticed the resurgence of independent book stores? Professor Clayton Childress, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UTSC, recently wrote about this in a blog post for orgtheory.net. Professor Childress recently published his first book – Under the Cover which empirically follows a works of fiction from start to finish: all the way from its … Read More