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Congratulations to Professor Scott Schieman, recipient of Pearlin Award

Congratulations to Professor Scott Schieman who was awarded the 2018 Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociological Study of Mental Health. The award was presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia by Professor Blair Wheaton, also of the University of Toronto. Professor Schieman received the award based on the … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Clayton Childress on the 2018 Mary Douglas Prize from the ASA!

Congratulations to Professor Clayton Childress whose book, Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel, was recently awarded the 2018 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture. Professor Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His research focuses on the creation, production, … Read More

Professor Judith Taylor on the #MeToo Movement

Professor Judith Taylor published an article on discussing the impact of the #MeToo movement on the average workplace. She presents eight strategies we can utilize in our every day lives to address and/or prevent toxic work environments. Judith Taylor is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, jointly appointed to the … Read More

Professor Jooyoung Lee in the News: Gun Violence in Toronto

Professor Jooyoung Lee has been quoted by the Toronto Star, Global News, the National Post, and in the wake of the recent mass shooting on the Danforth. Jooyoung Lee is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. His research focuses on gun violence and its impact … Read More

Professor Neda Maghbouleh and Professor Jasmine Rault Featured on UTM’s View to the U Podcast

Professors Neda Maghbouleh and Jasmine Rault were featured on the UTM research podcast, View to the U. They discuss the research they are currently working on, including topics such as race, immigration, sexuality, archives, and digital humanities. The podcast provides a fascinating look into what really goes into conducting a research study. Dr. Maghbouleh’s work … Read More

Professor Zaheer Baber publishes photo essay: Making a Living in Neo-Liberal India

Professor Zaheer Baber has recently published a photo essay in The Citizen of India showcasing workers on the streets of India. The Citizen is an independent online daily in India with a combination of news and opinion pieces. Professor Baber’s essay connects the conditions of the workers on the streets in India with neo-Liberal policies. … Read More

PhD Student Anson Au receives Mitacs Globalink Research Award for study in South Korea

Thanks to a MITACS Globalink Research Award, Anson Au has been spending the summer of 2018 in South Korea conducting research into attitudes towards plastic surgery. Designed to encourage international collaboration, the MITACS Globalink Research Award provides funding for students in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas. Anson used his award to … Read More

U of T at the 2018 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

This year, 13 faculty members and 19 graduate students from Sociology at the University of Toronto are presenting papers at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociology Association in Philadelphia. In addition to the people presenting papers, a number of our community are also participating as session organizers, discussants or journal editorial panel members. The … Read More

Congratulations to the 2018 SSHRC Graduate Fellowship Recipients

This year, six of our PhD students received fellowships from SSHRC. One received Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program—Doctoral Scholarships and the other five received SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships. This funding will provide them with support for one to four years. Although all students in the University of Toronto graduate programs have a guaranteed funding package, … Read More

U of T at the International Sociological Association Meeting

This week, sociologists from around the world meet in Toronto for the annual meeting of the International Sociological Association. Among the people presenting papers are 24 of our University of Toronto sociology faculty members and 27 graduate students. The following table lists the titles of presentations by our community members and sessions we organized. For … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Jooyoung Lee on the 2018 Charles Horton Cooley Book Award!

Professor Jooyoung Lee’s book, Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central, recently received the 2018 Charles Horton Cooley Book Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI). According to SSSI’s website, this award is given annually to an author for a book that represents an important contribution to the perspective of symbolic … Read More

Retirement and its Discontents: New Book by Professor Michelle Pannor Silver

Why do people avoid retiring? Professor Michelle Pannor Silver has recently published a new book “Retirement and its Discontents: Why We Won’t Stop Working, Even if We Can” that seeks to understand why people with highly accomplished careers  resist retirement or are unhappy when they do retire. Silver is an Assistant Professor at the University … Read More

Congratulations to Markus Schafer, inducted as a Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America

Congratulations to Professor Markus Schafer who is one of the 2018 new fellows inducted into The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). The GSA is largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging in North America. It is committed to advancing the study of aging and to promoting human welfare through gerontology and includes participation … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Kathy Liddle, recipient of a University of Toronto Teaching Fellowship

Congratulations go to Professor Kathy Liddle who was awarded a 2018 University of Toronto Fellowship.  The fellowship program provides teaching stream faculty with funds and time to develop significant pedagogical innovations in their courses or in their department’s programs. These fellowships seek to “develop and cultivate leadership and mentoring skills, and encourage capacity-building to support … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Jayne Baker, recipient of a U of T Early Career Teaching Award

Congratulations to Professor Jayne Baker, recently awarded an Early Career Teaching Award. The University of Toronto has been awarding this prize since 2015 with up to four early career faculty members honoured each year. The award recognizes “faculty members who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement, and teaching innovation.” Professor Baker is … Read More

Congratulations to Merin Oleschuk, recipient of CAFS Student Paper Award

Congratulations go to Merin Oleschuk whose paper, Foodies of Colour: Authenticity and Exoticism in Omnivorous Food Culture” published in Cultural Sociology recently received the Canadian Association for Food Studies’ Student Paper Award. The CAFS established  the Student Paper award in 2011 to recognize scholarly excellence and encourage participation by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is offered annually … Read More

Professor Jooyoung Lee in Vice Canada: 3 Gun Violence Scholars on What is Missing from America’s Gun Control Debate

An article written by Professor Jooyoung Lee was published on Professor Lee and two other scholars, Joseph Richardson Jr. and Desmond Patton, discuss grief, intersectionality, and the role of social media in the wake of Parkland, among other potentially overlooked issues in the current debate. Professor Lee is an Associate Professor of Sociology at … Read More

Professor Josee Johnston Featured on CBC Ideas show “The Restaurant: A Table Divided”

Professor Josée Johnston was recently featured in a CBC Radio Ideas documentary The Restaurant: A Table Divided. Produced by Michelle Macklem and Zoe Tennant, the documentary  examines how the institution of the restaurant reflects the nature of our social world. Along with food historians and restaurateurs, Professor Johnston weighs in on the role of the restaurant in today’s … Read More

Anelyse Weiler pens article on farm workers and sexual violence for the

Ph.D. candidate Anelyse Weiler recently contributed an article to the Conversation discussing migrant farm workers’ vulnerability to sexual violence. Anelyse has studied migrant farm workers at both the Master’s and Doctoral levels and is currently conducting research for her dissertation, The Periphery in the Core: Investigating Migration, Agrarian Citizenship and Metabolic Rift Through a Case … Read More

U of T Sociologists discuss the Toronto Yonge and Finch van attack

Professors Judith Taylor and Jooyoung Lee spoke on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paiken to discuss the possible motivations behind the Toronto van attack and the role of toxic masculinity in violent acts. In the half-hour segment, Professors Taylor and Lee join also with Osgoode Hall’s Jamil Jivani in their discussion with Steve Paiken. The … Read More