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Professor Judith Taylor speaks on CTV News about the movement to wear black at the 75th Golden Globes

The recent 75th Golden Globes Awards Show was used as a platform for individuals in Hollywood and film to demonstrate their solidarity with victims of sexual assault within the industry, by wearing black to the ceremony. University of Toronto’s Sociology Professor Judith Taylor was featured on CTV News discussing the movement and its implications for … Read More

Congratulations to Jenna Valleriani, postdoc researcher at BC Centre on Substance Use

Congratulations to Jenna Valleriani who will begin a postdoctoral research position at the British Columbia Centre On Substance Use (BCCSU) in January 2018. Jenna defended her dissertation,  ‘Staking a Claim’: Legal and Illegal Cannabis Markets in Canada, in December under the supervision of  Candace Kruttschnitt, Patricia Erickson and Ronit Dinovitzer. The thesis abstract is as follows: Dissertation Abstract This … Read More

Congratulations to Alice Hoe, post-doctoral visitor at York University

Congratulations to Alice Hoe who completed her dissertation and has recently begun a new post as a Postdoctoral Visitor at York University. Alice’s dissertation was called Working in ‘Bad Jobs’: Immigrants in the New Canadian Economy. She conducted her research under the supervision of Professor Monica Boyd, with her full committee including Professors Cynthia Cranford … Read More

Professor Jooyoung Lee Interviewed in Black Perspectives

Professor Jooyoung Lee was recently interviewed on the blog Black Perspectives about his book, Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central. In the interview Professor Lee discusses the research, methods, and inspiration for his book, which is an ethnographic study of the lives of young Black men in Los Angeles and how they are affected by gang … Read More

“Why I left Donald Trump’s America” – Professor Jerry Flores authors Op-Ed in the Toronto Star

Sociology Professor Jerry Flores recently wrote an Op-Ed piece in the Toronto Star, titled “Why I left Donald Trump’s America.” In the piece he discusses his experiences as a Latino growing up and living in the USA and how the election of Donald Trump to presidency in 2016 influenced his decision to move to Canada. … Read More

PhD Candidate Kerri Scheer on Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Sociology PhD Candidate Kerri Scheer  authored a post on Sociological Images concerning the rise of “the Ugly Christmas Sweater” trend. In the post Scheer explores the role of nostalgia and consumerism in driving the popularity of Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Kerri Scheer is a PhD candidate at the U of T Sociology Department. She is currently working toward her … Read More

Professor Melissa Milkie on housework and gender norms

Sociology Professor Melissa Milkie was recently featured in an article by The Toronto Star discussing the gender roles and expectations around household work. The article reported on the persistence of a gendered division of household chores and the guilt many women feel when they do not live up to their own housework standards. In explaining … Read More

Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah on Cannabis Legalization in Canada

Sociology Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah recently authored a post on The Broadbent Blog discussing the need for an approach to the cannabis legalization process in Canada that focuses on equity and reparation. The Broadbent Blog is affiliated with the Broadbent Institute, an independent organization dedicated to research for the promotion of democracy, equality and sustainability. In his blog post, … Read More

Professor Jooyoung Lee on Zip Guns

Sociology Professor Jooyoung Lee was recently featured in an article by CBC News reporting on the use of a “zip gun” by a Saskatoon man during a confrontation with police. According to Professor Lee although zip guns are relatively uncommon, they are appealing because they are easily made and untraceable by the government’s gun control … Read More

Professor Jooyoung Lee’s Research featured in The Atlantic

Professor Jooyoung Lee’s research was recently featured in a piece on “The Hidden Victims of American Gun Violence” published by The Atlantic Magazine. The article discusses the knowledge gap within research concerning non-fatal shooting victims and the implications of this gap for victims and their families, policymakers, and healthcare providers. The article discusses findings from … Read More

Professor Jerry Flores calls for action for missing and murdered Indigenous women in University of California Press blog post

Professor Jerry Flores recently published a blog post for the University of California Press, entitled “Young and at Risk: Canada’s First Nation Women and California’s Latinas.” Professor Flores is an Assistant Professor of Sociology with teaching responsibilities on the Mississauga campus. He joined our faculty in 2017 and teaches in the areas of gender and … Read More

Professor Neda Maghbouleh interviewed on New Books Network podcast

Professor Neda Maghbouleh was recently interviewed on the New Books Network podcast. She discussed her new book The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race, which examines the racialized experiences of young Iranian-Americans. The New Books Network is a “consortium of podcasts dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing … Read More

Professor David Pettinicchio examines labour market barriers faced by women with disabilities

Professor David Pettinicchio recently published an article on the Scholars Strategy Network website discussing the findings of his study with Michelle Maroto, “Employment Outcomes Among Men and Women with Disabilities: How the Intersection of Gender and Disability Status Shapes Labor Market Inequality”. According to the study, the negative effects of the intersections between gender and disability … Read More

Professor Ashley Rubin considers the meaning of criminology in Law and Society Association blog post

Professor Ashley Rubin recently published a blog post for the Law and Society Association’s Collaborative Research Network Punishment and Society entitled “What is Criminology? Who is a Criminologist?”. In the post, Professor Rubin discusses the difficulty in defining criminology as a broad, interdisciplinary field and proposes three new subfields within the discipline to ensure greater … Read More

PhD candidate Anelyse Weiler co-authors funding report for the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation

PhD candidate Anelyse Weiler recently co-authored “Strengthening Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Northern Canada through North-South Exchanges”, a funding report for the Trudeau Foundation, with Sophia Murphy, a PhD candidate at the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. The report discussed the Foundation’s targeted areas of inquiry initiative, … Read More

Professor Neda Maghbouleh featured on USC podcast

Professor Neda Maghbouleh was recently featured in USC Annenberg’s Michael Radcliffe’s podcast on Tehrangeles, a Los Angeles neighbourhood that’s home to the largest population of Iranians outside of Iran. In the podcast, Professor Maghbouleh discusses the importance of the area, and how it creates a connection to a home country for its mainly Iranian immigrant … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Candace Kruttschnitt on being inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Candace Kruttschnitt is the latest Sociology Professor at the University of Toronto to become a fellow at the Royal Society of Canada. The Royal Society is, according to its mandate,  “Canada’s National Academy, the senior collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists in the country.” It seeks  to “promote learning and research in the … Read More

Congratulations to Lawrence Williams, recipient of the 2017 Daniel G Hill Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Sociology

Congratulations to Lawrence Williams, winner of the 2017 Daniel G Hill Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Sociology at the University of Toronto.  The department awards the prize annually to an Ontario resident graduate student on the basis of the quality of a paper published between July and June of the award year. Williams’s winning … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Sida Liu for his honourable mention in the Asian Law & Society Association Book Award

Congratulations to Professor Sida Liu who recently received an honourable mention in the Asian Law & Society Association Book Award for his book, Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work. The book was co-authored with Terence C. Halliday, and examines the routine work and political mobilization of defense lawyers in China. Professor Liu is an Assistant … Read More

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Jenna Valleriani and Professors Adam Green and Barry Adams, recipients of the Anselm Strauss Award for Qualitative Family Research

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Jenna Valleriani and Professor Adam Green who received the 2017 Anselm Strauss Award for Qualitative Family Research from the National Council on Family Relations for their article on marital monogamy. Jenna is currently completing her dissertation, ‘The Green Rush’: Social Movements, Entrepreneurship and the Emerging Medical Cannabis Industry in Canada, supervised by Professor Candace Kruttschnitt. … Read More