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Professor Jeff Reitz quoted in Toronto Star on “name-blind” recruitment

Ottawa recently announced a decision to launch a pilot project in which the federal civil services will “blind” the names of applicants for jobs to reduce unconscious bias. The Toronto Star asked Professor Jeffrey Reitz to comment. Professor Reitz is a Professor of Sociology at the St. George campus with research expertise on immigration and … Read More

Professor Neda Maghbouleh on NPR

Professor Neda Maghbouleh recently spoke on the NPR show Code Switch about why some people say Persian and some say Iranian. Code Switch is a  podcast about race and identity. On April 19th, the show responded to the letters from their listeners. At minute 9:41, they called on Professor Maghbouleh to discuss the complications around … Read More

Professor Rachel La Touche featured by Faculty of Arts and Science as a Rising Star

The Faculty of Arts and Science News recently profiled Professor Rachel La Touche in their series on “Rising Stars.” Professor La Touche joined the Department of Sociology in the fall of 2016. Her research looks at racial and gender biases in higher education. The following is an excerpt of the longer article that is available … Read More

Are Protests Effective?

  The University of Toronto Mississauga’s newspaper, The Medium, recently featured two of our faculty members – Professors Sida Liu and David Pettinicchio – addressing the role and effectiveness of political protest. You can read the entire article online. We have posted an excerpt here.     Are protests effective? A rise in the number … Read More

Jooyoung Lee speaks on CTV re: gun violence in Toronto

Professor Jooyoung Lee is a faculty member in Sociology, with teaching responsibilities at the St. George campus. He recently spoke on CTV about the causes and character in gun violence in Toronto. Watch the video of the interview here.

Ellen Berrey speaks on Trump and the law on CTV

Ellen Berrey is a faculty member in Sociology with teaching responsibilities at the Mississauga campus. Her research focuses on law and society, race and public policy in the U.S. On February 6th, she spoke on CTV about President Trump’s travel ban. Watch the video of her interview here:  http://ctv.news/wyN6ueE

Criminal Defense in China

Professor’s Sida Liu’s new book shows how defense lawyers in China interweave politics and practice in their everyday work. Sida Liu is a faculty member at the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, teaching at the Mississauga campus. Currently he is also a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a Faculty Fellow … Read More

Jooyoung Lee in London Free Press

Jooyoung Lee is a faculty member in Sociology, teaching at the St. George Campus. His research focuses on gun violence. He spoke with the London Free Press on Wednesday, February 1. The full article is available here. Below is an excerpt. London police: More weapons seized, but lack of arrests in local gun incidents erodes … Read More

David Pettinicchio: History matters for understanding the future of disability rights

David Pettinicchio is a faculty member at the University of Toronto, with undergraduate teaching responsibilities at the Mississauga campus. His research focuses on discrimination based on disability and disability rights. Professor Pettinicchio recently wrote and published an essay in Policy Trajectories, the blog of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology. The … Read More

Neda Maghbouleh speaks to CTV on Islamophobia in Canada

Professor Neda Maghbouleh is a faculty member at the University of Toronto, Mississauga who specializes in race, racism and immigration. She spoke today on CTV in the wake of the shooting in a Quebec City mosque on Sunday, January 29th. Watch the interview here

Black and Blue: Akwasi Owusu-Bempah in U of T Magazine

Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah is a faculty member at the University of Toronto, Mississauga with expertise in the area of race and policing. U of T Magazine featured an interview with him in the Winter 2017 edition. The entire interview is available here and includes a link to the TEDxUofT talk that Owusu-Bempah and Scot Wortley, … Read More

Jooyoung Lee speaks on CBC Regina about gun amnesties

Jooyoung Lee is a faculty member at the University of Toronto, teaching at the St. George Campus. His research focuses on gun violence. On January 26, Professor Jooyoung Lee joined host Sheila Coles and Regina police chief Evan Bray in a discussion about gun amnesties on the Morning Edition, a Regina CBC radio program. Watch … Read More

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah in Spacing Toronto on Pride and Black Lives Matter

Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah is a faculty member at the University of Toronto, Mississauga with expertise in the area of race and policing. This piece, written with Mariana Valverde of the Centre for Criminology, was published in Spacing Magazine on January 25, 2017. The complete piece is available online The following is an excerpt of the … Read More

Professor Jooyoung Lee talks guns on Pulse 107.7

Professor Jooyoung Lee recently spoke with Kash Heed on 107.7 Pulse FM talking about gun violence, mental health and the victims of crime. Pulse 107.7 is a radio station located in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. The Kash Heed show is a public affairs morning show. Professor Jooyoung Lee teaches sociology and criminology at … Read More

Just how much do book prizes matter?

Book prizes play a monumental role in contemporary literary culture. Not only do they boost sales for winning and short-listed authors, they also help to define what is seen as “quality” in literature. If the effects of the prize are long lasting, book prize judges wield a tremendous amount of power over culture and literary … Read More

Ping-Chun Hsiung’s “Lives and Legacies”provides interactive instruction in qualitative interviewing

Teaching the skills needed for qualitative interviewing poses particular challenges. Students need to learn how to frame and ask questions, how to practice reflexivity, and how to analyze interview data. Such skills cannot be learned simply by reading about them in a textbook. Recognizing that practice provides the best way to learn the skills involved … Read More

“What if I don’t take my meds?” Amy Klassen’s research has the answer

Congratulations to Doctoral Candidate Amy Lynn Klassen who recently published an article about the governance of non-compliant psychiatric patients under the law, and its implications for understanding capability and risk. She thanks SSHRC for funding the research that resulted in this publication. The full article is currently behind a paywall. For those with access, it … Read More

Scott Schieman on BNN: rethinking work-life balance

Professor Scott Schieman was recently interviewed by the Business News Network on a segment about Work-Life Balance. In the segment, Professor Schieman draws on findings from his CIHR-funded national study into work-life stress among Canadians. Professor Schieman is currently the Chair of the St. George Campus Department of Sociology and he is a Canada Research … Read More

Congratulations to Kim Pernell, recipient of 2016 Richard J. Hernstein Prize

Congratulations to Professor Kim Pernell whose PhD dissertation was recently awarded the Richard J. Herrnstein Prize from Harvard University. Professor Pernell finished her dissertation in the spring of 2016 before joining us at the University of Toronto (St. George) this summer. The Richard J. Herrnstein Prize is awarded annually by the Graduate School of Arts … Read More

From Science: Twas the Night before grant deadline

This appeared in Science on Dec. 21, 2016. Maybe I’ll make a Canadianized and social science appropriate version for next year. If I can find a rhyme for SSHRC… ‘Twas the night before grant deadline By Adam RubenDec. 21, 2016 , 12:30 PM ‘Twas the night before grant deadline, 7:15. Many creatures were stirring, thanks … Read More