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Food security at whose expense? PhD candidate Anelyse Weiler co-authors new article in International Migration

International Migration recently published an article co-authored by PhD candidate Anelyse Weiler, along with Janet McLaughlin of Wilfrid Laurier University and Donald Cole at UofT’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Focusing on Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP), the authors critically analyze employer claims that changing the status quo for migrant farm workers’ labour … Read More

Recent PhD Graduate Paulina Garcia Del Moral to begin new position at the University of Guelph

Recent graduate Paulina García Del Moral will be starting a new position as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology this January at the University of Guelph. Paulina completed her dissertation, Feminicidio, Transnational Legal Activism and State Responsibility in Mexico, in 2015 under the supervision of Professors Anna Korteweg (co-supervisor), Ron Levi (co-supervisor) and Karen Knop (Faculty of Law). … Read More

Professor Ito Peng featured in the Faculty of Arts and Science News

Professor Ito Peng is the Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy and the Principle Investigator of the SSHRC funded partnership research project titled Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care. Her research on migrant care work was recently featured in an article by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Science News. We have posted … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Monica Boyd, recipient of the 2017 Canadian Population Society Award

Congratulations to Professor Monica Boyd who received the Canadian Population Society Award for 2017. The CPS awards this prize once every two years to a Canadian scholar who “has shown outstanding commitment to the profession of demography and whose cumulative work has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline in Canada, through … Read More

Professor Neda Maghbouleh’s new book asks what “whiteness” means for Iranian Americans

Professor Neda Maghbouleh has recently published a book exploring the racialization of Iranian Americans. The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race draws on ethnographic and archival research that Professor Maghbouleh began in her dissertation and postdoctoral research projects to show how Iranians navigate ambiguous identities in the American racial landscape. The book’s publisher, … Read More

Professor Neda Maghbouleh interviewed about Syrian refugee families by Canadian Family

Canadian Family magazine recently ran an article featuring an interview with Professor Neda Maghbouleh. Professor Maghbouleh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, with teaching responsibilities on the Mississauga campus. The article asks how Canadians can help Syrian refugee families as they settle in Canada. Professor Maghbouleh’s answers draw from the … Read More

Professor Ito Peng’s team of undergraduate RAs produce SSHRC storytellers video on Caring about Care

In recent years, SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) has held a SSHRC Storytellers contest in which they solicit brief videos from students working on SSHRC-funded research projects. Most of the submissions come from graduate students but that didn’t deter Professor Ito Peng’s team of undergraduate research assistants from doing their own … Read More

Professor Patricia Landolt reflects on Precarious Noncitizenship and Canadian Sociology

Professor Patricia Landolt recently provided an article for the International Sociological Association’s newsletter, Global Dialogue. In it, she shows how a sociological lens can change the way we think of new trends in migration in Canada and elsewhere. The entire article is available on the Global Dialogue site; we have pasted an excerpt below. Sociology … Read More

Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah’s new research project looks into the connection between the representation of black criminality Toronto and growing Black incarceration

Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah has recently received a Connaught New Researcher Award to pursue research into the representation of black criminality in Toronto. Professor Owusu-Bempah’s research addresses a context in which Canada’s Black federal prison population has increased dramatically – from 767 Black inmates in 2005 to 1,340 in 2015. This period coincided with growing public … Read More

Professor Jeff Reitz speaks on CityTV about hate crimes against Muslims

Professor Jeffrey Reitz recently gave an interview to CityTV news for a piece about hate crimes directed against Muslims. Professor Reitz is the Harney Professor of Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies and has published widely in the area of immigration in Canada and Europe. The City TV clip is available on The Critical Mention website here.

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

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

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 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

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:

Neda Maghbouleh speaks to CTV and Global on Islamophobia in Canada

The Quebec City mosque shooting on January 29th was an indication of Islamophobia in Canada. Shortly after the shooting, Professor Neda Maghbouleh spoke on CTV and Global News about the danger of Islamophobia. Professor Maghbouleh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, with teaching responsibilities at the UTM campus. Her research … Read More

Does Diversity Work?

UTM Sociology Professor Ellen Berrey was recently profiled on the UTM Research News page. The full story is available on their website. We have pasted the beginning of the piece here: Does ‘diversity’ work? Assistant Professor Ellen Berrey Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – 2:31pm The concept of diversity has been celebrated and supported at major … Read More

Congratulations to Ito Peng, CRC in Global Social Policy

Congratulations to Professor Peng, named Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy This honour recognizes Professor Peng’s academic achievements and her contributions to the emerging field of global social policy. The Canada Research Chair program recognizes scholars in Canada who are “outstanding, world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields,” who … Read More

Including all voices in political deliberation

Imagine a political discussion that involves in-depth reasoned discussion and has the potential to move people with entrenched positions to considering alternative viewpoints. In light of the recent US election, such a scenario might seem utopian. Even so, participation in political communication is one of the cornerstones of democracy. Robust democratic involvement asks that citizens … Read More

“Go Back to Your Country!”: Migrant Women Challenging Migrant Containment in South Korea

Professor Hae Yeon Choo discusses her new book on gender, migration and citizenship on the Gender & Society Blog.