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Work, Stratification and Markets

Professor Jooyoung Lee’s new book Blowin’ Up

Professor Jooyoung Lee’s recently published book Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central sheds light on South Central L.A.’s underground rap culture.  Professor Lee’s research on this subject has taken him deep into the core of South Central’s hip hop scene to a community workshop called Project Blowed.  For years, Project Blowed has supported young … Read More

P2P: Underpaid But Satisfied

Every student in the Sociology PhD program at the University of Toronto completes the Research Practicum course in their second year. This course involves each student working directly on a research project with a faculty member through the various stages of research and writing while also meeting with other graduate students in the course to … Read More

New Website for The Centre for Global Social Policy

Established in 2013, The Centre for Global Social Policy functions as a hub supporting collaborative work that takes a global perspective to social policy research.  The Centre is housed in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto; Professor Ito Peng is the Centre’s director. The Centre’s work is currently dominated by a major … Read More

Gender and the Artist Archetype

Congratulations to Doctoral Candidate Diana Miller who recently published an article that reviews scholarship on gender inequalities among creative and artistic producers. The article is currently behind a paywall but here is the citation and abstract. Miller, D. L. (2016) Gender and the Artist Archetype: Understanding Gender Inequality in Artistic Careers. Sociology Compass, 10: 119–131. … Read More

Rock Stars and Bad Apples

Congratulations to Anelyse Weiler who recently published an article about precarious farm labour. The article is currently behind a paywall but here is the citation and abstract. Weiler, A. M., Otero, G., and Wittman, H. (2016) Rock Stars and Bad Apples: Moral Economies of Alternative Food Networks and Precarious Farm Work Regimes. Antipode, doi: 10.1111/anti.12221. … Read More

Americans with Disabilities Act 25 yrs later

Earlier this year, the Americans with Disabilities Act celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Professor David Pettinicchio, whose dissertation research studied the ADA, wrote a number of Opinion pieces for the media to coincide with this anniversary. The following piece was published in Talking Points Memo on July 29th. Other pieces appeared in USA Today and the … Read More

Protesting Publics in South Korea

In January 2011, Kim Jin-Suk a former welder and union activist, climbed atop Crane 85 located 35 meters above ground at a Hanjin shipyard near the Korean port city of Busan. There, he lived without running water and endured subzero temperatures and monsoon rains for ten consecutive months (309 days) to protest the layoff of … Read More

PhD Student Anelyse Weiler named Trudeau Scholar

Anelyse Weiler, a second year PhD student in Sociology at the University of Toronto, was recently awarded a prestigious Trudeau Scholarship to support her doctoral work. Every year, The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation offers scholarships to outstanding doctoral candidates addressing themes of particular relevance to Canadian society. Trudeau scholars are PhD students who have shown … Read More