Schedule at a Glance

Sessions subject to change.

All activities will occur at the Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Governance.

Friday July 13

1:00pm Registration

1:30pm Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Welcome and Introduction, William Magee
  • Greetings from the RC representatives (RC19: Daniel Beland; RC15: Stephanie Short)
  • Greeting from Ito Peng, Director of The Centre for Global Social Policy
  • Introduction to the Symposium’s Program from the MC, Ito Peng

2:00pm Opening Plenary: Gender, Health and Care in the Global Context: Issues, Debates and Agenda

  • Daniel Beland (University of Saskatchewan, Sociology & Public Policy)
  • Pat Armstrong (York University)
  • Sonya Michel (University of Maryland, History)

4:00-6:00pm Reception

Saturday July 14

Continental breakfast will be provided.

9:00am Session 1
Sociology & Comparative Social Policies: Emergent research on organizations and policies related to health and care.

  • Joe Harris (Boston University): “Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism”
  • Arjumand Siddiqui (University of Toronto Public Health: Epi): “Insights from Examining the Health Impacts of Social Assistance Policies in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom”

10:00am Session 2:
Social movements & Cultural processes

  • Blake Poland (University of Toronto Public Health): “Social movements as global health allies: unpacking the potential and the practice”
  • Erica DiRuggerio (University of Toronto Public Health): “Unpacking Sociopolitical and Cultural Contextual Influences in Global Health”

11:00am Session 3:
Quantification of global mental health (i.e. metrics) and coloniality

  • China Mills (University of Sheffield): “Quantification of Global Mental Health and Coloniality”
  • Monica Casper (University of Arizona): “Materiality & Maternal Health”

12:00pm Lunch will be provided.

1:00pm Session 4:
Transnational Care Migration

  • Ito Peng (University of Toronto): “Caregiving and Migration in a Global Context”
  • Cynthia Cranford (University of Toronto): “Tensions and Alliances in Migrant Care Work”
  • Rachel Silvey (University of Toronto):
  • Liu Hong (Fudan Univerity): “Migrating to care in changing norms: Identity negotiation and relationship building among care workers in urban China.”

2;00pm Session 5:
Mobilities

  • Nicola Burns (Lancaster University): “Disability, Migration & Health”
  • Hannah Bradby (Uppsala University, Sweden): “Statutory health and social care provision for mobile populations”
  • Rebecca Farber (Boston University): ” Beyond Borders of Sex, Gender, and Nation: Towards a Sociology of (Trans)national Health”

3:30pm Meet the Authors
Chair: Daniel Beland
Commentator(s): TBA

  • Bruno Palier: Welfare Democracies and Party Politics: Explaining Electoral Dynamics in Times of Changing Welfare Capitalism (2018)
  • Sonya Michel and Ito Peng eds. 2017. Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim
  • Shiri Noy (University of Wyoming , Sociology): Banking on Health: The World Bank and Health Sector Reform in Latin America (2017)