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December 2017

Connaught New Researcher Award deadline

December 1, 2017
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The Connaught New Researcher Award program seeks to help new tenure stream faculty members at the University of Toronto establish competitive research programs. A majority of the available funds will be allocated to awards of up to $10,000; and the remaining funds will be allocated to top-up a limited number of these awards to a maximum of $35,000. Top-up funding will be provided to the highest ranked proposals that also identify a specific need for the additional funding.

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Winter Holidays – University Closure

December 21, 2017 - January 3, 2018
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Note that the Department Offices will be close on Thursday, December 21st for the Winter Break. The office staff will return to their regular hours on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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January 2018

Feminist Salon

January 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
254 Rusholme Road, 254 Rusholme Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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On February 14, 2018, Sharmila Rudrappa is coming to the department colloquium (2pm, Room 240, 725 Spadina Ave), and we are hosting a Feminist Salon that evening to have a more in-depth discussion about feminist ethnography and global fieldwork, and to celebrate a feminist valentine’s day! Sharmila Rudrappa is a professor of sociology and the Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and has written a fascinating book, Discounted Life: The Price of Global…

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The Feminist Seminar

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Inaugural Roundtable: “What To Do With Gender? A Feminist Conversation with Melissa Milkie, Cynthia Cranford, Jerry Flores, and Hae Yeon Choo” What do we do when we want to make gender analysis salient in our research? In the era of intersectionality and gender mainstreaming, what does it mean to focus on gender as a central analytic? When gender is not front and centre in some of our work, could it still be feminist research? As feminist sociologists who study gender…

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Joint Workshop: Feminist Seminar/Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Workshop

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rm 41 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario (ON) M5S 2J4 Canada
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Jessica Stallone (MA student, Department of Sociology) “The (In)Visibility of Muslim Women: Complex Negotiations and Navigations for Muslim Women Who Veil and those Who Don't” Discussant: TBA

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Community Screening of The Remants (공동정범) & Panel with Documentary Filmmaker Min Sook Lee and Anthropologist Jesook Song

January 20 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5 Canada
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Title: The Remnants 공동정범 Directors: Kim Il-rhan, Lee Hyuk-sang Genre: Documentary Production: Korea 2016 Running time: 116 min (panel and open Q&A will follow screening) Doors Open: 2:15pm Screening Starts: 2:30pm Audio: Korean (with English subtitles) *Open to Public; Tickets are free of charge (please click the button below to be taken to eventbrite page) In January 20, 2009, a commercial building in Yongsan, a central district of Seoul, South Korea, erupted into flames. It was during a police crackdown of the building’s tenants-turned-evictees who were staging a protest…

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Toronto Theory Workshop

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Rm 247 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J4 Canada
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Alicia Eads (University of Toronto Sociology Post-Doctoral Scholar), “Saving Banks but not Homeowners: cultural meaning in crisis policymaking") Discussants: Kim Pernell, Gabe Menard Abstract: Why did policymakers not intervene to stabilize the housing market during the recent economic crisis in the U.S.? Research on policymaking tends to take the policymaking problem as given, and seeks to explain policymaking by the constraining and constitutive forces of organizational and institutional structures. However, when economic shocks disrupt the reproductive nature of such structures,…

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February 2018

SSHRC Insight Development Grant final deadline

February 2
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Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. Within the Insight Development Grants funding opportunity, funding is available for two distinct categories of scholars: emerging scholars and established scholars. Emerging scholars: This funding supports high-quality research projects by emerging scholars to…

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Tri-Campus Meeting

February 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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All campus faculty meeting to discuss ongoing issues.  Specific agenda items to follow.

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Feminist Seminar

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 41 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario (ON) M5S 2J4 Canada
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On February 14, Sharmila Rudrappa, is coming to the department colloquium, and we are hosting a Feminist Salon that evening to have a more in-depth discussion about feminist ethnography and global fieldwork, and to celebrate a feminist valentine’s day! Sharmila Rudrappa is a professor of sociology and the Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and has written a fascinating book, Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India (New York University Press, 2015) based on her extensive fieldwork in India. Judy Taylor is…

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