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Postdoctoral Fellow James (Jay) Johnson Publishes “Challenging Policies and Contextualizing Rights: Civil Society Litigation and Refugee and Asylum Seeker Governance in South African Cities”

Postdoctoral Fellow, James (Jay) Johnson recently published his article entitled “Challenging Policies and Contextualizing Rights: Civil Society Litigation and Refugee and Asylum Seeker Governance in South African Cities.” Published in the Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, the article explores the relationship between civil society litigation and state institutions and focuses on the reopening of … Read More

Philip Badawy hired for Tenure Track Position at the University of Alberta

On July 1, 2022, PhD candidate Philip Badawy will join the University of Alberta’s Department of Sociology as a tenure track Assistant Professor. His dissertation, which will be defended in August, is titled “A ‘Holy Grail’ of Work and Economic Life? When and How Schedule Control Functions as a Resource.” The dissertation was completed under … Read More

Congratulations to Man Xu, Recipient of Doctoral Fellowship from The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation

Congratulations to Man Xu, who recently received a Doctoral Fellowship from The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. The fellowship offers financial support to doctoral candidates enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities … Read More

Congratulations to Five PhD Students Receiving SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships

Five PhD students received SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships this year. The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities. This support allows scholars to fully focus on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields, and to contribute to the Canadian research … Read More

Congratulations to Sara Hormozinejad, Recipient of Harney Graduate Research Fellowship in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies for 2022-2023

Congratulations to Sara Hormozinejad, second year PhD student in sociology, for receiving the R.F. Harney Graduate Research Fellowship in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Policy. The Harney Fellowship offers funding to advanced graduate students conducting research in areas related to citizenship, migration, and diversity. Under the supervision … Read More

Congratulations to Four PhD Students Receiving Canadian Graduate Scholarships (CGS-D)

Congratulations to Four PhD Students Receiving Canadian Graduate Scholarships (CGS-D). The program supports and promotes research excellence in a wide variety of disciplines and broad fields of health, natural sciences and engineering, and the social sciences and humanities, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. This support allows scholars to fully concentrate on their doctoral studies, to … Read More

Congratulations to Noga Keidar and Youngrong Lee, recipients of the 2022 Dennis William Magill Canada Research Award

Congratulations to Noga Keidar and Youngrong Lee, winners of the 2022 Dennis William Magill Canada Research Award. The award is given annually for a paper or dissertation of exceptional merit that deals with a sociological aspect of Canadian Society. Noga’s dissertation “The Making of Urban Knowledge: Ideas, Cities, and Gurus” explores the knowledge making process … Read More

Congratulations to Cinthya Guzman for winning the University’s TA Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to Cinthya Guzman for winning the University’s TA Teaching Excellence Award. This university-wide award recognizes TAs who regularly inspire and challenge undergraduate students. Cinthya is a PhD candidate of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on sociological theory, culture, and gender.

Congratulations to PhD Student Mircea Gherghina for Receiving a Climate Positive Energy Initiative Graduate Scholarship (2022-2023)

Congratulations to PhD student Mircea Gherghina, who recently received a Climate Positive Energy Initiative Graduate Scholarship (2022-2023) from the University of Toronto. The scholarship supports students who are active in “re-envisioning and transforming our energy systems and achieving carbon negative emissions.” Mircea is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of … Read More

PhD student Isra Saymour publishes first peer-reviewed journal article in Human Geography

Isra Saymour’s article entitled “ The oilfields of Mesopotamia: Resource conflict, oil extraction and heritage destruction in Iraq” was recently published in Human Geography. Quoting from the article Abstract: “Using a critical, multidisciplinary array of secondary sources, this paper links oil, conflict, and culture against a (neo)colonial backdrop to illustrate that Operation Iraqi Freedom was … Read More

Assistant Professor Sharla Alegria on a NASA panel considering the next generation of astrophysics observatories

Sociology Assistant Professor Sharla Alegria presented in a panel discussion at NASA’s recent workshop entitled, Precursors to Pathways: Science Enabling NASA Astrophysics Future Great Observatories. Alegria was one of two outside panelists who participated along with three NASA community members in a conversation to guide NASA’s thinking about inclusivity in the development of future observatories … Read More

Improving the lives of subsidized housing tenants – Professor Prentiss Dantzler partners with Toronto Community Housing

One of the common goals that brings together University of Toronto Sociology Professor Prentiss Dantzler and the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is to find ways to provide tenants with affordable places to live. Data is needed to understand better the nuanced demographics and mobility patterns of those receiving housing subsidies. Their proposed study, funded … Read More

Professor Sandy Welsh quoted in Global News story on workplace harassment and violence

Global News published a story on March 30, 2022 covering the findings of a new study which was the result of a partnership between researchers from the University of Toronto, Western University, and the Canadian Labour Congress. More than half of the employees participating in the survey reported experiencing at least one form of violence … Read More

PhD Student, Umaima Miraj publishes “For a Revolutionary Feminist World-Systems Analysis: The Case of Ghada”

Sociology doctoral candidate, Umaima Miraj recently published “For a Revolutionary Feminist World-Systems Analysis: The Case of Ghada” in the Journal of World Systems Research. In the article, Miraj examínes how women’s contributions to revolutionary anti-colonial movements remain limited, and often marginalized or forgotten. She proposes that feminist world-systems need to rethink theories of anti-systemic movements … Read More

C4eRadio: Ethics of Research Podcast (Ep. 3): An interview with Jessica Stallone on anti-Muslim racism in Canada

In this episode, Aden interviews Jessica Stallone who is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

Professor Patricia Landolt on the impact of Covid-19 on non-status migrant workers

Sociology Professor Patricia Landolt recently contributed to a City News story about the impact of Covid-19 on the health and finances of non-status migrant workers. Following Landolt’s survey, conducted in collaboration with a York University Colleague and the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto, City News reported that because migrant workers, many of whom are essential … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Ron Levi, recipient of the 2022 UofT Global Educator Award

Ron Levi is Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Department of Sociology, and is Distinguished Professor of Global Justice. He has been chosen to receive the 2022 U of T Global Educator Award, which gives recognition to University of Toronto faculty members who demonstrate an ability to successfully … Read More

Congratulations to Marie-Lise Drapeau-Bisson, recipient of a postdoctoral SSHRC Grant

Marie-Lise Drapeau-Bisson, PhD Student at the University of Toronto, recently received a postdoctoral SSHRC Grant for her project “Books and Unusual Archives: An Analysis of Intimate Feminist Memory Work in Québec”, supervised and hosted by Ann Cvetkovich at the Pauline Jewett Institute for Women and Gender Studies at Carleton. The postdoctoral research project extends her … Read More

PhD Student Ali Greey’s Article on Trans People’s Locker Room Membership Published

Sociology PhD Student Ali Greey’s article ‘It’s Just Safer When I Don’t Go There’: Trans People’s Locker Room Membership and Participation in Physical Activity was recently published in the Journal of Homosexuality within Taylor & Francis Online. Greey’s article focuses on “the concepts of membership and belonging to illuminate how locker room access impacts trans … Read More

PhD Student Kerri Scheer receives Mitacs Accelerate Grant

Sociology PhD Student Kerri Scheer recently received the Mitacs Accelerate Grant from the Mitacs Accelerate Program to conduct research with the Toronto Bike Brigade. The Mitacs Program sponsors research collaborations between universities and private/non-profit/government sectors to support industrial and social innovation in Canada. The Toronto Bike Brigade is a group of volunteer cyclists who have been … Read More