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Professor Fidan Elcioglu’s book, Divided by the Wall, a finalist for prestigious C.Wright Mills Award

Congratulations to Professor Fidan Elcioglu, whose book, Divided by the Wall, is one of seven finalists for the Society for the Study of Social Problem’s C. Wright Mills Award. According to the notice of award, Professor Elcioglu’s book was included among the seven finalists from a pool of 98 strong contenders. The committee noted that … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, recipient of a President’s Impact Award

Congratulations to Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah who was recently honoured with a University of Toronto President’s Impact Award. The President’s Impact Awards are given to faculty members “for demonstrable, sustained research impacts” that go beyond academia. The award acknowledges Professor Owusu-Bempah’s research and advocacy work regarding inequality in the criminal justice system. Professor Owusu-Bempah is an … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Tahseen Shams, recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Pacific Sociological Association 

Congratulations to Professor Tahseen Shams, recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Pacific Sociological Association for her book “Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World.” The Distinguished Scholarship Award is granted to sociologists from the Pacific region in recognition of major intellectual contributions embodied in a recently … Read More

Congratulations Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah! – Recipient of 2020 African Scholars Award

Congratulations to Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah who is the recipient of a 2020 African Scholars Award! Professor Owusu-Bempah was recognized for his consistent engagement with both Canadian and international media outlets to share his research and insights on the intersections of race, crime, and criminal justice. The African Scholars Awards were created by the African Alumni … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Neda Maghbouleh awarded Wall Scholar appointment at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS)

Congratulations to Professor Neda Maghbouleh who was recently awarded a Wall Scholars Research Award from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) at the University of British Columbia. The award is a one year residency appointment at the Institute where awarded scholars have the opportunity to develop their research centered on a particular theme … Read More

Professor Rachel La Touche honoured with Arts and Science Teaching Award

Congratulations to Professor Rachel La Touche who recently received an Arts and Science (A&S) Teaching Award. The prize honours “faculty members who are effective teachers and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement and teaching innovation.” Professor La Touche received the award for her commitment to bettering access and inclusivity in education overall. … Read More

Congratulations to Ann Mullen, recipient of JHI Six-Month Faculty Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Ann Mullen who was recently awarded a Jackman Humanities Institute Six-Month Faculty Research Fellowship for 2020/ 2021. Professor Mullen is an Associate Professor of Sociology with teaching responsibilities at the UTSC campus. The Jackman Humanities Research Fellowship provides faculty with time away from their teaching to work on a specific project and participate … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Ron Levi, named a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques

Professor Ron Levi has received the honour of being named a Chevalier in l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. The title is an honour bestowed by the government of France in recognition of those who have made major contributions to French culture and education. France’s oldest civilian decoration, the award was presented to Professor Levi at a … Read More

Professor Candace Kruttschnitt named a juror for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Professor Candace Kruttschnitt has recently been selected to serve as a member of the International Jury of the Stockholm Prize Criminology. As a member of the jury, Professor Kruttschnitt will be one of the eleven jurors to select the recipient of the annual Stockholm Prize. She will be invited to attend the annual meeting of … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Jooyoung Lee, recipient of Charles Cooley Book Award

Congratulations to Professor Jooyoung Lee who recently received the Charles Cooley Book Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction for his book, Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central. Professor Lee is an Associate Professor of Sociology with teaching responsibilities on the St. George campus. His research interests range from gun violence, … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Scott Schieman, recipient of Pearlin Award

Congratulations to Professor Scott Schieman who was awarded the 2018 Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociological Study of Mental Health. The award was presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia by Professor Blair Wheaton, also of the University of Toronto. Professor Schieman received the award based on the … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Clayton Childress on the 2018 Mary Douglas Prize from the ASA!

Congratulations to Professor Clayton Childress whose book, Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel, was recently awarded the 2018 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture. Professor Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His research focuses on the creation, production, … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Jooyoung Lee on the 2018 Charles Horton Cooley Book Award!

Professor Jooyoung Lee’s book, Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central, recently received the 2018 Charles Horton Cooley Book Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI). According to SSSI’s website, this award is given annually to an author for a book that represents an important contribution to the perspective of symbolic … Read More

Congratulations to Markus Schafer, inducted as a Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America

Congratulations to Professor Markus Schafer who is one of the 2018 new fellows inducted into The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). The GSA is largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging in North America. It is committed to advancing the study of aging and to promoting human welfare through gerontology and includes participation … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Blair Wheaton, Recipient of 2018 Jeannette Wright Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Professor Blair Wheaton who recently received the Department of Sociology’s Jeannette Wright Mentoring Award. The Department of Sociology created the award in honour of Jeannette Wright who was a long serving Graduate Administrator in the Department of sociology, spanning the late 1970s to late-2000s, and was much loved and admired for her dedication … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Neda Maghbouleh, recipient of an Ontario Early Research Award

Congratulations to Professor Neda Maghbouleh who was recently awarded with one of this year’s Province of Ontario’s Early Researcher Awards. The goal of the Early Researcher Award is to help early career researchers build their research teams. Funded by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Sciences, the Early Researcher Award provides five years of research … Read More

Professor Hae Yeon Choo 2018-19 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ

Congratulations to Professor Hae Yeon Choo who has been chosen as a Fellow a the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ for 2018-19 while she on research leave from her duties at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. At the Institute, Professor Choo will participate in the School of Social Sciences which defines its mission … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Candace Kruttschnitt on being inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Candace Kruttschnitt is the latest Sociology Professor at the University of Toronto to become a fellow at the Royal Society of Canada. The Royal Society is, according to its mandate,  “Canada’s National Academy, the senior collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists in the country.” It seeks  to “promote learning and research in the … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Sida Liu for his honourable mention in the Asian Law & Society Association Book Award

Congratulations to Professor Sida Liu who recently received an honourable mention in the Asian Law & Society Association Book Award for his book, Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work. The book was co-authored with Terence C. Halliday, and examines the routine work and political mobilization of defense lawyers in China. Professor Liu is an Assistant … Read More

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Jenna Valleriani and Professors Adam Green and Barry Adams, recipients of the Anselm Strauss Award for Qualitative Family Research

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Jenna Valleriani and Professor Adam Green who received the 2017 Anselm Strauss Award for Qualitative Family Research from the National Council on Family Relations for their article on marital monogamy. Jenna is currently completing her dissertation, ‘The Green Rush’: Social Movements, Entrepreneurship and the Emerging Medical Cannabis Industry in Canada, supervised by Professor Candace Kruttschnitt. … Read More