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November 2019

Dr. Heba Gowayed Book Talk: Refuge: Syrian Refugees and the Production of Human Capital

November 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Dr. Heba Gowayed, Moorman-Simon Assistant Professor of Sociology from Boston University will speak about her forthcoming book, Refuge: Syrian Refugees and the Production of Human Capital  

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The Patchwork City – Marco Garrido talk on new book

November 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rm 247 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J4 Canada
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"The Patchwork City", Marco Garrido, Assistant Professor of Sociology from the University of Chicago Time:              November 14th 2019, 1-3 p.m. Location:        Room 247 Abstract: In contemporary Manila, slums and squatter settlements are peppered throughout the city, often pushing right up against the walled enclaves of the privileged, creating the complex geopolitical pattern of Marco Garrido’s “patchwork city.” Garrido documents the fragmentation of Manila into a mélange of spaces defined by class, particularly slums and upper- and middle-class enclaves. He…

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Speaker: Mariana Possas

November 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Title: "Human Rights are for Criminals!": Moral Discourses on Human Rights and Police Violence in Contemporary Brazil Speaker: Dr. Mariana Possas is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. She holds a Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Ottawa.   Abstract: The world has recently seen an increase in anti-human rights discourses. While in some countries this discourse has been associated with opposition to immigration, in Latin America, anti-human rights ideas are mainly related to a…

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Work Stratification and Markets Workshop: Irene Boeckmann

November 20, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Rm 41 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario (ON) M5S 2J4 Canada
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The Work, Stratification, and Markets workshop seeks to bring together scholars across the department and university working on issues related to the workplace, the economy, or stratification and inequality, broadly defined. We welcome scholars using a range of methodological approaches. The workshop format will be 40-minute presentations of work in progress, followed by an opportunity for workshop participants to ask questions and provide feedback. Participants will not be expected to read the paper before attending. One of the main goals…

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Toronto Theory Workshop

November 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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The Toronto Theory Workshop is back for Fall 2019! We have an exciting lineup of presenters and discussants. Please mark your calendars. Papers will be sent out at least a week before the session, so everybody has a chance to read them ahead of time. Wednesday Nov 20, 4:30-6:00, Room 240: Presenter: Laura Doering Title: “Time and Punishment: Individual Responses to Sanctions in a Colombian Microsavings Program.” Discussants: Rania Salem and Patricia Roach

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Feminist Salon: “How We Came to Sociology, and Why We Stayed”

November 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
254 Rusholme Road, 254 Rusholme Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Guests of honour:  Sharla Alegria, Jessica Fields, and Chris Smith Location:  254 Rusholme Road (South of Bloor, North of College, between the Dufferin and Ossington Station stops. If exiting at Ossington, take the Delaware exit and cross south at Dovercourt) In this feminist salon, three faculty members who have joined our department this year reflect on their intellectual journeys: what they research and how they came to it, experiences of mentorship or philosophies of mentorship, intellectual community, and writing process.  We ask them: How would you characterize this moment in…

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December 2019

Connaught New Research Award Deadline

December 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:01 pm
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The Connaught New Researcher Award provides up to $20,000 to new tenure stream faculty members to help them establish competitive research programs. These awards are intended to establish a strong research program, thereby increasing the faculty member’s competitiveness for external funding. Please speak to Sherri Klassen if you wish to apply to this aooportunity. Application information is available on the program website http://www.research.utoronto.ca/research-funding-opportunities/connaught-new-researcher-award/

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Winter Break (University Closed)

December 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Note that the offices will be closed from December 23rd to January 3rd for the Winter Break. Staff will return to their normal hours on Monday, January 6th.

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January 2020

Winter Colloquium: Effects of National Family Policies and Earnings Inequality on Mothers’ Employment in 23 Countries, 1999–2016

January 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Effects of National Family Policies and Earnings Inequality on Mothers’ Employment in 23 Countries, 1999–2016 Jennifer Hook Associate Professor of Sociology University of Southern California, Dornsife

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Guest Talk about Resistance & Education in Brazil

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rm 41 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario (ON) M5S 2J4 Canada
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Dr. Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University, will be giving a talk about her exciting new book, Occupying Schools, Occupying Lands: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education (Oxford University Press, 2019) on Jan. 23rd, from 12-1:30pm in Room 41. This talk may be of particular interest to faculty and students interested in social movements, education, Latin America, and ethnography.  See below for a summary of her talk:   Over the past 35 years the Brazilian Landless…

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