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August 2020

August Writing Retreat

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty are welcome to join in for a virtual writing retreat. The event will run from 10-4 with virtual check-ins every hour. Participants should come with a writing project and goals. Please email sociology.research@utoronto.ca if you are interested in participating.

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September 2020

Labour Day

September 7
Holiday Closures

The Department of Sociology will be closed for Labour Day. Staff will be available again on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

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A virtual book discussion on Tahseen Shams’ Here, There, and Elsewhere

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us on Thursday, September 10, at 1 PM (ET) / 12 PM (CT) / 10 AM (PT) as Tahseen Shams discusses her brand-new book Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World. David Scott FitzGerald (University of California San Diego), Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College), and Robert Smith (The Graduate Center, CUNY) will be the discussants, and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas (University of Southern California; the co-editor of the Globalization in Everyday Life series) will serve as the moderator.…

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October 2020

SSHRC Insight Grant Final Deadline

October 1 @ 8:00 pm
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SSHRC Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities for projects of two to five years in length with funding between $7,000 and $400,000. See information about the SSHRC Insight Grant here. and here. Please contact Sherri Klassen for more information and inform her if you intend to apply to this competition. To work with Sherri on a grant proposal, you should plan to have a draft available to her by the beginning of September. The U…

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Colloquium Speaker Series: Cecilia Menjívar – A Continuum of Punishment

October 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Thursday October 8, 2020 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm A Continuum of Punishment: Post-Detention Lives of Central American Women Asylum Seekers Cecilia Menjívar Dorothy L. Meier Chair in Social Equities and Professor of Sociology at UCLA President-elect of the American Sociological Association Join us on Zoom: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/92835376253 Cecilia Menjívar (President-elect of the American Sociological Association) is the Dorothy L. Meier Chair in Social Equities and Professor of Sociology at UCLA. Her research examines immigration, gender, family, social networks, religious institutions,…

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Work, Stratification, and Markets workshop

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Philip Badawy Working Title: Unequal Upsides? Status-Based Inequalities for the Resource Functions of Schedule Control Join Zoom Meeting: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/91591427991 Meeting ID: 915 9142 7991 Passcode: 574889 The goal of the workshop is to bring together scholars across the department and the university working on issues related to work, the economy, or stratification and inequality, broadly defined.  Graduate students and faculty using a range of methodological approaches are welcome to present. The workshop format will be a 30-40-minute presentations of work…

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Series of virtual talks in 2020-21 – Fred Wherry (Princeton, Sociology)

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Rotman Strategic Management area is pleased to co-sponsor a series of virtual talks in 2020-21 with the Sociology Department. The first co-sponsored speaker of the year is Fred Wherry, this Thursday from 4-5pm. If you’d like to receive reminders about the talks or be kept updated of any changes, please email Curtis Lake (curtis.lake@rotman.utoronto.ca) and request to be added to the Strategy Seminar mailing list. Co-sponsored Speakers: Fred Wherry (Princeton, Sociology): Oct 22, 4-5pm Noah Askin (INSEAD, Organizational Behavior):…

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CCIS-CSIM Event: Divided by the Wall: Progressive and Conservative Immigration Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Author: Emine Fidan Elcioglu, (PhD, UC Berkeley) Emine Fidan Elcioglu is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. At the intersection of sociology of migration and political sociology, her research examines how citizens make sense of non-citizenship and national gatekeeping. Discussant: Tom Medvetz, (PhD, UC Berkeley) Tom Medvetz is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. Before joining the UCSD faculty, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for the Social Sciences at…

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The Big Thinking Lecture Series: Why COVID-19 should push American voters to pay greater attention to the care economy

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Big Thinking Lecture Series Care is on the ballot: Why COVID-19 should push American voters to pay greater attention to the care economy Lecturer: Rachel Brickner, Professor of Politics, Acadia University Moderator: Ito Peng, Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy, University of Toronto Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 – 13:00 ET Virtual Lecture Register Presented by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada, the Big Thinking lecture series is committed to bringing big ideas in the humanities and social…

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Work, Stratification, and Markets workshop

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Our first fall WSM workshop will have Philip Badawy present his paper "Unequal Upsides? Status-Based Inequalities for the Resource Functions of Schedule Control." Join Zoom Meeting: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/91591427991 Meeting ID: 915 9142 7991 Passcode: 574889 The goal of the workshop is to bring together scholars across the department and the university working on issues related to work, the economy, or stratification and inequality, broadly defined.  Graduate students and faculty using a range of methodological approaches are welcome to present. The workshop format…

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