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September 2019

Toronto Theory Workshop

September 25, 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 Sep 25, 4:30-6:00, Room 240   Presenter: Ioana Sendoiu Title: “All the old illusions”: Crises and Failures of Imagination at the Beginning of the Cold War Discussants: Kristin Plys and Eduardo Gutierrez Cornelius

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October 2019

Thanksgiving Day (University Closed)

October 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Note that the Department Offices will be closed on October 14th to mark the Thanksgiving. The office staff will return to their regular hours on Tuesday, October 15th.

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SSHRC Insight Grant Deadline

October 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:01 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. 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 middle of September. The U of T…

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Work Stratification and Markets Workshop: Julia Ingenfeld

October 17, 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

October 23, 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 Oct 23, 4:30-6:00, Room 240 Presenter: Dan Silver, Mark Fox (Engineering and Computer Science), Patrick Adler (Urban Planning) Title: "Towards a model of urban evolution" Discussants: Marion Blute and Andre Sorenson (Geography and Planning)…

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November 2019

5th S. D. Clark Sumposium on Racism, Islamophobia, Antisemitism and the Future of Canadian Society

November 1, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
East Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Free admission Details and *required* registration: https://bit.ly/2YCmfOE Accessibility: sebastien.parker@mail.utoronto.ca SPEAKERS: Morton Weinfeld Chair, Canadian Ethnic Studies McGill University Abdie Kazemipur Chair, Ethnic Studies University of Calgary Akwasi Owusu-Bempah Assistant Professor, Sociology University of Toronto Mississauga Neda Maghbouleh Assistant Professor, Sociology University of Toronto Mississauga  

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Feminist Seminar: Trans-Inclusive Interventions within Institutions Possibilities, Limitations, and Strategies

November 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 238, 725 Spadina
Toronto,
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The Department of Sociology's recently established Ad Hoc Committee on Gender and Sexual Diversity will host a roundtable discussion exploring interventions for making educational institutions more inclusive for transgender and gender non-binary (trans) students. The conversation will include voices from both within and beyond academia to explore questions such as: What makes interventions within educational institutions work? What makes them fail? What are the possibilities for and limitations of this approach to institutional change? How can we initiate, design, and…

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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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