New book explores the colonial genealogy of the modern state

  In his early work, Professor Paul Gilroy, one of the most influential scholars in cultural studies, draws attention to how citizenship and belonging are socially lived in profoundly uneven ways, noting that citizenship is more than holding a certain passport. This, of course, is very true, but Gilroy’s insight raised a different set of […]

Book Launch: Indian Migration and Empire: A Colonial Genealogy of the Modern State

All Welcome! FREE event. Refreshments provided. Fully wheelchair accessible; barrier free washrooms; main entrance down a ramp straight from Queen Street. Indian Migration and Empire: A Colonial Genealogy of the Modern State (Duke University Press 2018)  by Radhika Mongia Presented by Another Story Bookshop Copies of the book available for purchase! Date: Thursday September 13th, 2018 […]

PhD student receives prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

  Sociology PhD student Leigha Comer has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years to support their research projects. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health. […]

Sociology professor studies Baby Boomers for almost 50 years

  Sociology Professor Emeritus Paul Anisef begins the seventh and final phase of studying the “Class of ’73,” a cohort of baby boomers from Ontario who graduated from Grade 12 in 1973. This unique 46-year study, funded most recently through a SSHRC Insight grant in 2018, follows up with the cohort and continues the longest […]

Sociology professor analyzes refugees and their relationship with Canada

  Sociology Professor Christopher Kyriakides spoke with the Toronto Star about the bond between refugees, Canada and Canadian's self-image in an article entitled “Expecting gratitude from refugees is about bolstering our own saviour complex.” “Refugee status can become like a straitjacket if people are expected to behave in a way that reinforces the saviour credentials of […]