International conference 'Marx's Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism' attracts 1,000+

  An international conference to mark  the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Marx’s Capital was held May 24 to 26 at York University. Organized by Marx Collegium (York University), under the directorship of Marcello Musto, associate professor of sociology, the conference brought together some of the leading scholars in the fields of sociology, political science, and […]

Parliament Hill "Pop-Up" features Kurasawa's digital culture research

  On May 17, York University participated in the Council of Ontario Universities (COU)’s Research Matters annual Pop-Up Research Park on Parliament Hill. Vice-President, Research & Innovation Robert Haché and Professor Fuyuki Kurasawa attended with Kurasawa’s display, on how digital culture is tackling the world’s problems, attracting considerable attention from members of Parliament. Research Matters […]

Sociology Professor Eric Mykhalovskiy awarded prestigious research excellence award

  York University Sociology Professor Eric Mykhalovskiy has been awarded the 2017 Canadian Association for HIV Research-Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CAHR-CANFAR) Excellence in Research Award in the Social Sciences. The CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards are intended to highlight and celebrate the contributions of Canadian researchers in HIV/AIDS research in Canada and internationally. The […]

Prof. Musto organizes international conference on "Marx's Capital After 150 Years"

  Critique and Alternative to Capitalism York University, Toronto 24-26 May 2017 Free admission From After the eruption of the international financial crisis in 2008, Marx's Capital received renewed academic and popular attention. Leading newspapers throughout the world discussed again the contemporary relevance of its pages. Faced with a deep new crisis of capitalism, […]

York Sociology Founder, Professor Anthony Richmond, Remembered

From Yfile's, Passings: Professor Emeritus Anthony Richmond remembered for notable contributions to York U, on 19 April 2017: Anthony (Tony) Richmond, professor emeritus at York University and one of the founders of York’s Department of Sociology, died on March 28 at the age of 91. After a short spell at the Bristol College of Advanced […]

Annual Lecture in Sociology, March 21: Dr. Saskia Sassen

  The Department  of Sociology welcomes Dr. Saskia Sassen on 21 March 2017, from 5-7pm, in RN940. [Event details] Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and co-chairs the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press 2008), A […]

Celebrate Black History Month!

  From Yfile [read more]: During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today. In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada […]