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Professor Jennifer Elrick comments on the 50th anniversary of Canada’s multiculturalism policy.

Professor Jennifer Elrick was invited to share her thoughts on the legacy of Canada’s official multiculturalism policy on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Her contribution appears in in a special edition of the Canadian Issues series published by the Association for Canadian Studies, which was guest edited by Prof. Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University).

Published: 6 Oct 2021

Congratulations to Professor Pesando who was awarded a 2022-2024 Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship

Professor Pesando was awarded a 2022-2024 Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship, a globally competitive Fellowship dedicated to improving the development, learning, and living conditions of children and youth worldwide

Published: 1 Oct 2021

The Department of Sociology at McGill is ranked among the top-50 in the world by multiple global university ranking publications

The Department of Sociology at McGill was ranked 40th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and 50th in the 2021 recently-released Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy

Published: 18 Aug 2021

Congratulations to recently Ph.D. graduated Golshan Golriz for accepting an Assistant Professor tenure track position at Queen's University's Department of Sociology

Congratulations to Golshan Golriz, one of our recent Ph.D. students, who graduated at the beginning of the year and has accepted an Assistant Professor tenure track position at Queen's University's Department of Sociology.

Published: 11 Aug 2021

Professor Zoua Vang comments on Hmong American Sunisa Lee's olympic gold medal win in an NBC article.

Professor Zoua Vang was recently interviewed for a NBC News article about Sunisa Lee's Olympic gold medal win and what it says about the Hmong American community, resilience and the model minority stereotype.

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Published: 9 Aug 2021

Congratulations to McGill Ph.D. Nicole Denier who has been awarded the Arts Research Excellence (Early Achievement) Award of the Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta.

Nicole Denier received her Ph.D. in 2016 (Essays on job loss and stratification in Canada and the United States), spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Colby College, and then took up an assistant professorship at the University of Alberta. She has published extensively on labour markets and is currently continuing her widely cited work with Sean Waite (also a McGill Ph.D.) on the employment outcomes of gays and lesbians.

Published: 16 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Chi-Ian Winnie Yang who won the 2021 Canadian Population Society graduate student paper award.

Chi-Ian Winnie Yang’s paper, entitled “Marriage Equality or Socioeconomic Inequality? Couple-Level Socioeconomic Predictors of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada between 2006 and 2016", examines whether labour market characteristics and economic resources are associated with marriage among Canadian same-sex couples.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée who was awarded the 2021 Fieldhouse Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts.

Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée was awarded the 2021 Fieldhouse Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts that recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring students.

Published: 27 Apr 2021

Professor Barry Eidlin writes in the Washington Post about the undemocratic nature of union representation elections in the United States.

Labour unions in the United States have suffered a series of high-profile defeats in union representation elections in recent years, most recently at Amazon in Bessemer, Alabama. While some might think this indicates that workers are not interested in unionizing, available polling data suggests that far more workers want unions than currently have them.

Published: 23 Apr 2021

Professor Barry Eidlin comments on Alabama Amazon union loss in the Globe and Mail.

On April 9, 2021, one of the most high-profile union elections in recent U.S. history came to a close. Workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama voted by more than 2-1 against joining a union, following a months-long campaign that drew international media attention. This was a major setback for U.S. unions, who see unionizing Amazon as key to reviving labor’s fortunes. In an op-ed published in the Globe and Mail on April 10, Prof.

Published: 19 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Emre Amasyali who won the Arts Insights Dissertation Award for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Emre Amasyali won the Arts Insights Dissertation Award for the Social Sciences and Humanities for his thesis, entitled "The fight for Eden: a mixed-methods analysis of historical educational competition and its legacies", that he completed under the supervision of Professor Matthew Lange. A well-deserved accomplishment! 

Published: 12 Apr 2021

In December 2020, Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée's Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequalities was renewed for another five years

In 2015, the Canadian population crossed a significant threshold, as those 65 years and over now outnumber those 14 years and younger. This historically unprecedented population ageing requires us to rethink our policies in a way that has not yet been fully integrated through all sectors of society, especially regarding social and health inequalities among older adults. Dr. Quesnel-Vallée’s research program responds to these challenges.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

In a new published article, Maike Isaac (PhD candidate) and Prof. Jennifer Elrick assess how COVID-19 can prompt a revaluation of the legal statuses of “essential” migrant workers

In "How COVID-19 May Alleviate the Multiple Marginalization of Racialized Migrant Workers" (published in Ethnic and Racial Studies) Maike Isaac and Prof. Jennifer Elrick assess the potential impact of COVID-19 on the precarious legal statuses of “essential” migrant workers in countries of the Global North.

Published: 24 Nov 2020


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