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Professor Barry Eidlin offers post-US election analysis in La Presse

Assistant Professor Barry Eidlin offered commentary on the November 3, 2020 U.S. presidential election in La Presse. On November 4, he published a morning-after analysis of the results entitled « Cette élection ne signalera pas la fin du trumpisme » (“This election will not be the end of Trumpism”).

Published: 4 Nov 2020

Professor Poulami Roychowdhury’s new book Capable Women, Incapable States asks how women claim rights against violence in India and with what consequences

Professor Poulami Roychowdhury’s new book Capable Women, Incapable States: Negotiating Violence and Rights in India (Oxford University Press) shows how illegality is central to the exercise of citizenship rights in India. Women stake claims by mobilizing organized support, threatening law enforcement personnel, and doing the work of the state themselves.

Published: 13 Sep 2020

Professor Eran Shor’s book presents some surprising results about the place of aggression within pornography today

Professor Shor's book, Aggression in Pornography, was written together with McGill Sociology PhD student Kimberly Seida and published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). It examines what we know, what we think we know, and what are some surprising research findings and insights about the place of aggression within pornography today.

Published: 13 Sep 2020

Professor Doering’s new book Us Versus Them examines conflicts about over policing, crime, and gentrification in racially diverse neighborhoods

Professor Jan Doering’s new book Us versus Them (Oxford University Press) examines conflicts about over policing, crime, and gentrification in racially diverse neighborhoods.

Published: 13 Sep 2020

Professor Barry Eidlin analyzes the possible broader implications of the recent strikes for racial justice by professional athletes in Jacobin

Professor Barry Eidlin uses some basic tools of sociological analysis (relying particularly on Erik Olin Wright and Howard Kimeldorf) to think through the broader implications of the recent strikes for racial justice by professional athletes in a piece published on August 30 in Jacobin entitled “Last Week’s Pro Athletes Strikes Could Become Much Bigger Than Sports.”

Published: 4 Sep 2020

Professor Barry Eidlin’s book Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada received an Honorable Mention for the 2020 Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award competition.

Professor Barry Eidlin’s book Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada has been given the distinction of Honorable Mention for the 2020 Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award competition of the American Political Science Association Canadian Politics Section.

Published: 4 Sep 2020

Acknowledged as the "founding father" of political polling in Quebec, Emeritus Professor Maurice Pinard published a book Nationalist Movements Explained

Acknowledged as the "founding father" of political polling in Quebec, Emeritus Professor Maurice Pinard published a book Nationalist Movements Explained: Comparisons from Canada, Belgium, Sp

Published: 29 Jun 2020

Assistant Professor Luca Pesando awarded the Best PhD Dissertation Prize in Demography by the Italian Statistical Society

Assistant Professor Luca Pesando was awarded the Best PhD Dissertation Prize in Demography by the Italian Statistical Society. This prize was instituted in the memory of Valeria Solesin, an Italian Sociologist and Demographer working in France, who lost her life in the 2015 terrorist attack in Paris.

Published: 29 Jun 2020

Departmental Statement of Support for Anti-Racist Movement

McGill’s Department of Sociology expresses full support for the ongoing protests against police brutality and institutionalized racism in the aftermath of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others. We, the faculty, are in awe of and inspired by the peaceful mobilization against racism around the world and feel that this is an important time for self-reflection and listening.

Published: 29 Jun 2020

Two former PhD students - Yesim Bayar and Luyang Zhou –both published a major article in Journal of Historical Sociology

Two former PhD students - Yesim Bayar and Luyang Zhou –both published a major article in Journal of Historical Sociology. Dr. Zhou's "After Empire: The Breakup of the Soviet Military System" and Dr.

Published: 22 Jun 2020

Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée received a major SSHRC – Partnership grant for her multi-year project CAnD3

Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée received a major SSHRC – Partnership grant for her multi-year project CAnD3. The Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) will collaboratively develop, implement and deliver an innovative training program, Population Analytics in an Aging Society, to complement formal training in po

Published: 1 Jun 2020

Rebecca Daviddi and Daniel Sailofsky won a PhD scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC)

Rebecca Daviddi and Daniel Sailofsky won a PhD scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC). 

Published: 25 May 2020

Associate Professor of Sociology Zoua Vang awarded a William Dawson Chair

Associate Professor of Sociology Zoua Vang was awarded a William Dawson Chair in recognition of her valuable work on immigration, ethnicity, and Indigenous health.

Published: 22 Apr 2020

PhD Candidate Alicia Poole receives Outstanding Conference Paper Award at 13th EPS Conference

PhD candidate Alicia Poole, currently working with Professor Jennifer Elrick, received the Outstanding Conference Paper Award at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Published: 17 Feb 2020

Professor Morton Weinfeld has been appointed Chair of Statistics Canada’s new “Expert Advisory Committee on Immigration and Ethnocultural Statistics”.

Professor Morton Weinfeld has been appointed Chair of Statistics Canada’s new “Expert Advisory Committee on Immigration and Ethnocultural Statistics”.

Published: 9 Dec 2019

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