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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

27th Annual Critical Theory Roundtable

The two-day international workshop featured a public lecture by political theorist Andreas Kalyvas on 'Democracy and the Poor'
Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Judy Fudge, 2019 recipient of the Bora Laskin Award

Professor Judy Fudge has been chosen by the Selection Committee as the 2019 recipient of the Bora Laskin Award. This award, named in honour of the late Chief Justice Bora Laskin, has been established by the University of Toronto to honour those who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian labour law.
Oct 15, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Rose Ricciardelli!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology graduate Dr. Rose Ricciardelli
Oct 15, 2019

Open Access Week 2019 - Equity in Open Government

As part of Open Access Week, on Wednesday October 23, staff from the Government of Canada will be providing an introduction of the Open Government Portal (OGP) at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. The event will be held in the Mills Library Connections Centre; light refreshments are provided.
Oct 13, 2019

AltAusterity Digest #114 October 3-9, 2019

This week in Austerity News:
Oct 11, 2019

Sociologist concerned with Hamilton’s lack of response to right-wing activists

Tina Fetner’s research expertise on anti-LGBTQ activism in Canada and the United States reflected in CBC story on the aftermath of violence at Hamilton Pride.
Oct 10, 2019

Cassidy Bereskin looks at how Trump’s presidency is changing the way we teach Political Science.

Political science student Cassidy Bereskin’s research on teaching politics in the age of Trump featured in Maclean’s
Oct 10, 2019

Sociology Department Statement

The Sociology Department recognizes the value of the work that our Teaching Assistants and RAs in lieu of TA do to support teaching and research within our department, which are central to the mission of McMaster University and the broader society. We support fair compensation and working conditions for our colleagues, and we hope that the collective bargaining process produces a positive resolution that allows us to achieve our collective goals of delivering high-quality education and knowledge production for all members of the McMaster community while acknowledging the important role that our TAs and RAs in lieu play in accomplishing those goals.
Oct 09, 2019

Dr. Inder Marwah interviewed about new book

A discussion with Jeff Church, on the Political Theory Review podcast, on Inder S. Marwah's book Liberalism, Diversity and Domination: Kant, Mill and the Government of Difference.
Oct 08, 2019

Cognitive Psychology and the Salience of Austerity

Common Sense & Austerity
Oct 08, 2019

Congratulations to Carlo Charles!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology Ph.D. student Carlo Charles on his appointment as a member of the Toronto Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee.
Oct 07, 2019

AltAusterity Digest #113 September 26 - October 2, 2019

This week in Austerity News:
Oct 04, 2019

RDC News: October 2019

October holiday hours changes, Saturday hours on-demand, and a national essay challenge.
Oct 03, 2019

"Fairtube" and the like: Labour Rights for Digital Platform Workers - Monday, October 7

Dr. Eva Kocher C*LLaS Centre for Interdisciplinary Labour Law Studies, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany will facilitate a seminar discussing social protection of digital platform workers.
Oct 02, 2019

Designing Reality: The Third Digital Revolution

Two digital revolutions – computing and communication – have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is here: fabrication. While digital fabrication promises us self-sufficient cities and the ability to make (almost) anything, it could also lead to massive inequality. The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat-footed; thanks to Designing Reality that won’t be true this time.
Oct 02, 2019

Towards a New Politics of Migration

A new politics of migration must make connections not only between migrants and citizens, but also between migration and other global processes, particularly the outsourcing and the exploitation of labour and resources in the global south.
Oct 02, 2019

Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Adelle Blackett tells the story behind the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention No. 189, which in 2011 created the first comprehensive international standards to extend fundamental protections and rights to the millions of domestic workers labouring in other peoples’ homes throughout the world. As the principal legal architect, Blackett shows us how Convention No. 189 embraces domestic workers’ human rights claim to be both workers like any other, and workers like no other.
Oct 02, 2019

Shakeeb Khan (Boston College) | Weekly Seminar Series

Friday, October 4th, 3:00-4:30, KTH-334
Oct 01, 2019

Introduction & Development of Agriculture: McMaster Anthropology's Dr. Tristan Carter & Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart Awarded SSHRC Grants

Two SSHRC Insight Grants were awarded to Dr. Tristan Carter and Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart in the 2019-2020 competition, with research in to the introduction & development of agriculture in different parts of the world. Dr. Tristan Carter's research is based in the Early Neolithic of Eastern England to understand the introduction & incorporation of agriculture. Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart's research seeks to understand environmental change and it's effects on landscape management & societal change of the Ancient Maya in Chipas, Mexico.
Sep 30, 2019