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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

From Iran to Chile to Sudan, protests take hold around the world

The Los Angeles Times interviewed political science professor Robert O'Brien for a piece about the rising number of street protests happening around the world.
Dec 02, 2019

Congratulations to John VanMaaren (PhD 2019)

Congratulations to John VanMaaren (PhD 2019) on beginning his new position as the Assistant Director of Academic Support, Grants, and Fellowships at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Nov 29, 2019

Graduate Opportunities in Jewish Studies

Looking to continue your studies with a focus on Jews and Judaism in antiquity, modernity or in contemporary cultures? Here is a new overview of our Department’s offerings in these areas at the MA or PhD level.
Nov 29, 2019

AltAusterity Digest #119 November 21-27, 2019

This week in Austerity News:
Nov 29, 2019

"Farm to emperor's table: Excavations reveal the inner workings of an ancient Roman Imperial estate"

Dr. Tracy Prowse (McMaster University) and Dr. Maureen Carroll (University of Sheffield) direct a multi-disciplinary team investigating the site of Vagnari in southern Italy, featured in the Nov/Dec 2019 edition of Archaeology Magazine. Work on the site is featured in an article by Matt Stirn.
Nov 27, 2019

PhD Candidate Creighton Avery honoured through L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program

On November 25 at the French Embassy in Canada, PhD Candidate Creighton Avery was one of five Canadian researchers honoured and rewarded through the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program, with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. The program has worked to improve the representation of women in scientific careers.
Nov 27, 2019

RDC News: December 2019

December holiday hours changes, Saturday hours on-demand, and a new data set.
Nov 26, 2019

Workers in the gig economy feel lonely and powerless - Paul Glavin

The gig economy is quickly becoming a central part of Canadian life. The jobs aren’t just limited to Uber and Skip the Dishes. Grocery stores, laundries and more are banking on a new workforce that will accept jobs on a per-task basis. Even a hallmark of Canadian life — snow-shovelling — is being absorbed into the gig economy.
Nov 26, 2019

The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program

Friday, December 6, 2019, 4-6pm, University Hall 122 Lecture by Prof. Sasaki Shizuka (Hanazono University): "An Outline of the Analytical Study of Adhikaraṇa in the Vinaya Texts"
Nov 26, 2019

Colloquium Series - Health and Disease in the 19th Century American Midwest: A Tale of Two Cities

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Dr. Anne Grauer, Loyola University Chicago Date: Tuesday Dec 3 Location: LR Wilson Hall 1003 Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Nov 25, 2019

Johannes Hoelzemann (University of Toronto) Bandits in the Lab

Friday, November 29, 3:00 - 4.30 pm, KTH 334
Nov 25, 2019

Santee Smith installed as McMaster’s 19th chancellor

Santee Smith, internationally recognized artist, dancer and choreographer, is McMaster's new chancellor.
Nov 25, 2019

New Position for Dr. Jeremy Penner

Dr. Jeremy Penner (PhD 2010) begins a new position on December 1 as Senior Library Assistant for the Near and Middle Eastern Department at Cambridge University Library, England.
Nov 22, 2019

Available TA/Marker TA positions for Winter 2020 in the Department of Health, Aging & Society

The Department of Health, Aging & Society currently has TA/Marker TA positions available for the Winter 2020 term.
Nov 21, 2019

Rumen Kostadinov, Assistant Professor, gets his first paper published

Rumen's paper, "Learning In Relational Contracts" has been accepted for publication by the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
Nov 20, 2019

Internal Devaluation and its Outcomes in Southern Europe

Austerity in Southern Europe
Nov 19, 2019

Are blogs jeopardizing journalistic integrity?

McMaster professor Phillipa Chong’s research discusses the growth of blogging and its relation to professional journalism as different genres of writing, or “epistemic styles.”
Nov 18, 2019

Economics Professor takes home President's Award

Arthur Sweetman, a professor in our Economics Department, has been awarded with the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision
Nov 18, 2019