Power, Inequalities and Social Justice

This cluster encompasses research in global inequalities, theories of power, capitalism and social theory, social movements and resistance, race and racialization, anti-racism, the political economy and cultural sociology of development, the cultural and economic dimensions of globalization, post-colonialism and de-colonization, the political economy of climate change, the lived experience of inequalities and social justice movements.

Redefining the Social Contract: Rebalancing Formal and Natural Support for People with Disabilities and their Families
Thomas Abrams (Co-applicant). SSHRC Partnership Grant, Awarded Budget, 2021-2024
$195,672
Reframing childhood disability: Bridging political and disciplinary boundaries to improve disabled children's lives
Thomas Abrams (Co-applicant). SSHRC Insight Grant, Awarded Budget, 2020-2022
$53,106

Transition of Youth with Disabilities: Experiences, Needs, Current Practices and the Way Forward in Ethiopia
Thomas Abrams (CO-PI). University of Gondar/Queen’s University Mastercard Scholars program, 2020-2022
$60,000 USD

Roma in Canada: Transnational Peoples, Transnational Practices
Cynthia Levine-Rasky (Collaborator), SSHRC IDG, 2016-18
$55,000
An Ethnography of the Toronto Roma Community
Cynthia Levine-Rasky (PI), Senate Advisory Research Committee, 2012-14  
$5,600
Climate Change and Social Conflict in the Himalayan Watershed
Marcus Taylor (PI), SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2011-2014   
 $37,120
Web Space/Community Space: Developing Qualitative Research for Canadian Roma through Digital Media
Cynthia Levine-Rasky (PI), SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2011-2012  
$17,543
Who Works for Globalization: A Sociological Analysis of Labour Markets for Labour Intensive Export Industry in Mexico and China
Marcus Taylor (PI), SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2007 – 2011  
 $52,000

ABRAMS, Thomas
Phone: (613) 533-6000 x 36568
Email: thomas.abrams@queensu.ca
Research Areas: Disability Studies; Sociological Theory; Social Inequality; Sociology of Health and Illness; Sociology of the Body
LEVINE-RASKY, Cynthia
Phone: (613) 533-6000 x 74485
Email: clr@queensu.ca
Research Areas: Race; Ethnicity; Critical Race Theory; Inequality
TAYLOR, Marcus
Phone: (613) 533-6000, x 77655
Email: marcus.taylor@queensu.ca
Research Areas: Political Economy; Political Ecology; Labour & Livelihoods; Climate Change Adaptation