Department of Sociology

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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.

Recent Completed Funded Projects
Roma in Canada: Transnational Peoples, Transnational Practices
Cynthia Levine-Rasky (Collaborator) SSHRC IDG 2016-18
An Ethnography of the Toronto Roma Community
Cynthia Levine-Rasky (PI) Senate Advisory Research Committee 2012-14  
Climate Change and Social Conflict in the Himalayan Watershed
Marcus Taylor (PI) SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2011-2014   
Raising Insurance Awareness: Insurance, social protection, and risk in agrarian India
Dia Da Costa (PI) Senate Advisory Research Committee 2013   
Web Space/Community Space: Developing Qualitative Research for Canadian Roma through Digital Media
Cynthia Levine-Rasky (PI) SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2011-2012  
The Work of Theatre in an Age of Precarious Labour
Dia Da Costa (PI) SSHRC RDI Grant 2010-2012  
The Work of Theatre in an Age of Precarious Labour
Dia Da Costa (PI) Senate Advisory Research Committee 2010-2011
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  
Patterns of Solidarity in Contemporary Canadian Activism
Richard Day (PI) SSHRC Standard Research Grant 2008-2011 
Faculty Experts
ABRAMS, Thomas
Phone: (613) 533-6000 x 36568
Research Areas: Disability Studies; Sociological Theory; Social Inequality; Sociology of Health and Illness; Sociology of the Body
Phone: (613) 533-6000 x 74485
Research Areas: Race; Ethnicity; Critical Race Theory; Inequality
Phone: (613) 533-6000 x 75763
Research Areas: Social Movements; Anti-Racist Theory & Practice; Gender & Race; Sociology of Emotions
Phone: (613) 533-6000 x 74478
Research Areas: Hegel & Marx; Sociology of the Body & Sport; Early Modernity

TAYLOR, Marcus
Phone: (613) 533-6000, x 77655
Research Areas: Political Economy; Political Ecology; Labour & Livelihoods; Climate Change Adaptation