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Patrizia Albanese

Dr. Patrizia Albanese

Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
DepartmentFaculty of Arts
Phone416-979-5000 x 6526

Dr. Patrizia Albanese is a professor in the Department of Sociology and the President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She has been the Chair of the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board since 2017 (and on the REB since 2010), where she has had the opportunity to work with researchers from across the university.

In the Faculty of Arts she has served as Interim Chair of Criminology, Interim Graduate Director of the PhD in Policy Studies, and Interim Director of Arts and Contemporary Studies. She also has served as President of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), interdisciplinary lead for Congress 2017 at Ryerson, and the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2018 International Sociological Association World Congress.

She is the recipient of the 2018 CSA Outstanding Contribution Award, the 2019 CSA Outstanding Service Award and the 2018 Faculty of Arts Dean’s Service Award. She is doing research and publishing in the area of policies affecting children, youth and families, including past SSHRC-funded research on youth in Canadian Forces families, on child care policies, on child poverty, and on how care is conceptualized in Canadian family policies (with Drs. Rachel Langford; Ryerson U; Kate Bezanson, Brock U.; and Susan Prentice, U. of Manitoba).

Patrizia is looking forward to working closely with Arts’ diverse faculty and students in advancing their research, expanding excellence in graduate teaching and mentorship, showcasing and championing the important, high-impact, socially-relevant, work being done in the Humanities and Social Sciences in our Faculty, and enhancing the Faculty’s local, national and international reputation and reach. She will continue to do the work that she has been doing nationally, as President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, locally, in the Faculty of Arts.