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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

May 2017

Academic Presentations

Sedef Arat-Koç was a panellist in the roundtable panel session 1.B.2 Imperialisms in Syria, 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies (SSS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Sedef Arat-Koç. “ ’Neo-Ottoman’ Aspirations in the Middle East.” Presented in the session G1 Turkey in the Middle East – Critical Approaches, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Cathy Crowe.Social Justice Walk – Building Community Amidst Gentrification. Will it Work?” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Peter Ryan and Patrice Dutil. “The Canadian Federal Budget Speeches 1978-2015: A Digital Humanities Analysis of the Words that Frame the Nation’s Future.” Presented in session A5(b) Accountability or its Absence II, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Bryan Evans. “Basic Income Guarantee: We Used to Call It Full Employment.” Presented in the panel The New Economy and A Basic Income Guarantee. Toronto: University of Toronto, 29 May 2017.

Bryan Evans. “Basic Income: Toward a Pracademic Approach.” Presented in workshop session K1/D1(b): Developing a Pracademic Approach to Basic Income, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Bryan Evans. “Reflections on the British Labour Party: The Contribution of Leo Panitch to Understanding Social Democracy in the Neoliberal Era.” Presented in the roundtable session G9(a): Political Economy, Labour, and the State: Honouring the Work of Professor Leo Panitch II, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Greg Inwood. Panellist in roundtable session A5(a)/G5 A Tribute to Stephen Clarkson II: Governing Under the Stress of Globalization, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Michael McGregor, Aaron Moore and Laura Stephenson. “A Ford by any Other Name: Understanding Ford Nation.” Presented in the session E9(b) Local Elections, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Hudson Moura. “Time of Displacement: Refugees in Cinema.” Presented in session 3 From Here to There: Contemporary Literature and Cinema and the 21st Century Refugee Experience, Annual Conference of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 28 May 2017.

Cheryl Collier and Tracey Raney. “Gendered Institutional Change or More of the Same? Assessing Canada's New Sexual Harassment Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament.” Invited paper presented by Cheryl Collier at Resisting Women's Political Leadership: Theories, Data, Solutions conference organized by Mona Lena Krook. New Brunswick, NJ: Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University, 22-26 May 2017.

Karen Ruddy. “Transnational Mediations of the Bacha Posh.” Presented in the session Critical Considerations: The Lengths and Limits of Transnational, Intergenerational and Interdisciplinary Engagements with LGBTQ+ Lives, Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féminstes (WGSRF), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Toronto: 30 May 2017.

Mitu Sengupta. Chair and session moderator “Human Rights Praxis on the Social Determinants of Health” at the conference Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health, organized by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Munk School of International Affairs. Toronto: University of Toronto, 04-05 May 2017.

Mitu Sengupta. “Why Anti-Corruption Reform May Reinforce Exclusionary Growth: Lessons from India.” Presented at the Workshop Immiserizing Growth organized by Cornell University, University of Toronto, and Trent University. Toronto: University of Toronto Department of Political Science, 26-27 May 2017.

John Shields.  “Trends in Canadian Immigration Policy and Research.”  Presented at the symposium Health and Societies: Interdisciplinary Thinking within Interethnic Contexts.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 25 May 2017.

Myer Siemiatycki. “‘We, Polish Jews’: The Troubled Poetry, Identities and Legacy of Julian Tuwim, 1894-1953.” Presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies. Montreal: 24 May 2017.

Myer Siemiatycki. “‘We, Polish Jews’: The Troubled Poetry, Identities and Legacy of Julian Tuwim, 1894-1953.” Presented in the panel session 1(b) Literature at the Limits of Existence, Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 27 May 2017.

Myer Siemiatycki. “‘We, Polish Jews’: The Troubled Poetry, Identities and Legacy of Julian Tuwim, 1894-1953.” Presented in session 9 Autobiography Life Writing, Annual Conference of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

David E. Smith. “A New-Old Approach to the Study of Canada's Parliament.” Presented at The Canadian Confederation: Past, Present, and Future. Montréal: Université de Montréal Faculty of Law, 16-18 May 2017.

David E. Smith. “Whither the Senate at 150?” Presented at the symposium 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Ottawa: Senate of Canada, 25 and 26 May 2017.

Meghan Joy and Ron Vogel. “An Agenda for the Progressive City.” Presented in the session E2 Actioning the Progressive City, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Presentations by Students and Recent Graduates

Fuad Abdi, Vathsala Illesinghe, Bhutila Karpoche, and Vanessa C. Wachuku (Doctoral Candidates, Policy Studies). “Canada's next 150 years: Global influences on domestic social and security policies and the experiences of immigrants and refugees.” Presented by Fuad Abdi, Vanessa Wachuku and Vathsala Illesinghe in the roundtable session MIG2C The Politics of Belonging: Diaspora and Transnational Engagement III, Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University: 30 May 2017.

Vathsala Illesinghe (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies). “Immigrant Women’s vulnerability to Intimate Partner Violence in Canada.” Presented in the roundtable session VLS7B Accessibility and Service Provision for Immigrant Women Experiencing Violence in Canada, Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University: 31 May 2017.

Sepali Guruge, Souraya Sidani, Rania Younes, Vathsala Illesinghe (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies), Suzanne Fredericks, Fathima Saleem, and Huda Bukhari. “Violence, trauma, and mental health: Emerging findings from a study with Syrian Newcomer Women in Canada.” Presented in the session MIG5A Rethinking Immigrant Settlement: Women, Youth and Seniors I, Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University: 29 May 2017.

Bhutila Karpoche (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies), Jennifer Poole, Winnie Ng, Aparna Sundar, and Estina Sebastian Geetan. “Working so hard and yet still so poor: Building resistance through community based research with precarious workers.” Presented by Bhutila Karpoche and Estina Sebastian Geetan in the session Precarity. 4th annual conference of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Bhutila Karpoche (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies), Winnie Ng, Jennifer Poole, Aparna Sundar and Estina Sebastian Geetan. “Bringing community back to community based participatory research.” Presented by Bhutila Karpoche and Estina Sebastian Geetan in the session RM2 Community Based Participatory Research, Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University: 31 May 2017.

Thomas McDowell, PhD (POLST – S 16). “From Crisis to Convention: The Marginalization of Parliament and the Role of Neoliberalism in the Function of the Ontario Legislature from 1981 to 2014.” Presented in the session J10 Confederation @ 150: Reconsidering Provincial Institutions, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Azin Moalej (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies). “Smart City in a Global World: From Global North to Global South.” Presented in the session SST5 Sociology of Knowledge: Contested Facts, Information and Knowledge in the Information/Digital Age of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 29 May 2017.

Theo Nazary (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies). “Indigenous Governance and the Failure of the Municipal Model: An Assessment of M’Chigeeng First Nation and Township of Little Current in Ontario.” Presented in the workshop session D7(c)/K7/L7(b) Indigenous Governance and Public Administration: Indigenous Governance: From Theory to Practice, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Leslie Nichols, PhD (POLST – S 14). “Motherhood and Unemployment: Immigrant Women’s Experiences from Toronto.” Presented in the session N1(a) Feminist Interdisciplinarity: Women's Experiences in and Resistance Against Hostile Work Environments, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Faisal Shaheen (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies [will graduate S 2017]).  “Capacity building of lower tier non-state actors, the role of the 'Scholar Practitioner'.” Presented in the panel session 1.2.3 International Policy and Neoliberalism, Annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Andrea Spender (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies). "Making evidence-based policy work for women: Problem representation and Ontario's Aging at Home Strategy." Presented in the session N9(b) Women, Gender, and Public Policy, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Awards

On 31 May 2018, at the President’s Dinner, the Canadian Political Science Association recognized

  • Bryan Evans for his service as English Language Book Review Editor for the Canadian Journal of Political Science
  • Carolyn Johns for her service as Assistant Editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science
  • Neil Thomlinson for his service as Local Arrangements Coordinator for the 89th annual conference of the Association.

On 18 May 2018, the University of New Brunswick conferred upon Pamela Palmater a Doctor of Laws honoris causa, recognizing her efforts to empower First Nations.  See citation.

Conference Participation

Sedef Arat-Koç served on the Program Committee of the Society for Socialist Studies (SSS), planning the 50th anniversary conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May – 02 June 2017.

Bryan Evans was Program Chair for the 4th annual conference of the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May – 01 June 2017.

Grace-Edward Galabuzi Chaired and co-Organized the session IND9 Decolonizing and Reconciliation Calls to Action: Critically Considering Settlers’ Responses, Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University: 29 May 2017.

Abbas Gnamo chaired the bi-lingual panel 1-3 Literature of Resistance and the Psychology of Black and White, Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Christopher Gore was Discussant for the workshop session D10(b) Environmental Politics: Contentious Environmental Politics, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Christopher Gore Chaired and organized roundtable session E4(a) The Future of Global and Comparative Urban Politics: Celebrating Richard Stren (Part 1), 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Christopher Gore Chaired and organized roundtable session E5(a) The Future of Global and Comparative Urban Politics: Celebrating Richard Stren (Part 2), 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Michael McGregor Chaired session F4(a) Indecision, Inconsistency and Regret among Electors, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Tracey Raney and Jessica Merroli organized an 'Academic Speed-dating' event at the CPSA Cabaret which was sponsored by the Women's Caucus of CPSA (30 May 2017). The event was designed to provide opportunities for scholars and practitioners at all stages of their careers to connect with each other in an informal and welcoming space as a way to promote mentorship and inclusivity at the conference.

John Shields was Local Arrangements Coordinator for the 4th annual conference of the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May – 01 June 2017.

John Shields Chaired and co-organized the roundtable session MIG5B Rethinking Immigrant Settlement: Women, Youth and Seniors II, Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Toronto: Ryerson University: 29 May 2017.

Neil Thomlinson was Local Arrangements Coordinator for the 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May – 01 June 2017.

Ron Vogel was Discussant for the session E7 Comparing Urban Political Development in Canada and the United States, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Student participation

Binish Ahmed (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies) was Discussant for, and co-Organizer of, the session IND9 Decolonizing and Reconciliation Calls to Action: Critically Considering Settlers’ Responses, Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University: 29 May 2017.

Binish Ahmed (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies) was Chair and Organizer of the session RE6 Racialized Muslim Women: Resisting, Organizing, Raising the Roof, Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University: 31 May 2017.

Meghan Joy (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies [will graduate S2017) Chaired the session E5(b) Diversity and Representation, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May 2017.

Events

Cathy Crowe and Reena Tandon. “Taking Steps: Experiential Learning through Social Justice Walks.” Ryerson Learning & Teaching Conference. Toronto: Ryerson University, 18 May 2017.

Since Fall 2012, we have collaborated to develop course-embedded experiential learning in multiple disciplines through the mediation of ‘Social Justice Walks’ in the Community Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT) initiative of the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University. There rarely has been a ‘no show’ for this option in the course, once students sign up. Focused around issues of homelessness, marginality, poverty and social justice, “the walks” around downtown core in Toronto, vary each time, as do the disciplines and courses in which these are embedded.

In this ‘experiential session’, we invite you to join us on a walk, to demonstrate that Community Engaged Learning and Teaching opportunities for experiential learning are literally only steps away from the Ryerson classroom. This walk will be a mini-version of a social justice walk that will incorporate learnings related to current social issues.

Grants

Francis Wiafe-Amoako was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Ghana to work with Pentecost University College, Accra, Ghana and Dr. Yao Yeboah, on developing a new curriculum for MPhil and BA programs in International Development Studies; to organize research workshops for both faculty and students on the topic “Production of Knowledge;” and to establish structures for future research collaboration with faculty.

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil.  "Foreword" in John Hilliker, Mary Halloran, Greg Donaghy. Canada's Department of External Affairs, Vol. 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 1968-1984. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Patrice Dutil.  “Why Trudeau Abandoned Electoral Reform: The Case Against Change.”  Review of Should We Change How We Vote? Evaluating Canada’s Electoral System, ed. Andrew Potter, Daniel Weinstock and Peter Loewen (Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017), 230 pp. Literary Review of Canada 25:4 (May 2017): 9-10. 

Bryan Evans, Juniper Glass and Adam Wellstead. “Policy Analysis and the Voluntary Sector.” In Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis, ed. Marleen Brans, Iris Geva-May, and Michael Howlett, 291-306. London and New York: Routledge, 2017. [Reported as “forthcoming” in January 2017]

Sorpong Peou. “Peace through Democracy and Justice? Legacies and Lessons from the Case of Cambodia.” The Asian Journal of Peacebuilding 5:1 (May 2017): 89-110.

Mitu Sengupta. “A Window into India’s Development Story – The 2010 Commonwealth Games.” In State Strategies for Leveraging Sports Mega-Events, ed. Jonathan Grix; a special issue of International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics 9:2 (2017): 331-348. [Reported as “forthcoming” in November 2016; reported with DOI in March 2017.]

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Mitu Sengupta. “What can human rights add to the fight against corruption? Some lessons from India.” In Discourse on Rights in India: Debates and Dilemmas, ed. Bijayalaxmi Nanda and Nupur Ray. New York: Routledge (forthcoming).

Mitu Sengupta. “Post-Development.”  In Routledge Encyclopedia of Development Ethics, ed. Jay Drydyk and Lori Kelleher. New York: Routledge (forthcoming).

David E. Smith. The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017 (forthcoming August 2017).