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Prof. Wendy Roth has won the Isis Duarte Prize in Dominican, Haitian, or Dominican-Haitian Transnational Studies from the Latin American Studies Association Haiti-Dominican Republic Section, for her book Race Migrations: Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race, published by Stanford University Press. Available at http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=16798
Graduate Student Seonok Lee has been selected as a research associate for “Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care Doctoral Associate Program” at the Center for Social Policy (University of Toronto). She will receive funds for an academic journal publication and dissertation writing (from June 1, 2015), and will present her research in a conference in 2015 […]
Several organizations in Vancouver are working together to create a means for sex workers to leave the profession if they want to. “Because most sex workers don’t have pensions or robust savings plans, and some carry the burden of a damning criminal record, exiting for many is not straightforward”… [Read full article.]
The UBC Sociology Department has just received the painting “Fire and Fantasy” by Daphne Naegele. It is being donated by Jennifer Wade and her family in memory of Daphne Naegele, who was passionate about the arts. Daphne’s husband, Kaspar Naegele, joined the (then named) Department of Anthropology and Sociology at UBC in 1954. Here he […]
The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2016 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive area of specialization is the sociology of family in all its diverse forms. Our ideal […]
Welcome to the Spring 2015 issue of our newsletter! In an effort to be environmentally sound and to lower our production and distribution costs (we reach over 3,000 readers), our newsletter will from now on appear only in electronic format… [go to Newsletter…]
Graduate Student Andrew Patterson and Honours Student Misaqe Ismailzai each received a Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Outstanding Graduating Student Award. The awards were presented on April 8th and will be posted on the CSA website csa-scs.ca in Sept 2015.