News & Events Archive
- Michael Kenny (Professor Emeritus) and Kirsten Smillie's (MA graduate) co-authored published book, Stories of Culture and Place: An Introduction to Anthropology (University of Toronto Press) (2014).
- Dr. Stacy Pigg is a 2014 recipient of the Virchow Prize "for work combining a critical anthropology focus with rich ethnographic data, and which best reflects, extends, and/or advances critical perspectives in medical anthropology." Her article, "On sitting and doing: Ethnography as action in global health" was published in Social Science & Medicine 2013 99 December 127-134. The prize is sponsored by the Anthropology of Global Health Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology, American Anthropological Association.
- Gerardo Otero was awarded a Tinker Visiting Professorship at his doctoral Alma Mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This prestigious fellowship is awarded at only a few U.S. universities with strong Latin American Studies Programs.
- Jennifer Shaw, PhD candidate in SA, has been accepted as an intern into the Cultural Anthropology editorial program. The Cultural Anthropology's Editorial Intern Program was established in 2008 to help extend the journal's readership, build dialogue among SCA members about past trends and future directions, and to mentor the next generation of anthropologists who will increasingly operate in digital spaces.
- Jennifer Shaw, PhD candidate in SA: View her research profile on Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.
- Efe Can Gurcan, PhD candidate, publishes an article that gives an overview of his forthcoming book co-authored with Efe Peker.
- SFU MA graduate (2012) Alejandro Hernández was awarded a Vanier scholarship for doctoral studies. Aljejandro is enrolled as a PhD student in Sociology at Carleton, specializing in Political Economy.
- Brad Hornick, a PhD candidate studying the relationship of climate science to political activism, has published, "A settler's experience at the Unist'ot'en camp's" in rabble.ca, Aug 11, 2014. Read this and other articles in his blog.
- Parin Dossa's newest book: Afghanistan Remembers: Gendered Narrations of Violence and Culinary Practices. University of Toronto Press(2014).
- Yildiz Atasoy new edited book: Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity, London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (2014)
- Efe Can Gurcan and Efe Peker, Sociology PhD Students, win the American Sociological Association (Marxist Section) Graduate Student Paper Award for their co-authored paper: “A Class Analytic Approach to the Gezi Park Protests: Challenging the Myth of Middle Classes” June 17, 2014
- Ann Faulds, MA Anthropology graduate, "Mature Graduate Writes Thesis on Older Women, Ageing and Sexuality" June 18, 2014
- PhD Candidate, Jakub Burkowicz, has presided over as a guest editor for Affinities Journal and has two featured publications in the newest issue.
- Jennifer Shaw (PhD candidate in Sociology) has participated in two media interviews related to her thesis project. Topics: Migrant Youths and their High School Completion & Settlement and School-related Challenges Faced by Migrant Youths.
- Jenny Shaw to receive Camosun's promising alumni award...read more
- Dara Culhane: Performance Studies for Teaching and Practicing Ethnography, FASS NEWS, June 09, 2014
- Stacy Pigg, Professor of Anthropology, is the recipient of the Dean of Graduate Studies 2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.
- Erik Olin Wright, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison Public lectures May 7 & May 8
- Jie Yang 2014 (ed.) book The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia
- Wendy Chan and Dorothy Chunn co-authored a book: Racialization, Crime and Criminal Justice in Canada (2014) Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
- Heribert Adam (co-authored with K Moodley), "Imagined Liberation: Xenophobia, Citizenship and Identity in South Africa, Germany and Canada" (2014) Sun Press
- Barb Mitchell is the recipient of a 4 year SSHRC Insight Grant in the amount of $192,165.00. Project Title: “The nexus of intergenerational ties in young adulthood and parental transitions to retirement “
- Rachel Treloar (Special Arrangements PhD candidate), Susan B. Boyd. Family Law Reform in (Neoliberal) Context: British Columbia's New Family Law Act International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 2014; doi: 10.1093/lawfam/ebt017
- Anelyse Weiler, "The elephants in Vancouver’s sustainable food movement." Feb 4, 2014, Georgia Straight.
- Dr George S. Rigakos, Professor of the Political Economy of Policing, Carleton University
"Security and Modern Capitalism" (January 28)
- Dr Yildiz Atasoy, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, SFU
"The Redistributive Politics of Homeownership in Ankara, Turkey: The Transformation of Common Public Lands into Mass Housing Projects" (February 18)
- Dr Ann Travers, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, SFU
"Transgender and Gender Variant Children and Youth: Experiences in Sport and Physical Recreation Settings" (March 11)
- Dr Corey Dolgon, Professor of Sociology and Director of Community Based Learning, Stonehill College, Massachusetts
“Out of Left Field: Teaching Public Sociology in a Neo-Liberal World” (April 1)
- Dr Parin Dossa, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, SFU
"Place-making and the Violence of Neo-liberalism in Gujarat (India): Towards “Engaged” Ethnography" (April 29)
- Dr Erik Olin Wright, Department of Sociology, Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison
"Challenging Capitalism Through Real Utopias" (May 7) and
Class Stuggle and Class Compromise in the Era of Stagnation and Crisis" (May 8)
- Fall Collquium Series Poster
- Dr Jemma Tosh, recent Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Manchester Metropolitan University, Research Institute of Health and Social Change, UK. "Ab)Normal Sexual Violence? A Historical Analysis of the Paraphilias" (September 30th)
- Dr Zoreh Bayatrizi, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, SFU. "Society Is to Blame: A Genealogy of an Accusation" (October 28)
- Dr Karen Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, and Research Affiliate with the Centre on Aging, University of Victoria "The Changing Profile of Aging Families in Canada: Why Demographic Shifts in Immigration and Ethnic Diversity Matter" (November 21)
- Other 2014 SA Sponsored Events
- Dr John Holloway, Professor of Sociology at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades in the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
"We are the Crisis of Capital, and Proud of It" (January 29)
- "Sociology and Anthropology and the World of Work" Sociology and Anthropology World of Work Roundtable (February 5)
- Contemporary Video artist, Paul Wong, is giving an artist’s talk (February 19)
- Vancouver - No! to climate change. Yes! to system change: Public forum with Richard Smith. Organized by Vancouver Ecosocialist Group. (March 24)
- The Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy (IIRP) at Simon Fraser University, will be hosting an inaugural international conference entitled Intersectionality Research, Policy and Practice: Influences, Interrogations andInnovations. (April 24-26)
- "Harperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada"
Donald Gutstein, Adjunct professor, School of Communication, Co-director, NewsWatch Canada, SFU (October 8)
- "Thinking through Education: A Critical Engagement" (November 3)
- Dara Culhane performed her one-woman play, "Hear Me Looking At You," at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on December 27 and 28, 2013.
- SA 150 Final Projects: a video time capsule. Instructor Ann Travers, Fall 2013
- Welcome to Kendra Strauss, a new colleague housed in S/A with full teaching/research responsibility in the Labour Studies Program.
- Jenny Shaw, PhD Anthropology Graduate Student; recipient of one of the Federal Governments' SSHRC 2012-2013 Vanier Scholarship Awards. FASS website NEWS article!
- A message from the Chair, September 2013
- Congratulations to Bicram Rijal, an PhD student in Anthropology who has been offered offered a prestigious Wadsworth International Fellowship (US$ 17,500) from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for the academic year 2013-14.
- I was saddened to hear of Michael McDonell's sudden passing on Sunday July 21, 2013, following a drowning accident at White Pine Beach, Sasamat Lake, Port Moody.
...Jane Pulkingham read more
- Critical Considerations on Collective Empowerment: Class, Civil Society and the State. By Efe Can Gürcan and Gerardo Otero.
- Anthropologist Michael Taussig presents for department’s Spring 2013 Colloquia series.
- Taussig Report by Jane Whittington, April 23, 2013, minor revisions August 8, 2013
- Sociology PhD student Racel Elfenbein: Christian Science Monitor Article in which she was interviewed on women's participation in the Bolivarian process.
- Pamela Stern, Adjunct Professor, "Bring fairness to remittance fees. Opinion: Canadians sending money overseas are paying more than people in other countries to send money to their kin." Vancouver Sun, April 29, 2013
- Sociology/Anthropology Joint Major student, Maria Asselin-Roy, was selected for honourable mention in the Spring 2013 FASS photo contest.
- "Reforms needed to grant temporary workers more protection." By Anelyse Weiler and Professor Gerardo Otero, Vancouver Sun, March 16, 2013 and BC Employement Standard Coaistion - Op-ed on BC migrant worker labour rights and protections, Vancouver Sun, March 17, 2013
- Professor Sonja Luehrmann contributed as an expert on "Communism and religion" for "All Sides" with Ann Fisher, produced by a public radio station in Columbus, Ohio, February 21, 2013. See podcast interview on NPR radio show on religion in Cuba.
- Article "Neoliberal diet comes under attack" in the Georgia Straight Feb 14, 2013 is based on a talk given by Gerardo Otero, SFU Sociologist, on "Food Security."
- Sociology and Anthropology and the World of Work, (February 5)
- Sergei Shtyrkov (European University at St. Petersburg) and Jeanne Kormina (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg) Pluralism and Religious Nationalism in Contemporary Russia, Guest lecture(February 20)
- Forum on Indigenous Nationahood, Land, and Sovereignty: Building Respectful Relationships
- Kathleen Millar (Duke University and Visiting Professor, S/A Dept, SFU) Working Carnaval, Playing the Everyday, (March 19)
- Addressing Violence Against Women,SAFES Festival of Films from South Asia (April 19 - 21)
- Translation: The Politics and Poetics of Words and Worlds in Context: A Symposium (June 18)
- Yildiz Atasoy (Simon Fraser University) Neoliberalism and the Politics of Protest in Turkey: Postmodern Voices of Dissent (July 11)
- Elizabeth Meyer (Assistant Professor, School of Education, California Polytechnic State University) "From "no promo homo" to Social Justice 12: Constructing official ignorance/knowledge about gender & sexuality in North American schools" Poster (November 14)
- Two SFU sociology students Jessica Lee and Lee Van Wagoner presented papers at the 2nd Annual Sociology Undergraduate Student Conference at Kwantlen College on October 12, 2012 read more...
- Barbara Mitchell's second edition of Family Matters: An Introduction to Family Sociology in Canada, 2012
- Dara Culhane and Gerardo Otero each weren awarded a Shadbolt Fellowship for 2012-2013
- John Bogardus, one of the recipients of the 2012 Cormack Teaching Awards.
- Congratulations to Johnnie Manson, 2012 YOUNG SCHOLAR ESSAY AWARD by R.A.V.E.N. Read more...
- When Symbols Clash: Legitimacy, Legality and the 2010 Winter Olympics by Karen-Marie Elah Perry (University of Victoria) & Helen Hyunji Kang (SFU)
- Bicram Rijal, PhD candidate in Anthropology, awarded the 2012-2013 Global Supplementary Grant from the Open Society Foundations.
- Sociology and Anthropology and the World of Work workshop, (January 31)
- Dr Kerric Harvey, Theatrical Technique, Cell Phone Film-making, and New Opportunities for Experimental Ethnography (February 21)
- Dr Dara Culhane, Performing Consent: Ethics, Experimental and Engaged Ethnography in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage (March 5)
- Dr. Cindy Patton, Employing Notions of Complexity and Social Theory in Real World Settings (March 28)
- Dr Marianne Ignace on the Revitalization of the Xaad Kil (Haida) Language (June 9)
- Dr John Bogardus, speaker at the 2012 Cormack Symposium Program (October 11)
- Fall 2012 Colloquium Series
- Dr Kathleen M. Millar (Duke University), “The Paradox of Precarity:Risk, Desire, and Brazil’s Labouring Poor” September 25)
- Dr. Gerardo Otero, (Simon Fraser University), "Empowerment Theory: Political-Cultural Formation and Social Movements from Below" (November 27)
- 2011 Campus Giving Campaign, SFU Professor of Anthropology, Parin Dossa, and her husband, Aziz, endowment.fund
- Robert Wyllie's latest book, "An Introduction to Tourism" by Venture Publishing, Inc. (2011)
- Alison Ayers is one of the recepients of the 2011 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Cormack Awards for her Excellence in Teaching
- Sonja Leuhrmann's book Secularism Soviet Style Teaching Atheism and Religion in a Volga Republic (2011) Indiana University Press
- Noel Dyck (co-editor with Vered Amit) published Young Men in Uncertain Times (2011) Berghahn Books
- Food Sovereignty in Canada: Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems by Fernwood Publishing (2011). Co-edited by Annette Aurélie Desmarais, Nettie Wiebe, and SA's faculty member Hannah Wittman.
- Congratulations to Adrienne Burk, awarded University Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for one year effective 1 September 2011.
- Dara Culhane, Associate Professor of Anthropology, is a winner of the 2011 Dean of Graduate Studies Award for Leadership.
- Former PhD SAR student (Anthropology and Theatre) Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston, co-winner of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2011 Qualitative Book Award
- Congratulations to Johnnie Manson, 2012 YOUNG SCHOLAR ESSAY AWARD by R.A.V.E.N.
- "When Symbols Clash: Legitimacy, Legality and the 2010 Winter Olympics" by Karen-Marie Elah Perry (University of Victoria) & Helen Hyunji Kang (SFU)
- Cindy Patton, "Pandemic, Empire and the Permanent State of Exception," Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLVI, No. 13, March 26-April 1 2011, special issue, "Reflections on Empire" (guest edited by Rohit Chopra), pp. 103-110.
- Dara Culhane and Micheline Sheehy Skeffington hold Irish Studies Public Lecture: HANNA AND HER SISTERS: The Lives of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Sheehy Culhane Casey as told by their grand-daughters:
- "MEDICAID and CHIP" (co-authored by Eagan Kemp, MA sociology grad 2008) - a new GAO report (United States Government Accountability Office)
- Adrienne Wasik, PhD Candidate "The Problematic of unexpected synergies in critical advocacy and local government" (January 11)
- Dr Dara Culhane, Encore! Travel with the Ghost of Margaret Sheehy, (January 17)
"Sociology/Anthropology and the World of Work", round table discussion on transition from university to today's job market (February 1)
- Dr. Stacy Pigg, Anthropology, SFU "How to get Published in a Social Science Journal" (February 1)
- The Enemies of Happiness, one of a series of documentary films organized and shown by Sociology and Anthropology Student Union (SASU) ( February 9)
- Efe Peker, PhD Candidate 'Neoliberal State Transformation in France and Turkey: Challenges to Republican Secularism' (March 1)
- Dr. Sherene Razack, University of Toronto OISE, Memorializing Colonial Power: The Death of Frank Paul (March 18)
- Dr. Jodi O'brien, Seattle University, Academic Freedom and Permissible Prejudice: Deciphering Marquette's Stained-Glass Ceiling (March 22)
- Dr. Dara Culhane, Hannah and Her Sisters, Irish Studies Public Lecture, (March 29)
- Dr. Sonja Luehrmann. Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UBC, Sin, Soviet Memory, and Gendered Moral Agency in the Russian Orthodox Anti-Abortion Movement (March 29)
- Where Does the Line Get Drawn? Creative Practice and Academic Norms. Roundtable discussion led by Dara Culhane, Helen Leung, Kirsten McAllister, and Roy MikiM(April 28)
- Intersecting Creative and Critical Practices in Academia, Seminar organized by Dara Culhane, Helen Leung, Kirsten McAllister, and Roy Miki (October 7)
- Dr Alison Ayers speaker at the 2011 Cormack Award for Teaching Excellence in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. (Nov 9)
- SFU's Gerontology Research Centre presents the following free public lecture: 9th Annual Ellen M. Gee Memorial Lecture with Dr. Daniel Lai, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary,"Voices of Canadian Chinese Older Adults: Implications for Policy and Practice in a Culturally Diverse Aging Society" (November 4)
- Globalization and Migrant Labour Conference (November 25-27)
- Travers, Ann and Jillian Deri. "Transgender Inclusion and the Changing Face of Lesbian Softball Leagues," in International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
- The Emergence of Indigeneity: Public Intellectuals and an Indigenous Space in Southwest China by Michael Hathaway in Cultural Anthropology, Vol 25, Issue 2, pgs 301-333, May 2010
- “A Kind of Sorting Out”: Crystal Methamphetamine, Gay Men, and Health Promotion by Russell Westhaver (former SFU student and PhD graduate), in Science, Technology, and Human Values, published online at SAGE journal online.
- Jeanette Somlak Pedersen published her work from SA455 in "Undercurrent: The Canadian Undegraduate Journal of Development Studies" in Global Health Special Issue
- Thakore award recipients view conflict through Gandhi’s eyes
- Donna M. Dillman, MA anthropology graduate student thesis, "Donuts and Silver Dollars - The Life of Captain Frank Slim", published in Occasional Papers in Yukon History No. 6, Cultural Services Branch, Government of the Yukon
- Sean Peters, an SFU anthropology and business BA student who co-founded Global Agents of Change.
- Myrna Cranmer, MA Anthropology graduate student (2004) in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is winner of the Courage to Come Back Award, recipient in social adversity category.
- Hari Sharma 1934 - 2010
- Community Health Online Digital Archive Research Resource (CHODARR)
- World of Work, workshop organized by Department of Sociology and Anthropology (February 9)
- Fredric Jameson, "Postmodernism Revisited"
Organized by the Department of English (March 11)
- Refuge Awareness Symposium (March 12)
- Indigenous Women's Fair Trade Weaving Cooperative
Working for indigenous peoples' and women's rights in Chiapas, Mexico (March 30, April 7)
- Work In Progress - presentations of new work in social research
Organized by the Graduate Students in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (June 12)
- Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
Third Annual International Che Guevara Conference: “Cuba and Revolutionary Internationalism"
- Satya Sharma, University of Saskatchewan, SFU Visiting Professor
"How does Anthropology Study Ethnicity & Ethnic Groups?" (November 16)
- Dr Adrienne Burk and SFU Authors Book Launch (Dec 2)
- Jillian Deri, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
"Polyamory or Polyagony? Jealousy in Open-Relationships" (December 7)
- World of Work, Department of Sociology & Anthropology (March 10)
- China During the Mao and post-Mao Periods: A People's Perspective Symposium (March 28)
- The Current Crisis and Political Futures Symposium (April 3)
- Affects and Markets in Contemporary East Asia Workshop (May 16)
- 2nd International Che Guevara Conference (June 26 - 28)
- Inspired Communities: Danish and US Cohousing
- The Architectural Institute of BC and the Architecture Foundation of BC (June 29)
- Dr Yildiz Atasoy, The Marriage of Islam and Neoliberalism (October 16)
- Farmworker Health & Safety Challenges for BC Symposium (October 16)
- Dr Susan Squier, Liminal Livestock (November 12)
- Dr. Carla Teixeira, Indigenous Health in Brazil: conflicts, ambiguities, and the political fabrication of Revulsion (November 19)
- Heribert Adam recipient of the Sterling Prize Award 2008
- Barbara Mitchell awarded 2008 FASS Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence
- Chronic Diseases in Latin America
- Surveillance of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases in the Southern Cone
- Urban Communities and Cultures - Field trips
- Usamah Ansari Top Student Awards 2008
- 2007/2008 Convocation Photos
- In Memorium - Usama Ansari, Outstanding Undergraduate Student
- Karen-Marie Woods & Adrienne Wasik "Disabled face barriers to workforce"
- Neelu Kang - Visiting Professor
- Arlene Tigar McLaren retires as Professor Emerita
- Dr Emanuela Guano, Unstable Citizenship: Dealing with Bureauocracies in Contemporary Italy (March 28)
- Interculturality & Intermediality: an encounter of cultures, cinema, and media (April 9)
- Non-Communicable Diseases Surveillance in the Southern Cone Workshop (April 23, 24)
- Dr Neelu Kang, Violence Against Women: Some Research Challenges (May 21)
- DisJunctions, Critical Research and Social Change (June 13)
- 1st International Che Guevara Conference (June 13, 14)
- Workshop on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (October 14)
- Dr Jeff Shutts, At Our Doorstep: An Anti-War Movement Challenge for Canadians (Nov 13)
- Dr. Alison Ayers, Imperial Liberties: Democratization and Governance in the 'New' Imperial Order (December 8)