The Black Social Economy offers alternatives to mainstream markets

This article originally appeared in yFile. Black communities across the Western Hemisphere create meaningful livelihoods by forming their own economies, autonomous from the mainstream. Caroline Shenaz Hossein In The Black Social Economy in the Americas: Exploring Diverse Community-Based Markets, edited by Social Science Professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein, 14 scholars reveal how the region’s history of enslavement […]

Social Science Professor honoured for 20 years of studying sexuality

This article originally appeared in yFile. The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) honoured Social Science Professor Kamala Kempadoo with the 2017 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award. The SSSS presented the award to Kempadoo on November 12 in Atlanta, Georgia, during the society’s 60th anniversary celebration. Kamala Kempadoo The award recognizes Kempadoo for her numerous contributions to […]

Social Scientist Linda Peake receives SSHRC funding for major urbanization and gender in global south project

This article originally appeared in yFile. Linda Peake An international project led by York University Professor Linda Peake has been awarded $2.5 million in funding from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to research how rapid urbanization is affecting the lives of women living in poverty and to inform public debate […]

Successful Nigerian business-NGO partnerships rooted in collaboration

This article originally appeared in yFile. What’s the key ingredient to successful partnerships? York University Development Studies Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia reviewed existing research on an unorthodox union between a non-governmental organization (NGO) and an oil company with a history of spills in Nigeria. He found that collaboration was beneficial even when innate creative tensions exist, […]

Professor Lipsig-Mummé finalist in SSHRC Impact Award competition

This article originally appeared in yFile. York University researcher Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé, from the Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York Unviersity, is shortlisted for the prestigious Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Award in the Partnership category. Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé Canada’s most distinguished award […]

Social science professors launch new collaborative book for Business & Society

This article originally appeared in yfile. Five York University professors in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, have worked together to produce a new collaborative and comprehensive text for students studying business and society. Business and Society: A Critical Introduction is authored by York Professors Kean Birch, Caroline Shenaz Hossein, Mark […]

York's Centre for Feminist Research publishes policy brief on human trafficking

This article originally appeared in yfile. In July 2017, York University's Centre for Feminist Research released a policy brief on human trafficking. Challenging Trafficking in Canada, edited by CFR Research Associate and Professor in Social Science Kamala Kempadoo and PhD candidate in Anthropology Nicole McFadyen, with assistance from Phillip Pilon, Andrea Sterling and Alex Mackenzie, and research […]