2018 Annual ISA World Congress: Submit Abstract before September 30th!

The upcoming International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress will be held in Toronto, Canada from July 15-21, 2018. In the absence of the CSA’s annual meeting we would like to encourage PSSM members to submit an abstract by September 30th, 2017, … Continue reading

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Emily Laxer – Feature Profile

Contact information: Emily Laxer Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow University of Michigan E-mail: elaxer@umich.edu Website: laxeremily.wordpress.com   I am a SSHRC-funded postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  My research bridges the sociological study of … Continue reading

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2017 Best Student Paper Award Recipient

This year’s CSA PSSM Best Student Paper Award was presented to Anna Slavina (University of Toronto), for her paper entitled “Cultures of Engagement: Cross-National Differences in Political Action Repertoires.” The award committee was impressed with Anna’s well written and researched paper on … Continue reading

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2017 Research Cluster Meeting

Date: Tuesday May 30 Time: 12:15-1:15PM Location: TRSM 1-149 The Political Sociology and Social Movements (PSSM) cluster is a diverse and growing Research Cluster, bringing together a dynamic group of scholars interested in the study of power, politics, the state, … Continue reading

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2017 PSSM Sessions at Congress

The Political Sociology and Social Movements Cluster is happy to announce the following seven sessions at this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. For presentation abstracts, please click here. 1. Changing Boundaries Between State and Society Date: Tuesday … Continue reading

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2017 Roundtable: Space, place, and politics

Date: Thursday Jun 01 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Location: VIC 305 There is an enduring tension in the social sciences studies between approaches that focus on spatial context as constitutive of action and those that focus on individual characteristics … Continue reading

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Submit your CSA 2017 abstract before Jan. 27th!

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the PSSM sessions at this year’s CSA conference is just 3 weeks away. The PSSM research cluster has organized 3 sessions and one roundtable in total, with session themes ranging from the state and social … Continue reading

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2016 Call for Sessions

The Canadian Sociological Association’s call for regular sessions is now open (https://www.csa-scs.ca/conference/call-for-sessions). The PSSM research cluster is soliciting thematic session proposals that will draw together compelling and innovate research on political sociology and social movements. Proposed sessions should focus on … Continue reading

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Randle Hart – Feature Profile

I am Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s University. My interests are in social movements, environmental sociology, science studies, and social theory. I became attracted to the study of social movements as an undergraduate after taking a course on the subject … Continue reading

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Marie-Josée Massicotte – Feature Profile

Marie-Josée Massicotte Professeure agrégée – Associate Professor École d’études politiques – School of Political Studies University of Ottawa, Ontario www.massicotteresearch.com Courriel – email: massicot@uOttawa.ca Tel. 613-562-5800, poste 2732 What are you research interests? Sociopolitical movements (Mexico, Brazil, Americas), agroecology, agrifood … Continue reading

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Howard Ramos – Feature Profile

Howard Ramos Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Dalhousie University email: howard.ramos@dal.ca Howard Ramos investigates issues of social justice and equity. He has published on social movements, human rights, Indigenous mobilization, environmental advocacy, ethnicity, race, and Atlantic Canada. He … Continue reading

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Robert Brym – Feature Profile

Robert Brym, FRSC SD Clark Professor of Sociology Department of Sociology University of Toronto 725 Spadina Ave Toronto M5M 2J4 rbrym@chass.utoronto.ca https://utoronto.academia.edu/RobertBrym       What are your research interests? I have done research on social movements in Canada, Russia, … Continue reading

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