Call for Abstracts!

The 53rd Annual Conference of the CSA will be held from Monday, June 3 through to Thursday, June 6, 2019 as part of the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, this year taking place at the University of British … Continue reading

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Andrew Dawson – Feature Profile

Andrew Dawson Associate Professor Department of Sociology York University, Glendon Campus Research interests: Political sociology, comparative historical sociology, macro/cross-national sociology, violence, state legitimacy, development. Recent publications: Dawson, Andrew (2018).  “Police Legitimacy and Homicide: A Macro-Comparative Analysis.” Social Forces (https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/soy043). Dawson, Andrew (2017).  “The Belief … Continue reading

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William K. Carroll – Feature Profile

William K. Carroll, Ph.D. Professor and Co-director of the Corporate Mapping Project Sociology Department University of Victoria Coast Salish Territory Victoria BC  Canada V8W 2Y2 Tel 1 250 721 7573 Fax 1 250 721 6217 Email wcarroll@uvic.ca Website: https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/wcarroll/ What are you … Continue reading

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Tony Huiquan Zhang – Feature Profile

Tony Huiquan Zhang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor St. Thomas More College University of Saskatchewan E-mail: tzhang@stmcollege.ca What are you research interests? My research interests include public opinion, social movements, Chinese politics, and quantitative methods. How did you become interested in political sociology … Continue reading

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CSA Call for Sessions and Call for Papers

The 53rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) will be held from Monday, June 3rd  to Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at the University of British Columbia as part of the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress. The Call for Sessions is open until October … Continue reading

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The Future of Social Movements in Canada – Nov 16, 2018

The 4th annual SD Clark Symposium will be held on 16 November at the University of Toronto. This year’s topic is “The Future of Social Movements in Canada,” featuring presentations by some of Canada’s leading social movement scholars including Catherine Corrigal-Brown, Tina … Continue reading

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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. Assistant Professor Department of Sociology York University, Glendon Campus E-mail: emily.laxer@glendon.yorku.ca Website: laxeremily.wordpress.com   I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University’s Glendon Campus. 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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