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Effective Social Media Use for Grad Students

Professional Development Webinar 2021

Do you want to use social media platforms to enhance your professional networks and academic development?

The Canadian Sociological Association’s Student Concerns Subcommittee is excited to host the panel discussion “Effective Social Media Use for Grad Students”.

Panelists Dr. Cary Wu (York University), Dr. Alan Santinele Martino (University of Calgary), Kayonne Christie (University of Michigan) will discuss the challenges, benefits and strategies of using different social media platforms for graduate students.

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Webinar Transcript


Kayonne Christy is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Her research interests exist in the nexus between race, gender, class and health. Broadly speaking, she is interested in the structural determinants of health, and the interplay between social and health inequities. She uses intersectional (Black, Caribbean, transnational) feminist approaches to better understand how structural inequality shapes the health outcomes and health experiences of Black people across the diaspora.

Dr. Alan Martino (he/him) is a faculty member in the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies program in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. His main research interests are in critical disability studies, gender and sexualities; feminist and critical disability studies theories. His work has been published in journals, including Disability Studies Quarterly, Canadian Disability Studies Journal, and Culture, Health and Sexuality, as well as edited volumes focused on disability and/or sexualities studies. He is the former co-lead for the Sociology of Disability Research Cluster at the Canadian Sociological Association, as well as the current co-lead for the emerging Disability and Intimate Citizenship Research and Advocacy Hub.

Dr. Cary Wu is Assistant Professor of Sociology at York University. His research focuses on political culture, immigration, and political sociology of health. He often shares his research with the public via national and international TV, radio, and newspaper forums including NPR, CBC,CTV, The Washington Post, Toronto Star, MacLean’s, and The Economist.