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Equity Studies 2015-16 Mini-calendar

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50 Jacobs, Merle (Associate Professor) PhD (York) Area of Interests: Employment equity for racial minorities and aboriginal people: including social justice, setup and backlash, nursing and collegiality. Vicarious trauma when working in helping professions; race as a category. Burmese refugees in Toronto: trauma in ethnic women, social justice and human rights, relocation, and ties with Burma/related activist groups in Canada. Professor Jacobs teaches: Families, Health, Culture and Race. Lawrence, Bonita (Associate Professor) PhD (Toronto) Area of Interests: Regulation of Native identity; gender and colonization; Indigenous justice, sovereignty and literature; traditional Native singing. Professor Lawrence teaches: Introduction to Indigenous Studies; Urban Native Communities; Black Indians and Native-Black Relations; Theory in Colonialism, Race and Indigeneity; Indigenous Theory. Laxer, Jim (Full Professor) PhD (Queen's) Area of Interests: Political Economy, global and economic power, U.S. politics. Professor Laxer teaches: Political Economy of Canada, Introduction to the Study of Political Science, Public Administration and Public Policy. McNab, David T. (Associate Professor) PhD (Lancester) Area of Interests: Aboriginal land and treaty rights issues in Canada; British imperial history; Canadian history; Ontario history. Professor McNab teaches: Native American Literature; Metis Studies. Oikawa, Mona (Associate Professor) PhD (Toronto) Area of Interests: Race and anti-racism studies; gender and culture studies; internment of Japanese Canadians. Professor Oikawa teaches: Race, Detention and Internment; Racial & Colonial Violence and Anti-Racist and Indigenous Theory. Perchal, Walter (Sessional Assistant Professor) PhD (Greenwich) Area of Interest: Terrorism. Professor Perchal teaches: Communication and Mass Media; Prospects and Perils in the 21 st Century. Rahnema, Saeed (Professor) PhD (Queen's) Area of Interests: Middle Eastern politics and economy, global political economy, comparative public policy and administration and Muslim diasporas. Professor Rahnema teaches: Politics of the Middle East; Politics of the Global Economy; (GS) Religious Fundamentalisms in Global Politics. Livy Visano, ( Full Professor) PhD (Toronto) Former Dean of Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies; He is recipient of numerous awards for outstanding contributions to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. He has supervised well over 30 doctoral students. He has authored/ coauthored 6 books; edited/ coedited 6 books; and, has written over 50 published articles. Serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals (eg. Theoria & Prasix; International Journal of Comparative Sociology (Sage); International Comparative Social Studies (Brill) .Both his teaching and research interests are: social justice and human rights especially in reference to racialized youths; the impact of ideologies in institutionalizing inequalities; critical legal hermeneutics; criminalization of dissent; ontological criminology. Currently, a member of the graduate programs of Sociology; Socio-legal Studies; Social Work; Education; Social & Political Thought; Public Policy, Admin, & Law; Interdisciplinary Studies. He serves on the Boards of several community - based organizations. Served as consultant/ advisor to federal, provincial and local governments and agencies. Member Executive, Board of Directors, Ontario Confederation of Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Founding Member, Advisory Board. Canadian Institute for International Policing. Invited as Keynote Speaker to national and international conferences. Visiting Scholar, Summer School of Cultural Studies, University of Jyvaskyla; Visiting Scholar at the Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre of Excellence at Huntington University.

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