Faculty News

Dr. Basok's paper is one of the top 15 most cited papers published in the past two years

Dr. Lippert's recently published book has been reviewed by Literacy Review of Canada Magazine and Huffington Post

Dr. Fitzgerald is a co-applicant on a $9.1 million freshwater fish project that has received funding

Dr. Munsterhjelm interviewed on findings for US forensic genetic research

Dr. Cheran co-authors article in The Conversation

Dr. Basok given UWindsor Award

Dr. Fitzgerald's book publication

Dr. Fitzgerald's awarded grant

Dr. Feldman's book publication

Dr. Feldman's invited keynote address

Dr. Cheran provided several invited presentations

Dr. Cradock and PhD student will appear in the new Sage Encyclopedia of Childhood

Dr. Basok and Dr. George will be presenting at the 2019 Migrant Farm Worker Health Forum on April 26

Dr. Datta to Conclude Humanities Week with a Public Lecture on March 29

Dr. Munsterhjelm has been quoted in the New York Times

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology is hosting a talk by Dr. M'Closkey

Dr. M'Closkey is being honoured

Dr. M'Closkey receives Human Rights and Social Justice Award

Dr. Harney co-organized the Migration, Mobility and Borders Summer Institute in Trento, Italy

Several department members receive awards at the Celebration of Excellence in Research

Welcome to our newest Faculty member: Dr. Feldman

Professor Fitzgerald was recently interviewed about the link between human and animal domestic violence on CBC's Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan

Professor Sharma-Persaud to sign copies of award-winning book at the Campus Bookstore

Professor M'Closkey co-writes a brochure for the U.S. government

Professor M'Closkey recently returned from giving a talking on Navajo Textiles

Dr. Albanese recently returned from a 10-day tip to Sao Paulo, Brazil 

Dr. Renu Sharma-Persaud's book "Mastery of You" has been recognized

Dr. Ku was recently interviewed by CBC Windsor

CBC News featured Dr. Cachon


Dr. John Albanese

Dr. Albanese recently returned from a 10-day trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil 

John Albanese recently returned from a 10-day trip to São Paulo, Brazil. He was there to assist the Grupo de Trabalho Perus (GTP) with the identification of people who disappeared in the 1970s. The GTP is working at the Centro de Antropologia e Arqueologia Forense (CAAF) at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) and this is the first major project of its kind in Brazil to deal with the identification of individuals and the documentation of human rights violations under the dictatorship. While there, he also met with Eloisa Arruda, the Secretary for Human Rights for Prefecture of São Paulo. (Article: Equipe do Centro de Antropologia e Arqueologia Forense da Universidade Federal de São Paulo visita Secretaria [English translation])


Dr. Tanya Basok

Dr. Basok and Dr. George will be presenting at the 2019 Migrant Farm Worker Health Forum on April 26

Dr. Basok and Dr. George will be giving a presentation titled, "Belonging, Inclusion/Exclusion and Well-being Among Agricultural Migrant Workers in Southwestern Ontario".  In adddition to Dr. Basok being a plenary speaker, she will be presenting on "Improving the Lives and Health of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada: Struggles, Challenges and Opportunities."

The presentations will occur at the 2019 Migrant Farm Worker Health Forum on Friday April 26 at Windsor Hall, University of Windsor, 167 Ferry Street. 

Dr. Basok given UWindsor Award

Dr. Tanya Basok was awarded the UWindsor Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity in the category of Established Scholars and Researcher at the Annual Celebration of Excellence.

Dr.  Basok is recognized globally for her research on international migration and migrant worker and refugee experiences. Her research informs the work of policy-makers in Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

You can find more about the event here.

Dr. Basok's paper is one of the top 15 most cited papers published in the past two years

Dr. Tanya Basok's published paper, "Precarious Legality: Regularizing Central American Migrants in Mexico" is one of the top 15 most cited papers published in the past two years in the journal Ethic and Racial Studies.


Dr. Maria Frances Cachon

CBC News featured Dr. Cachon

UWindsor sexual assault prevention workshops rising in popularity

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/bystander-initiative-popularity-rising-at-uwindsor-1.4855198


Dr. Rudhramoorthy Cheran

Dr. Cheran provided several invited presentation

Dr. Rudhramoorthy Cheran has been busy giving invited talks, including:

  • When History fails: Embedded Stories. R.Cheran in Conversation with Kavitha Muralidharan, Hindu Lit for Life Festival, Chennai, January 13,2019.
  • Literature as Diasporic history: A discussion on Pa Singaram's novel Beyond the Seas, Lit for Life Festival, Chennai, India. January 14,2019.
  • Literature as Diasporic History: Theoretical Challenges, Invited  Special Lecture. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, January 28, 2019
  • Violence of a Nation: R.Cheran in Conversation  with  Mallika Shakya. Department of Sociology, South Asian University, new Delhi, January 29, 2019.
  • Sea as History: Migration, Maritime Trade and Tamil identity. Keynote address at the conference, New Perspectives on Tamil identity and Belonging, American College, Madurai, India, February 9.2019.

Dr. Cheran co-authors article in The Conversation

Dr. Rudhramoorthy Cheran co-authors the article, "Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A tale of two genocides" in The Conversation.  The article is written about the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka.


Dr. Gerald Cradock

Dr. Cradock and PhD student will appear in the new Sage Encyclopedia of Childhood

Dr. Gerald Cradock and his former PhD student, Erwin Selimos, have authored an entry on “Interpretative Reproduction” that will appear in the new Sage Encyclopedia of Childhood.


Dr. Ronjon Paul Datta

Dr. Datta to Conclude Humanities Week with a Public Lecture on March 29

Dr. Datta will be presenting his Humanities Research Fellow 2018-19 Public Lecture entitled "Debating Sacrifice with Durkheim".  The lecture draws on research he has done for his book with Routledge entitled Durkheim on Religion.

The talk will take place at 6pm, Friday, March 29th downtown in the Performance Hall at the Armouries (University Avenue and Freedom Way) to conclude Humanities Week events at the University.


Dr. Greg Feldman

Welcome to our newest Faculty member: Dr. Feldman

Greg Feldman arrives from the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University. An anthropologist, at home in inter-disciplinary settings, his work on migration, borders, sovereignty, security, and political action engages academics, policymakers, and curious readers from many perspectives. He is currently writing a book called “The Gray Zone: Sovereignty and Action among Undercover Police Investigation in a World of Migration”, which will be published by Stanford University Press. This term he is teaching Social Dilemmas (48-220) and Humanitarianism and Counterinsurgency Warfare (48-397).

Dr. Feldman's book publication

Dr. Greg Feldman’s book, The Gray Zone: Sovereignty, Human Smuggling, and Undercover Police Investigation in Europe, was published recently by Stanford University Press

Dr. Feldman's invited keynote address

Greg also provided the following keynote lecture: “Borderwork, Migrants, Brokers, European Border Governance in West Africa” January 29th-30th, 2019. Delivered in Dakar, Senegal; Conference organized by the Danish Institute for International Security.


Dr. Amy Fitzgerald

Professor Fitzgerald was recently interviewed about the link between human and animal domestic violence on CBC's Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan

Professor Fitzgerald was in Ottawa recently giving a plenary address at the Canadian Federation of Humane Society’s national conference on the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence. While in Ottawa, Dr. Fitzgerald was interviewed about the conference and her research on CBC's Ottawa Morning, which you can listen to on CBC's website.

Dr. Fitzgerald's book publication

Dr. Amy Fitzgerald’s book, Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism: Understanding and Bridging the Divide, was published recently by Polity Press.

Dr. Fitzgerald's awarded grant

Amy Fitzgerald (PI), Betty Barrett (WGS), Patti Fritz (Psyc), Rochelle Stevenson (Thompson Rivers University), and Deborah McPhee (Goodman Business School, Brock University) were awarded a 2019 SSHRC Insight Grant for their project, “The intersection of violence against women and animals in Canadian homes: Developing much-needed research-informed programs and policies.”

Betty Barrett (PI; WGS), Amy Fitzgerald, Patti Fritz (Psyc), and Rochelle Stevenson (Sociology and Criminology, Thompson Rivers University) have started a 2019 SSHRC Partnership Engage funded project with RedRover, a charitable organization in the US, titled “Facilitating safe housing for women and pets fleeing abusive relationships.”

Kendra Coulter (PI; Labour Studies, Brock University) and Amy Fitzgerald were awarded a 2019 SSHRC Insight Grant for their project titled “Analysis of Public Investment in Animal Cruelty Investigation Work.”

Amy Fitzgerald was awarded Harvard University’s Animal Law and Policy Research Fellowship. She will be in residence at Harvard’s Law School during the winter and spring of 2020

Dr. Fitzgerald is a co-applicant on a $9.1 million freshwater fish project that has received funding

Dr. Fitzgerald along with other researchers at UWindsor received $9.1 million in funding to conduct research that will help ensure the sustainability of freshwater fish stocks in Canada for generations to come.  For more information, click here.


Dr. Glynis George

Dr. Basok and Dr. George will be presenting at the 2019 Migrant Farm Worker Health Forum on April 26

Dr. Basok and Dr. George will be giving a presentation titled, "Belonging, Inclusion/Exclusion and Well-being Among Agricultural Migrant Workers in Southwestern Ontario".  In adddition to Dr. Basok being a plenary speaker, she will be presenting on "Improving the Lives and Health of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada: Struggles, Challenges and Opportunities."

The presentations will occur at the 2019 Migrant Farm Worker Health Forum on Friday April 26 at Windsor Hall, University of Windsor, 167 Ferry Street. 


Dr. Nicholas Harney

Dr. Harney co-organized the Migration, Mobility and Borders Summer Institute in Trento, Italy

The University of Windsor’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, in collaboration with University of Trento’s Department of Sociology and Social Research, sponsored a weeklong Migration, Mobility and Borders Summer Institute at the University of Trento. The Summer Institute was a knowledge-sharing, comparative event held during the week of August 25- September 1st, 2018 at the Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale of the Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy. For more information, please visit the Migration, Mobility and Borders Summer Institute webpage


Dr. Randy K. Lippert

Dr. Lippert's recently published book has been reviewed by Literacy Review of Canada Magazine and Huffington Post

Dr. Lippert's book Condo Conquest: Urban Governance, Law, and Condoization in New York City and Toronto was given a written review by Literacy Review of Canada Magazine.  You can read the article here: Common Elements: The coercive world of condo governance

Huffington Post also interviewed Dr. Lippert on the book.  You can read the article here: Is It Worth It To Buy A Condo In Canada Anymore? New Books Warns Of Risk Of Collapse


Dr. Jane Ku

Dr. Ku was recently interviews by CBC Windsor

Dr. Ku was asked her opinion regarding racism in society and how to change views and opinions. Listen to her answer in this video here.


Dr. Kathy M'Closkey

Professor M'Closkey recently returned from giving a talking on Navajo Textiles 

Professor M'Closkey recently returned from the Western Colorado Center for the Arts where she gave a talk titled “Unravelling the Narratives of Nostalgia about Navajo Weavers and Reservation Traders”.

Professor M'Closkey co-writes a brochure for the U.S. government

Dr. M'Closkey was a contributing author on the consumer protection brochure recently published by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the United States Department of the Interior.  The brochure, entitiled How to Buy Authentic Navajo (Diné) Weavings, was released in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month.  For further information, please see the board's press release.

Dr. M'Closkey Human Rights and Social Justice Award

The Human Rights and Social Justice Award goes to Kathy M’Closkey of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology;

Dr. M'Closkey is being honoured

Dr. M'Closkey is being honoured at the 21st Diné Studies Conference – in Tsaile, Arizona – for her work with the Navajo Nation, which believes Dr. M'Closkey's work and advocacy has improved the lives of the Diné people.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology is hosting a talk by Dr. M'Closkey

SAC invites you to join Dr. M'Closkey's talk on her forthcoming book, "Why the Navajo Blanket Became a Rug: Excavating the Lost Heritage of Globalization".  It will be on Tuesday, March 19th from 11:30am-12:30pm in Chrysler Hall South room 162.


Dr. Mark Munsterhjelm

Dr. Munsterhjelm has been quoted in the New York Times

Since November 2018, Dr. Munsterhjelm has been cooperating with Sui-Lee Wee of the New York Times on an article about forensic genetic research involving Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang in northwest China. 

Read the article here: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/business/china-xinjiang-uighur-dna-thermo-fisher.html

Dr. Munsterhjelm interviewed on findings for US forensic genetic research

On June 18, Dr. Munsterhjelm wrote a short opinion piece in cooperation with Human Rights Watch entitled "Scientists are Aiding Apartheid in China" published by JustSecurity.org, which is based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law and features topical articles on US national security law and policy.

On July 5th, he was interviewed by Ailsa Chang on his ongoing project on US forensic genetic research cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Public Security on National Public Radio "Planet Money" podcat.  You can find the podcast here.

On July 18, a shortened version of the Planet Money podcast was broadcast nationally in the United States on the NPR program "All Things Considered".


Dr. Renu Sharma-Persaud

Dr. Renu Sharma-Persaud's Book "Mastery of You" has been recognized

Reader's Favorite recognizes "The Mastery of You" in its annual international book award contest.

The Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

You can learn more about Renu Persaud and "The Mastery of You" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/the-mastery-of-you.

Professor Sharma-Persaud to sign copies of award-winning book at the Campus Bookstore

Dr. Sharma-Persaud will be at the University of Windsor Campus Bookstore signing copies of her award-winning book The Mastery of You, on Wednesday, November 22 at 12:30 p.m. Read more about the event in this Daily News article, and to read more about the award-winning, see the news item below! Congratulations, once more, to Dr. Sharma-Persaud.


Various Faculty and Students

Several department members receive awards at the Celebration of Excellence in Research

Each year the VPRI acknowledges excellence in research and related activities at the annual Celebration of Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. This year the event will be in the Alumni Auditorium on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. We have seven awardees in our Department:

Tanya Basok
Amy Fitzgerald
Glynis George
Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
Suzanna McMurphy
Rochelle Stevenson
Travis Reitsma

Congratulations on their contribution to research and research culture at the University of Windsor!