Law, Communications and Culture, Tier 1
Coombe's work focuses on the
global intersection of intellectual property, cultural heritage and human rights with an emphasis
on indigenous peoples and sustainable development.
Leo V. Panitch
Comparative Political Economy, Tier 1
Panitch’s theoretical and empirical research examines the role that
the American state and corporations are playing in global capitalism to better understand the evolving relationship between finance, production and government in the making of global capitalism.
Christopher D. Innes
Performance and Culture, Tier 1
Innes’s interdisciplinary research
on 20th century theatre and its connections with culture and society’s future analyzes how performances contribute to understanding social history and behaviour.
History of Modern China, Tier 1
Fogel’s comparative East Asian historical research examines the cultural and political interactions
and parallels between China and Japan in the modern era.
Paul E. Lovejoy
African Diaspora History, Tier 1
Lovejoy studies how Africans have confronted slavery and enforced migration as a crime against humanity and how their personal
and collective achievements have influenced modern cultural expression and have shaped a
global society based on dignity and equity.
Political Economy of Gender and Work, Tier 1
Vosko conducts research on labour market insecurity in Canada and internationally with attention to social relations of gender and citizenship. Her current work focuses on employment standards enforcement and access to labour rights and protections among temporary migrant workers. She is director of the Gender and Work Database, the Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment Database and the Employment Standards Database.
Socially Engaged Research in Race and Racialization, Tier 2
Kyriakides' “Racialized Reception Contexts” research program focuses on configurations of racialization in relation to the meaning of East/West, South/North and the articulations of racism and nationalism in the reception of refugees in Europe, North America and the Middle East. The initial five-country analysis of Canada, the United States, Italy, Greece and Jordan will examine the extent to which policy instruments and media discourse related to the global refugee crisis negatively impacts racialized communities in each reception context.