Faculty

Matthew Tegelberg

Matthew TegelbergProfile: Website
(Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor)
Email: mtegel@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S717
Phone Extension: 30125
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
Matthew Tegelberg earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Trent University and a Master's Degree from the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture at York University and Ryerson University. He teaches SOSC 4001 6.0: Critical Issues in Tourism Studies, SOSC 2560 6.0 Ideology and Everyday Life, SOSC 1000 9.0 Introduction to Social Science.

Tegelberg is a research associate with MediaClimate, an international network of media scholars that study environmental communication, placing particular emphasis on global media coverage of climate change. His research and teaching interests include global tourism, environmental communication, and media representations of indigenous peoples. His research has appeared in Triple C: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, Tourist Studies, International Communication Gazette, International Journal of Cultural Studies and in several edited volumes.

Paul Baxter

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(Assistant Lecturer)
Email: pjbaxter@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
N701A
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

Annette Bickford

Annette BickfordProfile: Website
(Assistant Professor)
Email: bickford@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S706
Phone Extension: 33833
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
Annette Bickford earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from York University and an MA in Social/Cultural Anthropology from the University of Toronto. She has conducted research in North Carolina and has a book under review with the University of Toronto Press. She specializes in interdisciplinary studies; her research lies broadly at the intersections of critical race theory, national identity, postcolonial studies, and governmentality.

Annette is a recipient of York University’s 2013 President's University- Wide Teaching Awards in the Adjunct category. She is a Fellow of McLaughlin College. Prior to her appointment at York University, Annette taught at the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, and Long Island University. She currently teaches SOSC 4000 6.0: Topics in Social Science Research and SOSC 2000: 6.00 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Inquiry.

Lykke de la Cour

Lykke de la CourProfile: Website
(Assistant Professor)
Email: ldlcour@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S718
Phone Extension: 33303
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

Bio
Lykke de la Cour’s Ph.D. is in History from the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching interests focus on health, disability, and early-twentieth century eugenics and biogenetics, particularly processes associated with disablement, biomedicalization, and socio-legal regulation and the formation of gendered, racialized, classed, disabled and transgressive sexual identities. Her manuscript, From ‘Moron’ to ‘Maladjusted’: Eugenics, Gender and Dis/Abled Citizenship, 1930s-1960s, is under contract with UBC Press and she has an article on eugenics, race, and first-wave feminism forthcoming in Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice. She has published and presented papers on topics such as patient case file methodology and women patients’ perspectives of psychiatric institutionalization. Her current research focusses on an examination of how the colonization of Aboriginal populations was extended through psychiatric institutionalization in the 1950s and 1960s. She teaches SOSC 2005 6.0: Body, Power and Society and SOSC 3005 3.0 Disabling Race/Racing Disability.

Jay Goulding

Jay GouldingProfile: Website
(Associate Professor)
Email: jay@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S705
Phone Extension: 20236
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
Jay Goulding is a Professor in the Department of Social Science, York University where he has been Programme Coordinator for Social and Political Thought. He teaches SOSC 3515 6.0 Social and Political Thought: East and West, and SOSC 1000 6.0 Introduction to Social Science. His expertise is in classical and modern Chinese philosophy, Japanese philosophy, hermeneutics, and phenomenology. In the fall of 2013, he was recognized by The Journal of Chinese Philosophy as a distinguished scholar in Chinese philosophy and comparative thinking and invited to contribute an article to the 40th anniversary of the first and only journal in the world devoted solely to Chinese philosophy, published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Tanja Juric

Tanja JuricProfile: Website
(Assistant Professor)
Email: tjuric@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S732
Phone Extension: 33356
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
Tanja Juric is a specialist in morality, political subjectivity, and representation with particular reference to diversity and the law. Two articles are currently under review, which examine racial and religious representation and recognition in ‘postracial’ and ‘postsecular’ societies. Previous work includes a refereed journal article on humility in Kantian subjectivity, as well as a book manuscript under contract with an academic press that explores moral judgment in the work of Kant, Nietzsche, and Adorno. She teaches SOSC 2351: Human Rights in a Socio-Legal Context, SOSC 3391: Social Diversity and Law, SOSC 4000: Topics in Social Science Research.

Nalini Persram

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(Associate Professor)
Email: persramn@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Kaneff Tower
744
Phone Extension: 46012
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
Nalini Persram is Associate Professor with teaching interests in social and political thought, postcolonial studies, empire and Western thought, and theories of subjectivity and alterity. Her other research interests are feminism; critical thought and practice, Caribbean cultures of resistance; process philosophy and extra/ordinary strategies of survival. She currently teaches SOSC 3512 6.00: Postcolonial Theory.

John Simoulidis

John SimoulidisProfile: Website
(Assistant Lecturer)
Email: sims@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
N702
Phone Extension: 33464
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
I am an Assistant Lecturer who teaches in both the Interdisciplinary Social Science and Business and Society Programs. I received my Ph.D. from York (Political Science) and specialize in political theory and political economy, with a particular interest the Japanese Marxist, Kozo Uno. My research interests are Marxist and heterodox theories of crisis, the political economy of food, and economic alternatives. My teaching focuses on helping students better understand the structures and relations that shape their lives and the ways these can be transformed to be more equitable and just. I currently teach SOSC 2560 6.0: Ideology and Everyday Life.

Ted Winslow

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(Associate Professor)
Email: winslow@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S714
Phone Extension: 77819
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science