Book Launches

The Criminalization of Migration | Book Launch  December 5, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room

With an estimated 260 million migrants in the world today, including over 68.5 million of those who are forcibly displaced, States have turned to draconian measures to try to stem the flow of irregular migration, including, the criminalization of migration itself. "Crimmigration" or the "criminalization of migration" involves the use of criminal law measures, public policies, and practices that stigmatize, marginalize and diminish or undermine the rights of those who are forcibly displaced. Canada has not been immune from these practices, despite its reputation of being one of the most open immigrant and refugee receiving States in the world.

Speakers: Joseph Rikhof and Nancy Weisman (panel) with James Simeon (Moderator)

Light refreshments provided.  Everyone welcome.
For further information, please contact Vicky Carnevale at: x: 33824 or

Hosted by the Office of the Head of McLaughlin College.

The Centre for Feminist Research and the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies Present: Book launch for Queer Politics in India: Towards Sexual Subaltern Subjects by Shraddha Chatterjee (GFWS)
November 6, 2018
12 - 2 PM
626 Kaneff Tower | York University

Introduced by Dr. David Murray (Anthropology)
Moderator: Harshita Yalamarty (GFWS)
Respondents: Preity Kumar (GFWS) and Karuna Chandrashekar (SPTH)

Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible space, gender-neutral & gender-segregated washrooms. Light refreshments provided. Please advise of allergies with RSVP. Kaneff is not a scent-free environment.
FREE event. All are welcome.

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Brown bag event – bring your own lunch! Cookies and coffee provided.

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Summary: Queer Politics in India simultaneously tells two interconnected stories. The first explores the struggle against violence and marginalization by queer people in the Indian subcontinent, and places this movement towards equality and inclusion in relation to queer movements across the world. The second story, about a lesbian suicide in a small village in India, interrupts the first one, and together, these two stories push and pull the book to elucidate the failure and promise of queer politics, in India and the rest of the world.

NEW BOOK: Research Handbook on Child Migration by Bhabha, Kanics and Senovilla Hernandez
Recommended by Wenona Giles

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The scope and complexity of child migration have only recently emerged as a critical factors in global migration. This volume assembles for the first time a richly interdisciplinary body of work, drawing on contributions from renowned scholars, eminent practitioners and prominent civil society advocates from across the globe and from a wide range of different mobility contexts. Their invaluable pedagogical tools and research documents demonstrate the urgency and breadth of this important new aspect of international human mobility in our global age.

"Listening to the Lyricism of Leonard Cohen",
A musical book-talk with Dr. Rabbi Aubrey Glazer,
Professor Sundar Viswanathan, David Wall and Aaron Lightstone
Sunday, October 28, 2018
7pm in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall,
Accolades East Building, York University

Dr. Glazer's insights on the spiritual and mystical threads of Leonard Cohen's lyrics will be punctuated by live musical renditions of the great Canadian Jewish bard's songbook.

Dr. Glazer's book, Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen's Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond, published by Academic Studies Press (2016), will be available for purchase and signing at the kosher reception following the concert.

Admission is free but seats are limited.
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The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards
October 14, 2018
2:00 P.M.
Tribute Communities Recital Hall
Accolate East Building

The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards will be celebrating the works of Natalie Morrill, Kathy Kacer and Jordana Lebowitz, Pierre Anctil, Max Wallace, Rebecca Papucaru, Daniel Kupfert Heller, Seymour Mayne and Anne Renaud and Richard Rudnicki.

Please join us for a meet-the-author reception and book signing after the ceremony.
Passes to the Student Services Parking Structure will be available on site.

The venue is located just outside the York University subway station (TTC Line 1).

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