Dorothy E. Smith, Professor Emeritus

June 3, 2022

Dorothy was a professor emerita of the Department of Social Justice Education at OISE and a member of the Order of Canada. She taught sociology at OISE for nearly 25 years until 2005 and is credited with helping to bring feminist principles and perspectives to the field.

As a very highly regarded scholar, Dorothy pushed the boundaries of traditional sociology developing institutional ethnography. Many in our community and beyond have been and will continue to be deeply influenced by her extensive body of work. 

Starting in the 1960s, she sought to re-center her discipline on the experiences of women, people of colour and other marginalized groups.

Read Dorothy E. Smith, Groundbreaker in Feminist Sociology, Dies at 95: New York Times

In Memoriam
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