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Faculty Awardees

Tanya Titchkosky, recipient of 2016 Reviewer Award for Outstanding Journal Reviews awarded by the Liverpool University Press for her role of reviewer during the peer-review process for Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies. 

George Dei wins prestigious Whitworth award for profound impact on race and education.

D.W. Livingstone. "Changing Wokplaces ina Knowledge Economy: Occupational Clss Structue, Skill Use and the Place of Professions in Canada". SSHRC Insigt Research Grat 435-2015-0732. Awarded April, 2015. (with Tracey Adam and Peter H. Sawchuk).

Njoki Wane wins the David E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Education at OISE’s Teaching Excellence Awards.

Monica Heller is elected President (2013-15) of the American Anthropological Association, the world's largest academic society of anthropologists.

Monica Heller, recipient of the 2014 Prix du CRCCF award.

John P. Portelli wins the 2013 OISE David E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

Alison Prentice (Professor Emerita) is appointed Member of the Order of Canada on June 28, 2013.

Tanya Titchkosky, 2014 recipient of The CDSA-ACEI Tanis Doe Award for Canadian Disability Study and Culture: http://www.cdsa-acei.ca/tanisdoe.html

Miglena Todorova, 2014 recipient of the "Professor of the Year Award," University of Toronto, Scarborough College.

Njoki Wane, "Off the Clock" - A Global Effort in Embu, Kenya. 


Alumni Awardees

Anne McGuire (PhD 2011) wins the first Tobin Siebers prize in Disability Studies in the Humanities at the Modern Languages Association for her book "War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence"

Kate Cairns (PhD 2011) wins the 2013 Alice Wilson Award from the Royal Society of Canada.

Paloma Villegas (PhD 2012) wins the 2012 OISE Leithwood Award for Oustanding Thesis of the Year.

Michael Mcgarry (PhD 2013) wins the 2014 Canadian Philosophy of Education Society Dissertation Award (To read, write, and cast accounts: Foucault, Governmentality and Education in Upper Canada/Canada West).


Student Awardees

Academic Excellence

Laura Kwak (OISE) 2013-2014

Best Student Paper

Laura Landertinger, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) for "The Best Student Paper" presented at the annual NAISA Conference in 2014

Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship

Terri-Lynn Langdon, Ph.D. candidate, recipeint of the Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship.

Excellence In Leadership

Jacqui Spencer, recipient of the Leonard Braithwaite Award for Excellence in Leadership.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier

Marissa Largo, Doctoral (2013-16)

Ashling Ligate, Masters

Averie MacDonald, Masters

Amanda Parris, Masters

Jaclyn  San Antonio, Doctoral (2013-16)

OISE Muriel Fung Student Appreciation Award

Harriet Akanmori, PhD student (2015)

Francisco Villegas, PhD Candidate (2014)

Cindy Ruvashtre Sinclair, PhD Candidate (2013)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Raneem Azzam (2013)

Leroy Baker (2014)

Veronica Carr (2013)

Patricia Douglas (2013)

Trystan Goetze (2013)

Jennifer Jagire (2013)

Yongfang Jia (2013)

Natalie Kourie-Towe (2013)

Laura Kwak (2013)

Laura Landertinger (2013)

Jia Luo (2013)

Katherine Milley (2013)

Selena Nemorin (2013)

Kendra Pitt (2013)

Eric Ritskes (2013)

Nashwa Salem (2013)

Jijian Voronka (2013)


Laura Landertinger (2014)

Ashling Ligate (2013)

Averie MacDonald (2013)

Amanda Parris (2013)

Aman Sium (2013)

Preeia Surajbali (2013)

U of T Women's Association A&C Coman Scholarship

Kate Zankowics, winner of the University of Toronto Women's Association A&C Coman Scholarship, 2013-2014

Vanier Scholarship

David Pereira, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2013-16

William Waters Scholarship

Roopa Cheema, William Waters Scholarship

Surekha Gangopadhyay, William Waters Scholarship









  • D.W. Livingstone. "Exploitation, Stagnant Wages and Underemployment in Advanced Capitalism: A Canadian Perspective". Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research. 27 (2015): 46-54.


  • Razack, ShereneDying From Improvement - Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.
  • Boyd, Dwight RBecoming of Two Minds about Liberalism: A Chronicle of Philosophical and Moral Development. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.


  • Bakan, Abigail B. and Enakshi Dua.  Theorizing Anti-Racism: Linkages in Marxism and Critical Race Theories, University of Toronto Press, 2014.

  • Matt Ratto and Megan Boler (Eds.). DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014.

  • Vivienne Bozalek, Brenda Leibowitz, Ronelle Caroliseen, and Megan Boler (Eds). Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices, Routledge, 2014.

  • Dei, J. Sefa and Paul B. Adjei (Eds).  Emerging Perspectives on 'African Development': Speaking Differently, Peter Lang Publishing Press, New York, 2014.

  • Dei, J. George and Mairi McDermott (Eds).  Politics of Anti-Racism Education: In Search of Strategies for Transformative Learning, Springer 2014.

  • Njoki Nathani WaneIndigenous African Knowledge Production: Food-Processing Practices among Kenyan Rural Women, University of Toronto Press, 2014.

  • Wane, Nathani Njoki, Francis Akena Adyanga and Ahmed Ali Ilmi (Eds).  Spiritual Discourse in the Academy: A Globalized Indigeneous Perspective, Peter Lang Publishing, 2014.

  • Asabere-Ameyaw, Akwasi, Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, George Sefa Dei and Kolawole Raheem (Eds).  Indigenist African Development and Related Issues: Towards a Transdiciplinary Perspective, Sense Publishers, 2014.


  • George J. Sefa Dei and Arlo Kempf. New Perspectives on  African-Centred Education in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press, 2013.

  • William Hare and John P. Portelli (Eds.). Philosophy of Education: Introductory Readings. Edmonton, AB: Brush Education, 2013.

  • Njoki N. Wane and Larissa Cairncross. Equity in Practice: Transformational Training Resource. Oakville, ON: Nsemia, 2013.

  • Njoki N. WaneJennifer Jagire, and Zahra Murad (Eds.). Ruptures: Anti-Colonial and Anti-Racist Feminist Theorizing. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense, 2013.

  • Njoki N. Wane and Erica Neeganagwedgin (Eds.). A Handbook on African Traditional Healing Approaches and Research Practices. Oakville, ON: Nsemia, 2013. 


  • Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, George J. Sefa Dei, and Kolawole Raheem (Eds.). Contemporary Issues in African Sciences and Science Education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense, 2012.

  • Rosemary Clark, David W. Livingstone, and Harry Smaller (Eds.). Teacher Learning and Power in the Knowledge Society. Notterdam, Netherlands: Sense, 2012.

  • Roland Sintos Coloma, Bonnie McElhinny, Ethel Tungohan, John Paul Catungal, and Lisa Davidson. (Eds.). Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisibility. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

  • David W. Livingstone and David Guile (Eds.). The Knowledge Economy and Lifelong Learning. Notterdam, Netherlands: Sense, 2012.

  • Brenda L. Spencer, Kenneth D. Gariepy, Kari Dehli, and James Ryan (Eds.). Canadian Education: Governing Practices and Producing Subjects. Notterdam, Netherlands: Sense, 2012.


  • Martin J. Cannon and Lina Sunseri (Eds.). Racism, Colonialism, and Indigeneity in Canada. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • George J. Sefa Dei (Ed.). Indigenous Philosophies and Critical Education. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.

  • Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller (Eds). Language in Late Capitalism: Pride and Profit. London: Routledge, 2011.

  • Monica HellerPaths to Post-Nationalism: A Critical Ethnography of Language and Identity. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • David W. Livingstone (Ed.). Lifelong Learning in Paid and Unpaid Work. New York: Routledge, 2011.
  • David W. Livingstone, Dorothy E. Smith, and Warren Smith. Manufacturing Meltdown: Reshaping Steel Work. Winnepeg, MB: Fernwood, 2011.
  • Tanya TitchkoskyThe Question of Access: Disability, Space, Meaning. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

  • Njoki N. WaneArlo Kempf, and Marlon Simmons (Eds). The Politics of Cultural Knowledge. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense, 2011.

  • Njoki N. Wane, Energy L. Manyimo, and Eric J. Ritskes (Eds). Spirituality, Education and Society: An Integrated Approach. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense, 2011.


  • Adyanga, Francis AkenaThe Catastrophe of Education in Civil War Areas, Uganda: The Impact of Civil War on Education:  A Case Study of Acholiland, Northern Uganda, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.
  • Megan Boler (Ed.). Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. 
  • Cankech, Onecan A. The Origin of Wrongs Against African Women: An Enquiry on Black Women's Role and Contribution from Antiquity.  Foreword by Molefi K. Asante, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.

  • George J. Sefa Dei (Ed.). Fanon and the Counterinsurgency of Education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense, 2010.

  • George J. Sefa Dei (Ed.). Learning to Succeed: The Challenges and Possibilities of Educational Achievement for All. London, UK: Teneo, 2010.

  • George J. Sefa Dei and Marlon Simmons (Eds.). Fanon and Education: Thinking Through Pedagogical Possibilities. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.

  • Roy Moodley and Rinaldo Walcott (Eds). Counseling Across and Beyond Cultures: Exploring the Work of Clemmont E. Vontress in Clinical Practice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

  • Sherene Razack, Malinda Smith, and Sunera Thobani (Eds.). States of Race: Critical Race Feminism for the 21st Century. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2010.

NEWS & EVENTS - Archive

NEWS - Archive


Dwight R. Boyd, Professor Emeritus of SJE, on the publication of his book Becoming of Two Minds about Liberalism: A Chronicle of Philosophical and Moral Development.

Maya Chacaby, SJE PhD student, who was featured in Maclean's Magazine as a professor who is bringing Ojibwe culture to the classroom. See the story here: http://www.macleans.ca/education/how-one-york-professor-is-bringing-ojibwe-culture-to-the-classroom/.

Farai Gonzo, SJE PhD student, who was featured in the Toronto Star as part of the Scholars-At-Risk Program. Gonzo is doing her PhD in how community radio in Toronto might better serve immigrants from Africa: http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/10/23/scholars-at-risk-throws-lifeline-of-learning-to-those-whove-faced-danger.html.

Congratulations to Rusa Jeremic, SJE PhD student, whose artwork has been published in The Harper Record 2008-2015. The book can be found here and Rusa's art piece is on page 229: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/harper-record-2008-2015.

The University of Toronto Students for Barrier Free Access (SBA), Board of Directors is delighted to support the ongoing public disability centric events of the Department of Social Justice Education (SJE), with funds made available for this purpose in 2015-16. This award is to support future events while acknowledging and nurturing the collaborative relation between SBA, disabled students and social justice scholarship. Please watch for future event notices, and please visit http://www.uoftsba.com.

Lauren Bialystok, Assistant Professor, for her Huffington Post article on the Ontario Sex Ed Curriculum protests. Read the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/misha-abarbanel/sex-ed-curriculum-protest_b_8123292.html.

George Sefa Dei, Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto, was awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora (ADF) 2015 Fellowship. This award is dedicated for educational projects at African higher education institutions.

OCUFA distinguished 2014 Status of Women Award of Distinction and the Lorimer Award, awarded in recognization of women who have improved the lives and working conditions of academic women and, by extension, their students, colleagues, families, and friends. Winners include:

  • Sandra Acker, Professor Emerita of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto, for her research on women academics and mentorship of graduate students
  • Kathryn Church, Director, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University and graduate of OISE, for her scholarship and advocacy on behalf of academic women with disabilities

Monica Heller is elected President (2013-15) of the American Anthropological Association, the world's largest academic society of anthropologists.

Monica Heller2014 recipient of the Prix du CRCCF award.

Tanya Titchkosky, 2014 recipient of The CDSA-ACEI Tanis Doe Award for Canadian Disability Study and Culture: http://www.cdsa-acei.ca/tanisdoe.html.

Miglena Todorova, 2014 recipient of the Professor of the Year Award, University of Toronto, Scarborough College.

Njoki Wane, "Off the Clock" profile: A Global Effort in Embu, Kenya. February, 2014. Read the profile here: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/new/otc2/otcwdnwsowa.htm.


EVENTS- Archive

  • Spring Convocation 2017, OISE Teacher Education Programs: MT, MA-CSE, Bachelor of Education, June 22, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am, Convocation Speaker: Professor Jean-Paul Restoule. Watch live: http://uoft.strmstr.com/. Join us for Reception: 12-2pm at OISE Library


  • Department of Social Justice Education Meet and Greet, June 21, 2017, 5-7pm, SJE Lounge
  • The Coloniality of Existence: Africa in Scholarship and Museums. Lecture by Professor George Dei. June 9, 2017, 6-7 pm, Location: ROM. Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm, OISE Library, ground floor. Join us for a panel discussion and book launch, Whose Lives Matter? Dying From Improvement - Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody. Sherene Razack, author.


  • Friday November 13, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm, 12th floor, 12-274, SJE Seminar Room. SJE Student Workshop: Scholars as Writers. Facilitators: Miglena Todorova and Eve Tuck, SJE Faculty. Have you felt discouraged and fearful you are the only one who hasn’t figured out how to be a prolific academic writer? Do you experience writer’s blocks and often feel you have nothing “important” to say or write? In this event, we invite SJE graduate students to a conversation about academic writing as “work” and cultivating routines and habits that make one a successful and published writer and scholar. The workshop includes Dr. Miglena Todorova who will share findings from research on the psychology, sociality and practices of academic writing, as well as ways to overcome blocks and doubts when writing dissertation chapters, essays, journal articles or conference papers. Frequent writer Dr. Eve Tuck will discuss her approaches to considering audience, cultivating a writing life, collaborating, generating new writing and avoiding getting stuck featuring Sondra Perl’s Guidelines to Composing. Please join us for this important event where we create communities of writers.


  • Wednesday, October 29, 2015, 4:00-6:00pm, Nexus Lounge, 12th floor, OISE. Join us for a Public Issues Forum on Sex Education: Curriculum and Controversy moderated by Lauren Bialystok. Panelists include David Rayside, Professor Emeritus (UT), Political Science, former Director of the Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Kathy Bickmore, Professor, Curriculum Studies (OISE/UT) and Rabea Murtaza, Founder of Muslims for Ontario’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Sponsored by the Centre for Ethics and the Department of Social Justice Education.


  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 2:00-5:00pm, Nexus Lounge, 12th floor, OISE. Join us to celebrate the launch of the edited volume, Theorizing Anti-RacismPanel discussion with Abigail B. Bakan and Enakshi Dua (editors), and Sedef Arat-Koç, Himani Bannerji and Anthony Bogues (contributors). Co-sponsored by The Centre for Feminist Research at York University and University of Toronto Press.


  • Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00-7:00pm, 12th floor, SJE Lounge. Social Justice Education, Departmental Orientation. Faculty, students and staff will be welcoming you into your program and to the department. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!