Visiting Professor Institute of Political Economy, Summer 2018
Professor Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and the Director of the Global Labour Research Centre at York University. His research interests are situated in the fields of political economy, economic sociology, and sociology of work and labour, with a specialization in the political economy of work and labour markets.
He is currently a co-investigator in two SSHRC-funded projects: 1) Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards for Workers in Precarious Jobs – focuses on the enforcement of employment standards legislation in Canada. This project aims to understand the ways in which poor legislative enforcement exacerbates conditions of precarious work, and to develop strategies to improve enforcement for workers in precarious jobs. 2) Spaces of Labour in Moments of Urban Populism – explores intersections of populism, austerity, and labour in urban North America.
Professor Thomas is author of four books: Regulating Flexibility: The Political Economy of Employment Standards (McGill-Queens, 2009), Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century (co-edited with N. Pupo, University of Toronto Press, 2010), Work and Labour in Canada: Critical Issues, 3rd Edition (coauthored with A. Jackson, Canadian Scholars Press, 2017), and Power and Everyday Practices (co-edited with D. Brock and R. Raby, Nelson, 2012). His research has been published in scholarly journals including Antipode, Economic & Industrial Democracy, Economic & Labour Relations Review, Journal of Industrial Relations, Labor Studies Journal, Labour/Le Travail, and Studies in Political Economy.
Click here to view the Course Outline for PECO 5501 – Socio-Geographic and Intersectional Perspectives on Work and Labour Description Summer 2018
Professor Luis Llambi- Winter 2018
The Institute welcomes Professor Luis Llambi of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research. As an expert in the field of agricultural economics and rural development, Professor Llambi will teach one course for the Institute and one course for the Department of Political Science.
Professor Simten Coşar- Fall 2017
The Institute welcomes Professor H. Simten Coşar, who will teach two courses while at Carleton this term: Feminism, Peace, and War: Intersectionalities for Political Economy, and The Political Economy of Everyday Academic Life for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Professor Cosar is formerly of the Faculty of Communication, Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey.
Past Visiting Professors:
Professor Harriet Friedmann – Fall 2016
Our fall visitor is Professor Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Geography and Sociology and Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs at University of Toronto. Professor will teach two courses at Carleton: PECO 5501F Political Ecology of Food Systems and SOCI 5806C Sociology of Transitions.
Professor David Blaney – Winter 2017
Our winter visitor is David Blaney, G. Theodore Mitau Professor of Political Science, Macalester College. Professor Blaney will teach two courses this winter, one for the Institute of Political Economy PECO 5502W Capitalism(s), Culture, and Heterogeneity and PSCI 5915 Political Economic Thought on Work, Wealth, and Well-Being for the Department of Political Science. Linked are tentative course outlines for PECO 5502W and PSCI 5915.
Visiting Professor Richard Westra – Winter 2016
Our winter visitor is Richard Westra, Designated Professor of Political Science, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan.
Professor Westra will teach two courses at Carleton University, one for the Institute of Political Economy and one for the Department of Political Science
Visiting Professor John Rapley – Summer 2015
Our early summer visitor is Professor John Rapley. Professor Rapley will teach one course for the Institute and one course for the
Department of Sociology and Anthropology:
SOCI 5805 – Sociology of the Post-Modern State (tentative outline)
Visiting Professor Meg Luxton – Winter 2015
Our winter visitor is Meg Luxton, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University. Professor Luxton will teach one course for the Institute and one course for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology:
Visiting Professor Marianne Marchand – Summer 2014
The visitor for the summer term is Professor Marianne Marchand, Research Chair in International Relations, Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico. Professor Marchand will teach one course for the Institute and a course for the Department of Political Science:
PECO 5501 – Gendered Political Economy
PSCI 5915 – The Political Economy of Migration
Visiting Professor Kevin Farnsworth – Fall 2013
Our visitor for the fall term is Professor Kevin Farnsworth of the Department of Sociology, University of Sheffield, UK. Professor Farnsworth teaches a course for the Institute, and a course for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
PECO 5501F – The Political Economy of Crisis and Austerity
SOCI 5806C – Global Social Policy
Visiting Professor Mathew Coleman – Early Summer 2013
Our visitor for the early summer term is Professor Mathew Coleman from the Department of Geography, The Ohio State University. Professor Coleman will teach a course for the Department of Political Science and a course for the Institute.
PECO 5501A – Critique of Everyday Life (click here for a course description)
PSCI 5915A – Politics, Law and Space (click here for a course description)
Visiting Professor Teresa Healy – Winter 2013
Our visitor for Winter 2013 is Dr. Teresa Healy, Senior Researcher at the Canadian Labour Congress. Professor Healy will teach a course for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a course for the Institute:
PECO 5502X – Communities in Crisis: A Political Economy of Work and Labour in an Era of Economic Turbulence
SOCI 5805W – Qualitative Field Research
Visiting Professor Neil Bradford – Summer 2012
For the first session (May-June) of the summer term, we welcome Professor Neil Bradford from Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario. Professor Bradford will teach:
PECO 5501A/PSCI5501A/SOCI5504A) – Political Economy and Public Policy: A Scalar Perspective (click here for course description)
PSCI 5915 – Governance: Taking Stock and Moving Forward (click here for course description)
Visiting Professor Jane Parpart – Winter 2012
Our visitor for Winter 2012 is Professor Jane Parpart, former Visiting Professor at the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of West Indies, and Professor, International Development Studies, Dalhousie University. Professor Parpart will teach:
PECO 5502/PSCI 5502/SOCI 5505W Gender Politics and Global Democracy for the Institute, and
SOCI 5806X Masculinities, Violence, and (In)security for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Visiting Professor Andrew Biro – Summer 2011
Our visitor for Summer 2011 is Andrew Biro, Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology and Environmental Political Theory, at the Department of Political Science, Acadia University. Professor Biro will teach The Political Economy of Water (PECO 5501A) for the Institute of Political Economy, and Theorizing Green Political Economies (PSCI 5915A) for the Department of Political Science.
PECO 5501A – also listed as PSCI 5501A and SOCI 5504A
The Political Economy of Water
This course explores the production of and responses to water scarcity at multiple scales. We will examine both overt and less visible conflicts over access to water resources and the broader political economic issues these raise.
Visiting Professor Kate Bedford – Winter 2011
The Institute of Political Economy’s Winter Visitor is Kate Bedford, Kent Law School, University of Kent. Dr. Bedford will teach a course for Political Economy and a course for Sociology and Anthropology. A description of the Political Economy course is below.
PECO 5502W – also listed as PSCI 5502W and SOCI 5505S
Casino Capitalism and Militarized Bingo: A Critical Introduction to Gambling and International Political Economy
Gambling is a key mechanism through which we currently make sense of – and critique – dominant formulations of international political economy. The course will explore the historical and global relationship between gambling and political economy. Topics specific to Canada (such as reservation planning) are included.
Visiting Professor Jeff Ayres – Summer 2010
The Institute of Political Economy’s Summer Visitor is Jeff Ayres, Department of Political Science, St. Michael’s College, Vermont. Professor Ayres will teach a course for Political Economy and a course for Political Science. A description of the Political Economy course is below.
PECO 5501S – also listed as PSCI 5501S and SOCI 5504S
Contesting Neoliberal Globalization: From the Local to the Global (pending approval)
This course focuses on the upsurge in contentious politics in the post-Cold War era against neoliberal globalization. We will explore case studies of resistance at different scales including contention around international trade, food sovereignty and the environment.
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 12:30 p.m, July – August session