Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Dr. Kim Anderson is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. As an Indigenous (Metis) scholar, she has spent her career working to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous families in Canada. Much of her research is commun... more

Pat Armstrong is Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. An extremely prolific academic, Armstrong is the author, co-author, or editor of over 25 books and dozens of book chapters and journal articles. With CSPI, Armstrong has published six books: Troubling Care: Critical Per... more

Constance Backhouse is Distinguished Professor and Research Chair in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and co-founder of the Feminist History Society. Her 1991 publication, Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada, was co-published by Women’s Press and the... more

Himani Bannerji is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Department of Equity Studies at York University. Bannerji is responsible for four critically acclaimed CSPI titles: Demography and Democracy: Essays on Nationalism, Gender, and Ideology (2011); The Dark Side of the Nation: Essays on ... more

Cyndy Baskin, PhD, is of Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent, originally from NB who has been living in Toronto for many years. Her clan is the fish and her spirit name translates as something like “The Woman Who Passes on the Teachings.” She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Social Wor... more

Harald Bauder is Professor of Geography and Academic Director at the Centre for Immigration and Settlement at Toronto Metropolitan University. The editor of Immigration and Settlement: Challenges, Experiences, and Opportunities (2012) and author of numerous scholarly works, he is frequently consu... more

Rick Csiernik is a Professor at King’s College, University of Western Ontario. Csiernik has authored and edited several popular CSPI titles: Wellness and Work (2005); Responding to the Oppression of Addiction (co-edited with William S. Rowe, 2010); Substance Use and Abuse (2011); and Homelessness... more

Marcel Danesi is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, and holds an appointment at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education as professor and researcher in bilingual education. Danesi is the author of some of CSPI’s most prominent and engaging texts, inclu... more

George J. Sefa Dei is a Professor in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He is the author of several significant CSPI titles examining racialization, education, and inclusive schooling: New Perspectives on ... more

Jacqueline Gahagan is Professor and Head of the Health Promotion Division in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. She holds cross-appointments in Community Health and Epidemiology, International Development Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Nursing, and Occupatio... more

Ratna Ghosh is the James McGill Professor and William C. Macdonald Professor of Education at McGill University. She is the co-author of Education and the Politics of Difference: Canadian Perspectives, Second Edition (with Ali A. Abdi, CSPI, 2013). Her research interests lie in the areas of multic... more

The late Elliot Goldner was a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, Chair of the Science Advisory Committee at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and Affiliate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Author of one of CSPI’... more

Andrew Jackson spent most of his career as Chief Economist and Director of Social and Economic Policy with the Canadian Labour Congress. Since retiring from the CLC in 2012 he has been Senior Policy Adviser at the Broadbent Institute, and spent two years as the Packer Visiting Professor of Social... more

Carl E. James is Professor of Education at York University, where he is cross-appointed with graduate programs in Sociology and the School of Social Work, and also serves as the Director of the York Centre for Education and Community. He is the author of Race in Play: Understanding the Socio-Cult... more

Tammy Landau is Associate Professor of Criminology at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is the author of Challenging Notions: Critical Victimology in Canada (CSPI, 2008), a ground-breaking work offering critical perspectives on victims and victimization in Canada. A new edition of this popular... more

The late Lee Maracle, a member of the Stó:lō nation, was one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated authors. In addition to receiving the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (2014), the Anne Green Award (2016), and the Bonham Centre Award (2017), Maracle was an instructor in Indigenous S... more

Dennis Raphael is Professor of Health Policy and Management at York University, as well as the author of over 150 publications that speak to topics in public policy, poverty, and social determinants of health. One of CSPI’s top-selling authors, Raphael’s extensive list of publications includes Po... more

Murray E.G. Smith is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brock University. His publication history spans the fields of theoretical and international political economy, classic sociological theory, Marxist theory, social movements, and the sociology of health and illness. He is the author ... more

Barrington Walker is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Queen’s University. An historian of modern Canada, he focuses on the histories of Blacks, race immigration, and the law. The editor of the critically acclaimed CSPI title A History of Immigration and Racism in Canada (2008),... more