Robert Brym

SD Clark Professor of Sociology and Associate Chair (Undergraduate), Department of Sociology Associate, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies Associate, Centre for Jewish Studies

Phone

416-978-3410

Fax

416-787-0795

Location

725 Spadina Avenue

Website

projects.chass.utoronto.ca/brym



Biography

Robert Brym is SD Clark Professor of Sociology and Associate Chair (Undergraduate) of the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He has published more than 100 academic articles and 16 books on Canada, Russia, and the Middle East. His work has been translated into nine languages. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarly work, including the Outstanding Contribution Award of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (1995), the Northrop Frye Award of the University of Toronto (2007), and the President’s Teaching Award of the University of Toronto (2010). From 1986-89 he served as Editor of the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, from 1992-97 as Editor of Current Sociology, and from 2001-05 as Editor of East European Jewish Affairs. In 2008 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He recently completed a SSHRC-funded research project on collective and state violence in Israel and Palestine and is now involved in an SSHRC-funded research project on intolerance and democracy in the Middle East and North Africa.

Research Interests

Violence, intolerance, and democracy in Middle East
Jews in the former Soviet Union and Russia
Social movements in Canada
Introductory sociology

Education

Ph. D University of Toronto (1976)

M. A. Dalhousie University (1973)

B.A. Dalhousie University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1972)

Awards and Distinctions

SD Clark Professor of Sociology, 2014
Dean’s Excellence Award, Univ of Toronto, 2013
President’s Teaching Award, Univ of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teacher Award, 2010
Sociology in Today’s World shortlisted for the Australian Educational Publishing Awards, 2009
Dean’s Excellence Award, Univ of Toronto, 2009
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2008
Oswald Hall Prize for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Department of Sociology, Univ of Toronto, 2008
Northrop Frye Award for excellence in research and teaching, Univ of Toronto, 2007
Keynote Address, 40th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dalhousie University, 2006
Dean’s Excellence Award, Univ of Toronto, 2004
Convocation address, Steps to University Program, Univ of Toronto, 2003
Dean’s Excellence Award, Univ of Toronto, 2001
Distinguished Service Award, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1997
Dean’s Excellence Award, Univ of Toronto, 1996
Hawthorn Lecture, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1996
Dean’s Excellence Award, Univ of Toronto Oustanding Contribution Award, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1995
Book of the Year Award, Harcourt Brace Canada, for New Society: Sociology for the 21st Century Author of the Year Award (College Titles), Harcourt Brace Canada
Dean’s Excellence Award, Univ of Toronto, 1994
Oswald Hall Prize for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Department of Sociology, Univ of Toronto, 1993
Dean’s Excellence Award, Univ of Toronto, 1991
Honourable Mention, Oswald Hall Prize for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Department of Sociology, Univ of Toronto, 1991
Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecturer, University of New Brunswick in Canadian Who’s Who, University of Toronto Press, 1990

Selected Publications

R Brym, M Godbout, A Hoffbauer, G Menard, and T Zhang. 2014. “Social media in the 2011 Egyptian uprising.” British Journal of Sociology 65, 2: 266-92

S Milligan, R Andersen, and R Brym. 2014 “Assessing variation in tolerance in 23 Muslim-majority and western countries.” Canadian Review of Sociology 51, 3: 239-61

R Brym and B Araj. 2012. “Are suicide bombers suicidal?” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 35, 6: 332-43

R Andersen, R Brym, and B Araj. 2012. “Citizen inclusion in the Greater Middle East.” Pp. 65-93 in D Mogahed, ed. The Abu Dhabi Gallup Forum: Research, Dialogue and Solutions.Abu Dhabi: Gallup

R Brym and R Andersen. 2011. “Rational choice and the political bases of changing

Courses

Social Movements
Introductory Sociology

 



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