December 19, 2016
Graduate Student Kristin Plys who began study at Yale in 2009, will join the University of Toronto’s Department of Sociology in July 2017 as a tenure-track assistant professor. The sociology of department at the University of Toronto is rated the 19th best sociology department in the world by the QS World Rankings, and rated the #1 department in Canada. There, Kristin will continue her research on the historical and comparative sociology of the Global South alongside many world renowned sociologists including Anna Korteweg, Zaheer Baber, Hae Yeon Choo, and others. Kristin has published articles in Review (Fernand Braudel Center), International Journal of Comparative Sociology, and has an article forthcoming at Theory and Society. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her PhD dissertation on fieldwork and archival work in India. It analyses the possibilities for social protest against the Third World totalitarian moment of the 1960s and 70s as seen from India’s Emergency (1975-7). She has found that autonomous zones were key in restoring democracy after its postcolonial occlusion. Her dissertation was supervised by Julia Adams (Chair), Steven Wilkinson, Emily Erikson, and Charles Lemert.
Additionally, Kristin is working on a book with Yale Center for Comparative Research Senior Scholar and John C. Andrus Professor of Social Theory Emeritus at Wesleyan University, Charles Lemert, entitled, “Capitalism and Its Uncertain Future” under contract with Routledge, New York.
What fantastic news! All the best Kristin!