The Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto
is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Brym
as the new SD Clark Chair of Sociology.
Robert Brym was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, and received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1976 after completing undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
From 1976-78 he taught at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland.
He has been a faculty member at the University of Toronto since 1978.
He is currently Associate Chair (Undergraduate) of the Department of Sociology and an Associate of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the Centre for Jewish Studies.
is recognized internationally as an authority on the sociology of intellectuals, social movements in Canada, Jews in the former Soviet Union, and political violence and intolerance in the Middle East and North Africa.
He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and a winner of the Northrop Frye Award, the Outstanding Contribution Award of the Canadian Sociological Association, and the President's Teaching Award.
The author of six monographs and more than a hundred scholarly articles, his
work has been translated into nine languages.
He has been the Editor of three academic journals in the UK and Canada. Brym has also co-authored English Canada's leading introductory sociology textbooks, which have appeared in US, Brazilian (Portuguese), Australian, and Quebec (French) editions.
capacity as SD Clark Chair, Brym
will host guest lectures and conferences that will offer definitive sociological analyses of various aspects of Canadian society.
hopes to publish the presentations as a series of books for the educated public.