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Prof. Robert J. Brym

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Professor of Sociology and Associ...

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University of Toronto
1 King's College Circle Medical Sciences Building Room 7358
Toronto , Ontario M5S 1A8
Canada

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  • PhD
    University of Toronto
  • Dalhousie University
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Robert J. Brym
www.provost.utoronto.ca, 8 Dec 2015 [cached]
> Vice-President and Provost > Awards & Honours > President's Teaching Award > Robert J. Brym
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Robert J Brym was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1951 and studied at Dalhousie University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Toronto. He taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1976 to 1978 and then joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, becoming a Full Professor in 1984.
Professor Brym's research focuses on politics and social movements in Russia, Israel/Palestine and Canada. He is a leading authority on the politics of intellectuals, emigration from the former Soviet Union, the development of sociology in Canada, and suicide bombers in Israel/Palestine. His work - including about 100 scholarly papers, six monographs and seven edited collections - has been published in twelve countries and translated into six languages. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and research, including the Outstanding Contribution Award of the Canadian Sociology Association and the Northrop Frye Award. In 2008 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Professor Brym is a dynamic and innovative lecturer, and he especially enjoys Introductory Sociology, which he has taught almost every year since he came to the University of Toronto. His classroom is Convocation Hall. By means of engaging narrative, dialogue, humour, clickers, and film clips he enlivens his presentations and has developed a reputation as one of the University of Toronto's most popular lecturers.
Professor Brym has been invited to speak about how to revitalize the large lecture hall in many universities and colleges in Canada, the United States, and Brazil. He has prepared a variety of teaching aids that are widely used in Introductory Sociology classrooms, including data mapping software, interactive websites, clicker software, and the 7-DVD Think Outside the Book documentary video series, widely considered the best of its kind. In the mid-90s, dissatisfied with available first-year sociology textbooks, he embarked on preparing several textbooks himself. By 2010, his textbooks had been published in 29 editions in English, French, and Portuguese, and in that year alone they were adopted in 271 universities and colleges in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and other countries.
Professor Brym routinely co-authors papers with graduate students, reflecting his strong belief that students learn best by doing research and publishing its results. More unusually, a few years ago he recruited twenty "A" students from his Introductory Sociology course to help him research and write up a paper that was subsequently published in Canada's leading sociology journal. He does not, however, cater just to the student elite. A firm believer in inclusive education, he has actively promoted the STEPS to University and Transitional Year Programs at the University of Toronto, which recruit disadvantaged but promising students to the university.
Robert J Brym is the epitome of the scholar-teacher. By conducting prolific research, publishing with graduate and undergraduate students, mentoring colleagues on teaching techniques, preparing a wide range of teaching aids, writing a series of popular textbooks, and lecturing to enthralled audiences, he has influenced the lives of hundreds of thousands of students for the better and established himself as an educational leader and an outstanding member of the University of Toronto community.
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www.sociology.utoronto.ca, 27 May 2015 [cached]
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Robert Brym is a professor of sociology and Associate Chair (Undergraduate) of the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the President's Teaching Academy, and a winner of the Northrop Frye Prize for academic and teaching excellence. His introductory-level textbooks have been published in Canada, Quebec (in French), the United States, Brazil (in Portuguese), and Australia. He has conducted research on the sociology of intellectuals, social movements in Canada, Jews in Russia, and collective and state violence in Israel and Palestine. Currently, his research focuses on the democracy movement in the Middle East and North Africa.
Robert Brym, a sociologist ...
www.newyorker.com, 20 Nov 2014 [cached]
Robert Brym, a sociologist at the University of Toronto, studied all hundred and thirty-eight Palestinian suicide bombings between September, 2000, and mid-July, 2005. He concluded that they represented less than a quarter of the attempted missions-most were foiled by Israeli forces-and that the vast majority of the Palestinian youths who killed, whatever their ideological predispositions, had themselves lost a friend or a close relative. During those five years, Israeli forces undertook some two hundred assassination attempts, eighty per cent of which hit their targets, often causing, Brym writes, considerable "collateral damage.
People | Munk School of Global Affairs
munkschool.utoronto.ca, 31 Aug 2012 [cached]
Robert Brym
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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...
SocNews
www.sociology.utoronto.ca, 27 May 2015 [cached]
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.
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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.
Brym 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.
In his capacity as SD Clark Chair, Brym will host guest lectures and conferences that will offer definitive sociological analyses of various aspects of Canadian society. He hopes to publish the presentations as a series of books for the educated public.
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