Faculty

Caroline Shenaz HosseinProfile: Website
(Associate Professor, Program Coordinator)
Email: chossein@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S763
Phone Extension: 33612
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
Author of Politicized Microfinance: Money, power and violence in the Black Americas (University of Toronto Press, 2016); co-editor of Business & Society: A Critical Introduction (Zed, 2017) and editor of The Black Social Economy in the Americas: Exploring Diverse Community-Based Alternative Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2018). In 2017, she received the Helen Potter Award for best journal article from the Association of Social Economics. Dr. Hossein’s project “African origins in the Social Economy” is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (2017-19), which examines the social economy in racialized communities in Toronto and Montreal. First in her family to attend university, Dr. Hossein holds a PhD in Political Science (University of Toronto), an MPA (Cornell University), an LL.B (University of Kent at Canterbury) and BA (Saint Mary's University, Halifax). More recently, she was a Fellow at the Polanyi Institute for Political Economy, Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, U.S Fulbright at the University of West Indies/Mona, Jamaica and a holds a Visiting Professorship at Bahar Dar University, Ethiopia where she will spend her 2018-19 sabbatical. She is an executive member on the board of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diaspora and the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. For a decade, Dr. Hossein has worked in global non-profits, including managing a community bank in Niger, West Africa rendering it financially sustainable within a year. See more at: www.Caroline-Shenaz-Hossein.com

J.J. McMurtryProfile: Website
(Chair and Associate Professor)
Email: mcmurtr@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S754
Phone Extension: 77812
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
J.J. McMurtry's research and teaching focuses on the theory and practice of alternative social, political, and economic forms. Specifically, he has been focused in his teaching on developing the Social Economy stream in the Business and Society Program as well as the Certificate in Co-operative Management with the Schulich School of Business and the Ontario Co-operative Association. In his research, he has focused on the theory and practice of the Social Economy in Canada as well as the social and political forms which support this development. Two recent books - Living Economics: Canadian Perspectives on the Social Economy, Co-operatives and Community Economic Development and Co-operatives in a Global Economy - capture some of this research. Professor McMurtry is active in a number of community, economic and political organizations.

Mark S. PeacockProfile: Website
(Associate Professor)
Email: mpeacock@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S767
Phone Extension: 33757
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
I was born in England where I lived and was educated until 1996. On completing my Ph.D. in that year, I moved to Germany and lived in Berlin before taking up university appointment at Witten/Herdecke and Erfurt. I came to York in 2006 and I am associated with the Business & Society undergraduate programme and the Social and Political Thought graduate programme.

Darryl ReedProfile: Website
(Associate Professor)
Email: dreed@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S764
Phone Extension: 77817
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
Darryl Reed is Associate Professor in the Division of Social Science at York University and teaches in the Business & Society Program. He has a PhD in political economy and public policy (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, ’95) and a PhD in social ethics (University of Southern California, ’97). He has studied in Germany as an Adenauer Fellow (Frankfurt, 1989-90), has taught at the Budapest University of Economics (1994-1995) and was the Sir Ratan Tata Visiting Fellow at the Management Centre for Human Values at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta (1997-1998). He has a wide range of research interests in the field of Business and Society, including corporate governance, community economic development, business ethics and development ethics. He has published in a number of business and economic ethics journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business and Society, Business Ethics: A European Review, and the International Journal of Social Economics. He also sits on the editorial board of several journals in the field.

Sonya ScottProfile: Website
(Sessional Assistant Professor)
Email: smscott@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S761
Phone Extension: 33810
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
I am a social and political theorist specializing in subjectivity and economic thought. I have published a book on the history of economic thought (Architectures of Economic Subjectivity: Philosophical Foundations of the Subject in the History of Economic Thought, Routledge: 2013) and am currently working on a book concerning the question of the ‘Economy’ as subject. My research deals with language, philosophy, subjectivity and economic reasoning, and I am particularly concerned with theories of economic crisis and equilibrium, including the origins of the mathematization of economics, business cycle theory and contemporary responses to crisis.

Richard WellenProfile: Website
(Associate Professor)
Email: rwellen@yorku.ca
Campus Address: Ross Building
S770
Phone Extension: 77794
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science
Bio
Research Interests:
Higher Education Policy, Business and Society