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Randal F. Schnoor

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Department of Social Science

Adjunct Faculty

Office: 753 Kaneff Tower
Ext: 33577 Email: rschnoor@yorku.ca

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Dr. Randal F. Schnoor (PhD 2003, McGill University), a sociologist, has been teaching Jewish Studies at York University since 2004. He specializes in the qualitative study of contemporary Jewish life in North America. He has published sociological works on Jewish identity, Jewish day schools, Hasidic Jews, gay Jews, among other contemporary topics. His recent policy research includes a longitudinal study on British Jewish identities, a community study on Jewish poverty in Toronto, a study on approaches to engaging interfaith families, a study on South African Jews in Toronto and a report for Toronto’s Jewish community High School to address its enrollment challenges. His most recent book (co-authored with Alex Pomson) is entitled “Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home” (Indiana University Press, 2018). His upcoming volume (co-edited with Robert Brym) is entitled “Canada’s Jews in Comparative Perspective” (University of Toronto Press, 2023).

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Degrees

PhD, McGill University (Sociology)
MA, McMaster University (Religious Studies)
BA, York University (Religious Studies)

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

, Sociology of contemporary Jewish life in North America, qualitative sociology, gender and sexuality, sociology of religion, ethnicity, antisemitism and Islamophobia
  • John O'Neill Award for Teaching Excellence from the Department of Sociology, York University - 2014
  • Finalist, National Jewish Book Awards for “Back to School: Jewish Day School in the Lives of Adult Jews” (co-authored with Alex Pomson) (Wayne State University Press, 2008) - 2008

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/HUMA4803 6.0 A Church, Mosque and Synagogue SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/SOSC3917 6.0 A Contemporary Jewish Life in N. America SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/HUMA3835 6.0 A Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Canada SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/HUMA3835 6.0 A Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Canada SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/SOSC3917 6.0 A Contemporary Jewish Life in N. America SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/HUMA4803 6.0 A Church, Mosque and Synagogue SEMR


Dr. Randal F. Schnoor (PhD 2003, McGill University), a sociologist, has been teaching Jewish Studies at York University since 2004. He specializes in the qualitative study of contemporary Jewish life in North America. He has published sociological works on Jewish identity, Jewish day schools, Hasidic Jews, gay Jews, among other contemporary topics. His recent policy research includes a longitudinal study on British Jewish identities, a community study on Jewish poverty in Toronto, a study on approaches to engaging interfaith families, a study on South African Jews in Toronto and a report for Toronto’s Jewish community High School to address its enrollment challenges. His most recent book (co-authored with Alex Pomson) is entitled “Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home” (Indiana University Press, 2018). His upcoming volume (co-edited with Robert Brym) is entitled “Canada’s Jews in Comparative Perspective” (University of Toronto Press, 2023).

Degrees

PhD, McGill University (Sociology)
MA, McMaster University (Religious Studies)
BA, York University (Religious Studies)

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

, Sociology of contemporary Jewish life in North America, qualitative sociology, gender and sexuality, sociology of religion, ethnicity, antisemitism and Islamophobia

Awards

  • John O'Neill Award for Teaching Excellence from the Department of Sociology, York University - 2014
  • Finalist, National Jewish Book Awards for “Back to School: Jewish Day School in the Lives of Adult Jews” (co-authored with Alex Pomson) (Wayne State University Press, 2008) - 2008


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/HUMA4803 6.0 A Church, Mosque and Synagogue SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/SOSC3917 6.0 A Contemporary Jewish Life in N. America SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/HUMA3835 6.0 A Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Canada SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/HUMA3835 6.0 A Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Canada SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/SOSC3917 6.0 A Contemporary Jewish Life in N. America SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/HUMA4803 6.0 A Church, Mosque and Synagogue SEMR