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Randal F. Schnoor

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Department of Social Science

Adjunct Faculty

Office: Kaneff Tower, 753
Ext: x33577 Email: rschnoor@yorku.ca
Attached CV: https://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/files/Abridged-CV-1.pdf

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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

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2021 AP/HUMA1165 9.0 A Gods and Humans TUTR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/HUMA3835 6.0 A Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Canada 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


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2021 AP/HUMA1165 9.0 A Gods and Humans TUTR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/HUMA3835 6.0 A Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Canada SEMR