March 29, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

As part of King’s annual Faculty Publications Celebration, 10 monographs were celebrated by King’s faculty and St. Peter’s Seminary faculty during a reception at King’s on March 29, 2019 at 3 p.m. The celebration took place in the Andy and Helen Spriet Learning Commons in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre.

The monographs being spotlighted came encompassed a wide range of subjects from a history of the New Democratic Party to the development of institutions in Ontario to prison reform in the New York correctional system. The authors of the monographs similarly came from a wide range of King’s academic programs including History, Childhood and Social Institutions, Sociology, Disability Studies, Political Science, and the School of Social Work.

The monographs being celebrated included:

  • Party of conscience: The CFF, the NDP, and Social Democracy in Canada by Dr. Stephanie Bangarth - Department of History
  • Managing Ethical and Legal Dilemmas: Critical Thinking in Social Work Practice by Dr. Rachel Birnbaum - School of Social Work and Department of Interdisciplinary Programs (Childhood and Social Institutions) - and Craig Sigurdson - Department of Interdisciplinary Programs (Childhood and Social Institutions)
  • The Drug Paradox: An Introduction to the Sociology of Psychoactive Substances in Canada by Dr. Tara Bruno - Department of Sociology - and Dr. Rick Csiernik - School of Social Work
  • Broken: Institutions, Families, and the Construction of Intellectual Disability by Dr. Madeline Burghardt - Department of Interdisciplinary Programs (Disability Studies)
  • Giving Children a Voice: A Step-by-Step Guide to Promoting Child-Centred Practice by Dr. Sam Frankel -  Department of Interdisciplinary Programs (Childhood and Social Institutions)
  • Contextualizing Childhoods: Growing up in Europe and North America by Dr. Sam Frankel - Department of Interdisciplinary Programs (Childhood and Social Institutions) - and Dr. Sally McNamee -  Department of Interdisciplinary Programs (Childhood and Social Institutions)
  • Political Elites in Canada: Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times by Dr. Andrea Lawlor - Department of Political Science
  • The Undoing Dance by Dr. Srividya Natarajan - The Write Place 
  • African Actors in International Security: Shaping Contemporary Norms by Dr. Thomas Kwasi Tieku - Department of Political Science
  • Reforming American prisons: A Memoir of My Time at Sing Sing Prison by Dr. Matthew Yeager - Department of Sociology

Dr. Sauro Camiletti, Interim Principal and Academic Dean, says the authors of these monographs “have woven together the threads of the tapestry, made the important connections, found meaning in those connections and expressed it all in elegant prose. They have shown why making sense of the world around us matters and why the educational enterprise that has produced these authors is not only relevant but indispensable.”

To learn more about these faculty authors and their monographs, please visit