Robert is a political sociologist who studied in Canada and Israel and received his PhD from the University of Toronto, where he is now on faculty. The author of more than 100 academic articles and 16 books on Canada, Russia, and Israel/Palestine, his work has been translated into seven languages. Professor Brym has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarly work, including the Outstanding Contribution Award of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (1995), the Northrop Frye Award of the University of Toronto (2007), and the President’s Teaching Award of the University of Toronto (2010). From 1986-89 he served as Editor of the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, from 1992-97 as Editor of Current Sociology, and from 2001-05 as Editor of East European Jewish Affairs. In 2008 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is now completing an SSHRC-funded research project on collective and state violence in Israel and Palestine and beginning a project on the democracy movement in the Middle East and North Africa in affiliation with the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center.
Robert’s homepage: http://projects.chass.utoronto.ca/brym/