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David Calnitsky, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. Economics, New School for Social Research
B.A. Political Science, McGill University
B.A. Architecture, University of Manitoba Full CV



Dr. Calnitsky's research interests include: work, poverty, inequality, social theory, economic sociology, social policy, and gender.

Current Research Projects

The Labour Market and Its Alternatives
with funding from SSHRC Insight Development Grant, Co-Applicant: Evelyn Forget

Recent Activities

Nov. 15 presented keynote "Debating Basic Income" at Basic Income as a Way of Life workshop, University of Jena, Germany

May 25 presented "Domestic Violence and Gender Relations in Manitoba’s Basic Annual Income Experiment" ISA RC28 Seoul Korea


3404F- 001 Modern Sociological Theory

3404F- 002 Modern Sociological Theory

3404G- 001 Modern Sociological Theory




Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
>for more see Full CV

Journal Articles

forthcoming "Basic income and Work in Social Context" Contexts

2018 "Structural and individualistic theories of poverty" Sociology Compass 12(12).

2018 "’If the work requirement is strong’: The business response to basic income proposals in Canada and the US" Canadian Journal of Sociology 43(3):291-315.

2018 "The employer response to the guaranteed annual income" Socio-Economic Review

2017 "Debating Basic Income" Catalyst 1(3):62-91.
Spanish translation: "Debatiendo el ingreso básico" horizontal

2017 "Basic Income in a Small Town: Understanding the Elusive Effects on Work" (with Jonathan Latner) Social Problems 64(3):373-97 

2016 "'More Normal than Welfare': The Mincome Experiment, Stigma, and Community Experience" Canadian Review of Sociology 53(1):26-71.

2014 "Economic sociology as disequilibrium economics: A Contribution to the Critique of the New Economic Sociology" The Sociological Review