David Calnitsky, Assistant Professor of Sociology
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
For better or for worse: Understanding the material bases of social change
with funding from SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2020
The Social Theory of Erik Olin Wright
with funding from SSHRC Internal Seed Research Grant, 2019
The Labour Market and Its Alternatives
with funding from SSHRC Insight Development Grant, Co-Applicant: Evelyn Forget
Understanding the material bases of social change
with internal SSHRC funding
In the News
May 28 "TWiSP 2020 M05 Thu28 Video" This Week in Sociological Perspective
Apr. 16 "Experts: Pandemic making economic future uncertain" Western News
Hot off the press
Apr. 28, 2020 "Should Cash Transfers Used as an Emergency Response Be Universal or Targeted?" Updates from the Lab, Stanford Basic Income Lab
Mar. 27, 2020 "Basic Income in a Pandemic and Beyond" Jacobin
"Junior Faculty Spotlight" ASA IPM Section Newsletter Dec. 2019
Guest speaker in Jacobin Magazine's Stay at Home episode 21, streamed live on YouTube Apr. 17, 2020. View recorded episode on YouTube .
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- 9191A - 650 Marxian Social Science
Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
for more see Full CV
(2020) "The Impact of an Experimental Guaranteed Income on Crime and Violence" (with Pilar Gonalons-Pons) Social Problems spaa001.
(2019) "Life after Work: The Impact of Basic Income on Nonemployment Activities" (with Jonathan Latner and Evelyn Forget) Social Science History 43(4): 1-21.
(2019) "The High-Hanging Fruit of the Gender Revolution: A Model of Social Reproduction and Social Change" Sociological Theory 37(1): 35-61.
(2019) "Basic Income and the Pitfalls of Randomization" Contexts 18(1): 22-29.
(2018) "Does Basic Income Assume a Can Opener?" Catalyst 2(3): 136-155.
(2018) "Structural and individualistic theories of poverty" Sociology Compass 12(12): 1-14.
(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 mwy009.
(2017) "Debating Basic Income" Catalyst 1(3): 62-91.
(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.