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    Basic Income in a Pandemic and Beyond

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

 

Research

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

 

Spotlighted

"Junior Faculty Spotlight" ASA IPM Section Newsletter Dec. 2019

Recent Activities

Guest speaker in Jacobin Magazine's Stay at Home episode 21, streamed live on YouTube Apr. 17, 2020. YouTube video View recorded episode on YouTube .

 

Teaching

  • 3404F - 001 Modern Sociological Theory
  • 3404G - 001 Modern Sociological Theory
  • 3404G - 002 Modern Sociological Theory
  • 9191A - 650 Marxian Social Science 

 


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

Journal Articles

(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.