Ester Reiter

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Professor Emeritus

Office: 209 Founders College
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66634
Emailereiter@yorku.ca

Ester Reiter is a Professor Emerita in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University.

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Ester Reiter is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies and the School of Women’s Studies at Atkinson College, York University. She teaches issues related to gender, race, class and diversity. She is particularly interested in the linkages between the anti communist hysteria of the 1950s and the current War on Terror. Ester explores the many ways in which people identify with their ethnic communities and how this changes over time. She is committed to connecting her research with community organizations and making her research available in popular venues, most recently in a production of the Jumblies Theatre in summer of ’08. Ester is an active member of the United Jewish People’s Order in Toronto.

Degrees

Ph.D Sociology, University of Toronto
M.A. Sociology, Washington State University
B.A. History, Brandeis University


Research Interests

Women's Studies , Sociology , Secular Jewish left in Canada; Immigrant Women; Gender, Race and Ethnicity; Left Politics, the Cold War and the War on Terror; Women and Work

Current Research Projects

Secular Jewish Culture and Community


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Standard Research (SSHRC)


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
ATK Fellowship (York University)

All Publications

Books

Reiter, E. 1991 and 1995 (2nd edition). Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fryer: A study of the organization of work in the fast food industry. (Montreal: McGill- Queen's University Press)

Book Chapters

Ester, R. 2004. "Unzer Zumer Haim: Camp Naivelt and the Women and Children of the Jewish Left, 1925-2000." Sisters or Strangers, edited by Marlene Epp and Franca Iacovetta, University of Toronto Press

Ester, R. 2002 "Unionization in the fast food industry: the Canadian Case," Fast Food World, Tony Royle and Brian Towers, eds, London: Routledge.

Reiter, E. 1999. AServing the McCustomer: Fast food is not about food@. In Deborah Barndt (ed) In the Belly of the Beast: Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain. Toronto: Second Story Press.

Journal Articles

Reiter, E. 2002. "Left politics, culture and community" Labour/le Travai


Ester Reiter is a Professor Emerita in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University.


Ester Reiter is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies and the School of Women’s Studies at Atkinson College, York University. She teaches issues related to gender, race, class and diversity. She is particularly interested in the linkages between the anti communist hysteria of the 1950s and the current War on Terror. Ester explores the many ways in which people identify with their ethnic communities and how this changes over time. She is committed to connecting her research with community organizations and making her research available in popular venues, most recently in a production of the Jumblies Theatre in summer of ’08. Ester is an active member of the United Jewish People’s Order in Toronto.

Degrees

Ph.D Sociology, University of Toronto
M.A. Sociology, Washington State University
B.A. History, Brandeis University

Research Interests:

Women's Studies , Sociology , Secular Jewish left in Canada; Immigrant Women; Gender, Race and Ethnicity; Left Politics, the Cold War and the War on Terror; Women and Work

Current Research Projects

Secular Jewish Culture and Community


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Standard Research (SSHRC)


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
ATK Fellowship (York University)

All Publications

Books

Reiter, E. 1991 and 1995 (2nd edition). Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fryer: A study of the organization of work in the fast food industry. (Montreal: McGill- Queen's University Press)

Book Chapters

Ester, R. 2004. "Unzer Zumer Haim: Camp Naivelt and the Women and Children of the Jewish Left, 1925-2000." Sisters or Strangers, edited by Marlene Epp and Franca Iacovetta, University of Toronto Press

Ester, R. 2002 "Unionization in the fast food industry: the Canadian Case," Fast Food World, Tony Royle and Brian Towers, eds, London: Routledge.

Reiter, E. 1999. AServing the McCustomer: Fast food is not about food@. In Deborah Barndt (ed) In the Belly of the Beast: Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain. Toronto: Second Story Press.

Journal Articles

Reiter, E. 2002. "Left politics, culture and community" Labour/le Travai