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Glenn J Stalker

Department of Sociology

Associate Professor
 
Office: Founders College, 316
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 66942
Emailgstalker@yorku.ca
 
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Degrees

Professional Leadership

Associate Director, Institute for Social Research (ISR), July 2008 to July 2012.

Academic Director, York Research Data Centre (RDC), July 2011 to July 2012.

Academic Co-Director, York Research Data Centre (RDC), 2009 to July 2011.



Community Contributions

Print Media

• Ideas We Like: Passive Company, (2010 April 21). The NewYorker online blog. Macy Halford, http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/04/ideas-we-like-passive-company.html. Citation of my work appearing in the work of Emily White (2010), Lonely, Harper.

• “The nuclear family isn't so typical anymore," (2007, September 13). Hamilton Spectator.

• "Leaving nest not easy for half of city's young adults," (2007, September 13). Hamilton Spectator.

• “People cocooning more, study says,” (2004, June 25). The Globe and Mail, Page G19.

• “Canadians alone for 34% of spare time,” (2004, June 24). National Post, Page A6. • “Going solo: People spending more time alone, study shows,” (2004, June 24). Ottawa Citizen, Page A5.

• Tsingdao Daily, China, (2004, June 26).

• “We'd rather stay home alone, study says,” (2004, June 27). Indianapolis Star.

• “People spend more time alone,” (2004, June24). Vancouver Sun, Page A3.

• Edmonton Journal, (2004, June 24). Section A.

• Victoria Times Colonist, (2004, June 24) Section A.

• “People cocooning more, socializing less at home,” (2004, June 28). The Bulletin - University of Toronto, Page 12.

• “Home Alone,” (2004, autumn). University of Toronto Magazine, P.10, Vol.32, No.1.

• “People who want time to selves not alone,” (2004, September 1). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

• Miami Herald, (2004, September 18).

• Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, (2004, September 19).

• “Study says home-alone trend is on the upswing,” (2004, September 19). Chicago Tribune, P.9.

Broadcasted Media

• U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) WFAE 90.7 (July 31, 2007) panel show discussing the topic of social capital and cocooning.

• AM990. (2004, June 24). London, Ontario.

• AM1290. (2004, June 24). St. Catherine's, Ontario.

• CKLW. (2004, June 25). Windsor, Ontario.

• CHQR77. (2004, June 28). Calgary, Alberta.

• AM990. (2004, July 22). London Ontario.




Research Interests

Environment , Work and Family, Cultural Capital, Political Sociology

Current Research Projects

  • Climate change and pro-environmental beliefs, behaviours and support for policy: evidence from a survey of Canadians  more...

All Publications

Book Chapters

Wood, L. J. and G. J. Stalker. (2011) . Surveying the landscape: Local protesters and global summits. In T. Malleson and D. Wachsmuth, "Whose Streets?: The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest." Toronto: Between the Lines Press.

Dunlap, R., Michelson, W., and Stalker, G. J. (2002) . Environmental sociology: An introduction. In, R. Dunlap and W. Michelson (Eds.), The Handbook of Environmental Sociology, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Journal Articles

Stalker, G. J. (2014) . Gendered perceptions of time among parents: Family contexts, role demands and variation in time-stress. Society & Leisure, In Press.

Stalker, G. J. and L. J. Wood. (2013) . Reaching beyond the net: Political circuits and participation in Toronto’s G20 protests. Social Movement Studies, 12, 2, 178-198.

Stalker, G. and Ornstein, M. (2013) . Quebec, Daycare, and the Household Strategies of Couples with Young Children. Canadian Public Policy, 39, 2, 241-262.

Ornstein, M. and Stalker, G. J. (2013) . Canadian families’ strategies for employment and care for pre-school children. Journal of Family Issues, 34, 1, 53-84.

Stalker. G. J. (2011) . A widening parental leisure gap: The family as a site for late modern differentiation and convergence in leisure time within Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Canadian Journal of Sociology, 36, 1: 25-58.

Stalker, G. J. (2011) . Leisure diversity as an indicator of cultural capital. Leisure Sciences, 33, 2: 81-102.

Stalker, G. J. (2008) . Measuring diversity in daily social contact: The contribution of social context, work and leisure on the opportunity for engagement. Social Indicators Research, 86: 275-295.

Stalker, G. J. (2006) . Gender convergence and life-course differentiation in the Canadian use of time. Loisir & Société / Society & Leisure, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring: 159-190.

Conference Papers

Stalker, G. and M. Ornstein. (2013) . Quebec, Daycare, and the Household Strategies of Couples with Young Children. Paper presented at the Progressive Economics Forum at the meeting of the Canadian Economics Association. Montreal, Quebec.

Stalker, G. J. & Ornstein, M. (2012, June) . Quebec, daycare, and the household strategies of couples with young children. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFE), Barcelona, Spain

Wood, L. and G. J. Stalker. (2011, August) . G20 Toronto Survey Project: Discussion of the variation of summit protest. Collective Behavior & Social Movements Section Workshop, Las Vegas, NV.

Stalker, G. and M. Ornstein. (2011, August) . Community differences in Canadian parents' strategies for childcare and employment. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Oxford, UK.

Stalker, G. and M. Ornstein. (2010, July) . Couples and caregiving: Findings from the Canadian census. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Paris, France.

Stalker, G. (2009, October) . Emerging life-course disparities and equalities in leisure: A comparative analysis of leisure time in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Lüneburg, Germany.

Stalker, G. (2008, August) . The diversity of leisure repertoire as an indicator of cultural capital. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Boston, U.S.

Stalker, G. (2008, June) . National trends in private social engagement as an indicator of strong ties and bonding social capital in leisure time. Paper presented at the Congress of the Canadian Leisure Studies Association (CLA). Montreal, Quebec.

Stalker, G. (2007, July) . Multinational trends in family activities: Late modern change and new diversity in family life. The British Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference. Eastbourne, UK.

Stalker, G. (2006, July) . Diversity of leisure experiences in social and temporal contexts. Paper presented at the International Sociological Association's (ISA) XVI World Congress of Sociology. Durban, South Africa.

Stalker, G. (2005, November) . Change in the social and environmental context of Canadian leisure time, 1986-1998. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Stalker, G. (2004, October) . The contribution of social context, human capital, and time-use constraints on the diversity of role relationships. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Rome, Italy.

Stalker, G. (2004, August) . Trends in core time-use: Evidence of gender convergence and differentiation by stage in the life-cycle. Paper presented in the Time-use and Families Session at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). San Francisco, U.S.

Stalker, G. (2003, June) . Change in the use of the dwelling space as an environmental context for social engagement during leisure time, 1986-1998. Paper presented at the International Sociological Association's (ISA) International Housing Research Conference. Toronto, Canada.

Stalker, G., Michelson, W., Palm Lindén, K., & Sixsmith, J. (2002, July) . The social reconfiguration of housing: Negotiating familial roles and residential design among home-based workers. Paper presented at the International Sociological Association's (ISA) XV World Congress of Sociology. Brisbane, Australia

Michelson, W., Crouse, D., & Stalker, G. (2001, October) . Beyond the numbers: graphics and data reduction as tools for time-use analysis and presentation. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Oslo, Norway.

Michelson, W., Crouse, D., & Stalker, G. (2001) . A different view of the world: Graphic representation of human use of time and space. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Anaheim, California.

Book Reviews

Stalker, G. (2005) . Review of John G. Bruhn, The Sociology of Community Connections. Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, July-August.

Research Reports

Hootsmans, H., Clason, C., Michelson, W., Crouse, D., Stalker, G., Palm Linden, K., & Wikstrom, T. (2001, August) . When work comes home: Mapping the work-family interface. Research report presented to the 6th International Conference on Telework, Anton Dreesman Institute for Inforpreneurship at the University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Public Lectures

Stalker, G. (January, 2011) . Current research and debates when analyzing time-use data to study work-life balance. Presentation made at the York Sociology Graduate Workshop Series.

Stalker, G and Ornstein, M. (April 27, 2010) . Couples and caregiving: Findings from the Canadian Census. Talk presented at the York RDC Research Afternoon, Toronto, Ontario

Ornstein, M. and Stalker, G. (June 4, 2010) . Canadian families’ strategies for employment and the care of pre-school children. Talk presented during the 2010, Summer Program in Data Analysis (SPIDA) at York University.

Stalker, G. (2009, April 22) . Introduction to the General Social Survey (GSS). Presented at the York RDC, Opening Symposium, Reception and Open House, York University.

Stalker, G. (2009, March 25) . Survey Sampling Design and Practice. Invited talk presented to the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s (HEQCO), 2009 Conference and Workshop, Toronto.

Stalker, G. (October 19, 2009) . Beyond graduate school: Applying for jobs and postdocs. Presentation made at the York Sociology Graduate Workshop Series.

Stalker, G. (2002, November) . Work and leisure in daily life: Constraints on and opportunities for social engagement. Paper presented at Statistics Canada. Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, November 20, 2002.



Degrees


Professional Leadership

Associate Director, Institute for Social Research (ISR), July 2008 to July 2012.

Academic Director, York Research Data Centre (RDC), July 2011 to July 2012.

Academic Co-Director, York Research Data Centre (RDC), 2009 to July 2011.



Community Contributions

Print Media

• Ideas We Like: Passive Company, (2010 April 21). The NewYorker online blog. Macy Halford, http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/04/ideas-we-like-passive-company.html. Citation of my work appearing in the work of Emily White (2010), Lonely, Harper.

• “The nuclear family isn't so typical anymore," (2007, September 13). Hamilton Spectator.

• "Leaving nest not easy for half of city's young adults," (2007, September 13). Hamilton Spectator.

• “People cocooning more, study says,” (2004, June 25). The Globe and Mail, Page G19.

• “Canadians alone for 34% of spare time,” (2004, June 24). National Post, Page A6. • “Going solo: People spending more time alone, study shows,” (2004, June 24). Ottawa Citizen, Page A5.

• Tsingdao Daily, China, (2004, June 26).

• “We'd rather stay home alone, study says,” (2004, June 27). Indianapolis Star.

• “People spend more time alone,” (2004, June24). Vancouver Sun, Page A3.

• Edmonton Journal, (2004, June 24). Section A.

• Victoria Times Colonist, (2004, June 24) Section A.

• “People cocooning more, socializing less at home,” (2004, June 28). The Bulletin - University of Toronto, Page 12.

• “Home Alone,” (2004, autumn). University of Toronto Magazine, P.10, Vol.32, No.1.

• “People who want time to selves not alone,” (2004, September 1). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

• Miami Herald, (2004, September 18).

• Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, (2004, September 19).

• “Study says home-alone trend is on the upswing,” (2004, September 19). Chicago Tribune, P.9.

Broadcasted Media

• U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) WFAE 90.7 (July 31, 2007) panel show discussing the topic of social capital and cocooning.

• AM990. (2004, June 24). London, Ontario.

• AM1290. (2004, June 24). St. Catherine's, Ontario.

• CKLW. (2004, June 25). Windsor, Ontario.

• CHQR77. (2004, June 28). Calgary, Alberta.

• AM990. (2004, July 22). London Ontario.




Research Interests:

Environment , Work and Family, Cultural Capital, Political Sociology

Current Research Projects

  • Climate change and pro-environmental beliefs, behaviours and support for policy: evidence from a survey of Canadians
    Project Type: Funded
    Role: PI

    Start Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2012
    End Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2014

    Funders: 
    SSHRC Insight Development Grant

All Publications

Book Chapters

Wood, L. J. and G. J. Stalker. (2011) . Surveying the landscape: Local protesters and global summits. In T. Malleson and D. Wachsmuth, "Whose Streets?: The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest." Toronto: Between the Lines Press.

Dunlap, R., Michelson, W., and Stalker, G. J. (2002) . Environmental sociology: An introduction. In, R. Dunlap and W. Michelson (Eds.), The Handbook of Environmental Sociology, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Journal Articles

Stalker, G. J. (2014) . Gendered perceptions of time among parents: Family contexts, role demands and variation in time-stress. Society & Leisure, In Press.

Stalker, G. J. and L. J. Wood. (2013) . Reaching beyond the net: Political circuits and participation in Toronto’s G20 protests. Social Movement Studies, 12, 2, 178-198.

Stalker, G. and Ornstein, M. (2013) . Quebec, Daycare, and the Household Strategies of Couples with Young Children. Canadian Public Policy, 39, 2, 241-262.

Ornstein, M. and Stalker, G. J. (2013) . Canadian families’ strategies for employment and care for pre-school children. Journal of Family Issues, 34, 1, 53-84.

Stalker. G. J. (2011) . A widening parental leisure gap: The family as a site for late modern differentiation and convergence in leisure time within Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Canadian Journal of Sociology, 36, 1: 25-58.

Stalker, G. J. (2011) . Leisure diversity as an indicator of cultural capital. Leisure Sciences, 33, 2: 81-102.

Stalker, G. J. (2008) . Measuring diversity in daily social contact: The contribution of social context, work and leisure on the opportunity for engagement. Social Indicators Research, 86: 275-295.

Stalker, G. J. (2006) . Gender convergence and life-course differentiation in the Canadian use of time. Loisir & Société / Society & Leisure, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring: 159-190.

Conference Papers

Stalker, G. and M. Ornstein. (2013) . Quebec, Daycare, and the Household Strategies of Couples with Young Children. Paper presented at the Progressive Economics Forum at the meeting of the Canadian Economics Association. Montreal, Quebec.

Stalker, G. J. & Ornstein, M. (2012, June) . Quebec, daycare, and the household strategies of couples with young children. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFE), Barcelona, Spain

Wood, L. and G. J. Stalker. (2011, August) . G20 Toronto Survey Project: Discussion of the variation of summit protest. Collective Behavior & Social Movements Section Workshop, Las Vegas, NV.

Stalker, G. and M. Ornstein. (2011, August) . Community differences in Canadian parents' strategies for childcare and employment. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Oxford, UK.

Stalker, G. and M. Ornstein. (2010, July) . Couples and caregiving: Findings from the Canadian census. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Paris, France.

Stalker, G. (2009, October) . Emerging life-course disparities and equalities in leisure: A comparative analysis of leisure time in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Lüneburg, Germany.

Stalker, G. (2008, August) . The diversity of leisure repertoire as an indicator of cultural capital. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Boston, U.S.

Stalker, G. (2008, June) . National trends in private social engagement as an indicator of strong ties and bonding social capital in leisure time. Paper presented at the Congress of the Canadian Leisure Studies Association (CLA). Montreal, Quebec.

Stalker, G. (2007, July) . Multinational trends in family activities: Late modern change and new diversity in family life. The British Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference. Eastbourne, UK.

Stalker, G. (2006, July) . Diversity of leisure experiences in social and temporal contexts. Paper presented at the International Sociological Association's (ISA) XVI World Congress of Sociology. Durban, South Africa.

Stalker, G. (2005, November) . Change in the social and environmental context of Canadian leisure time, 1986-1998. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Stalker, G. (2004, October) . The contribution of social context, human capital, and time-use constraints on the diversity of role relationships. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Rome, Italy.

Stalker, G. (2004, August) . Trends in core time-use: Evidence of gender convergence and differentiation by stage in the life-cycle. Paper presented in the Time-use and Families Session at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). San Francisco, U.S.

Stalker, G. (2003, June) . Change in the use of the dwelling space as an environmental context for social engagement during leisure time, 1986-1998. Paper presented at the International Sociological Association's (ISA) International Housing Research Conference. Toronto, Canada.

Stalker, G., Michelson, W., Palm Lindén, K., & Sixsmith, J. (2002, July) . The social reconfiguration of housing: Negotiating familial roles and residential design among home-based workers. Paper presented at the International Sociological Association's (ISA) XV World Congress of Sociology. Brisbane, Australia

Michelson, W., Crouse, D., & Stalker, G. (2001, October) . Beyond the numbers: graphics and data reduction as tools for time-use analysis and presentation. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference. Oslo, Norway.

Michelson, W., Crouse, D., & Stalker, G. (2001) . A different view of the world: Graphic representation of human use of time and space. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Anaheim, California.

Book Reviews

Stalker, G. (2005) . Review of John G. Bruhn, The Sociology of Community Connections. Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, July-August.

Research Reports

Hootsmans, H., Clason, C., Michelson, W., Crouse, D., Stalker, G., Palm Linden, K., & Wikstrom, T. (2001, August) . When work comes home: Mapping the work-family interface. Research report presented to the 6th International Conference on Telework, Anton Dreesman Institute for Inforpreneurship at the University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Public Lectures

Stalker, G. (January, 2011) . Current research and debates when analyzing time-use data to study work-life balance. Presentation made at the York Sociology Graduate Workshop Series.

Stalker, G and Ornstein, M. (April 27, 2010) . Couples and caregiving: Findings from the Canadian Census. Talk presented at the York RDC Research Afternoon, Toronto, Ontario

Ornstein, M. and Stalker, G. (June 4, 2010) . Canadian families’ strategies for employment and the care of pre-school children. Talk presented during the 2010, Summer Program in Data Analysis (SPIDA) at York University.

Stalker, G. (2009, April 22) . Introduction to the General Social Survey (GSS). Presented at the York RDC, Opening Symposium, Reception and Open House, York University.

Stalker, G. (2009, March 25) . Survey Sampling Design and Practice. Invited talk presented to the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s (HEQCO), 2009 Conference and Workshop, Toronto.

Stalker, G. (October 19, 2009) . Beyond graduate school: Applying for jobs and postdocs. Presentation made at the York Sociology Graduate Workshop Series.

Stalker, G. (2002, November) . Work and leisure in daily life: Constraints on and opportunities for social engagement. Paper presented at Statistics Canada. Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, November 20, 2002.