Noemia (Naomi) Couto (on sabbatical)

School of Public Policy and Administration

Associate Professor

Office: McLaughlin College, 132
Phone: 416) 736-2100 Ext: 22278
Emailnaomi@yorku.ca

My areas of interest include Canadian criminal justice policy, education policy, ethical theory, and processes, practices, and power.

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I am currently working on neoliberal theory and social justice initiatives. I teach two undergraduate courses in SPPA (The Sociology of Law, and Ethics in the Public Service). In the MPPAL program I teach Equity, Policy, Law, and Planning, and the Topics in Public Policy courses. I am an active member of various committees at York University from the department to the Faculty level, as well as in the greater outside community.

Area of Specialization

Crime and Education policy

Degrees

PhD, York University

Community Contributions

- Member of the Tenure and Promotions Committee - Member of various department (SPPA and MPPAL) committees - Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the last eight years for the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals.

Research Interests

Crime , Ethics , Sociological Theory, Women's Studies, Education

All Publications

Books

Violated and Silenced: The Gendering of “Justice”.

Book Chapters

“Ethics and the Principles of Democracy.” In Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct Means In Canadian Public Life. Ian Greene and David P. Shugarman, editors. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company LTD., p. 15-39

“Ethical Duties.” In Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct Means In Canadian Public Life. Ian Greene and David P. Shugarman, editors. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company LTD., p. 40-59.

“Municipal Ethics Issues.” In Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct Means In Canadian Public Life. Ian Greene and David P. Shugarman, editors. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company LTD., p. 237-266.

“Unhealthy Cultures: ‘Normalizing’ Women’s Health.” In Social Justice & Human Rights: inequalities relating to health status. Livio Visano and Merle A. Jacobs, editors. Studies in Justice, Human Rights and Public Policy series. Toronto: Athenian Policy Forum Press, pp. 95-124.

“Oral History and the Struggle for Human Rights.” In Social Dislocation, Trauma, and the Lived Experience. Merle Jacobs, editor. Toronto: Athenian Policy Forum Press, pp. 179-193.

Journal Articles

“An Argument for Critical and Liberal Education: A Synthesis of Ancient and Modern Thought.” E-REI – E-Revista de Estudos Interculturais / E-Journal of CEI – Center for Intercultural Studies, May 2014. http://www.iscap.ipp.pt/cei/E-REI%20Site/Pages/2.htm

“A Socio-Political Understanding of Education and Citizenship: Canadian-Portuguese Youth, Alienation, and the Educational Process.” InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies. Volume 3 (1): pp. 99-131.

“Rob Ford and the End of Honour.” Co-authored with Ian Greene and Ken Ogata. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal. Volume 19 (3): pp. 1-27. www.innovation.cc.

“Crime, Education, and Identity: Reflections on Portuguese Youth at Risk.” In Direitos Humanos E Qualidade de Vida: Nas Communidades Falantes Do Português Nos EUA E Canadá (Human Rights and Quality of Life: In the Portuguese Speaking Communities in the USA and Canada). Governo dos Açores. DSEIR - Direção de Serviços de Emigração, Imigração e Regressos.

“Paradox and Origin: On the Structure of Legal Communication”. International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory. Volume 1, number 1: 111-127.

Conference Proceedings

“A Synthesis of Plato, Aristotle, and Marx on Critical and Liberal Education.” What’s New In The New Europe? Redefining Culture, Politics, Identity. University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland. Lodz University Press. Format: eBook (PDF).

“Aristotelian Types of Persuasion: Understanding the Rob Ford Phenomenon.” Images of Europe. Past, Present, Future. Universidade Católica Editora, Porto, Portugal. Format: eBook (PDF).

Book Reviews

Caught: the Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics. Marie Gottschalk. Publisher: Princeton University Press.

Being Imprisoned: Punishment, Adaptation and Desistance. Marguerite Schinkel. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan.

Research Reports

“Crime, Education, and Identity: Reflections on Portuguese Youth at Risk.” In Direitos Humanos E Qualidade de Vida: Nas Communidades Falantes Do Português Nos EUA E Canadá (Human Rights and Quality of Life: In the Portuguese Speaking Communities in the USA and Canada). Governo dos Açores. DSEIR – Direção de Serviços de Emigração, Imigração e Regressos. Conference Proceedings: pp. 267-283.


My areas of interest include Canadian criminal justice policy, education policy, ethical theory, and processes, practices, and power.


I am currently working on neoliberal theory and social justice initiatives. I teach two undergraduate courses in SPPA (The Sociology of Law, and Ethics in the Public Service). In the MPPAL program I teach Equity, Policy, Law, and Planning, and the Topics in Public Policy courses. I am an active member of various committees at York University from the department to the Faculty level, as well as in the greater outside community.

Area of Specialization

Crime and Education policy

Degrees

PhD, York University

Community Contributions

- Member of the Tenure and Promotions Committee - Member of various department (SPPA and MPPAL) committees - Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the last eight years for the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals.

Research Interests:

Crime , Ethics , Sociological Theory, Women's Studies, Education

All Publications

Books

Violated and Silenced: The Gendering of “Justice”.

Book Chapters

“Ethics and the Principles of Democracy.” In Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct Means In Canadian Public Life. Ian Greene and David P. Shugarman, editors. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company LTD., p. 15-39

“Ethical Duties.” In Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct Means In Canadian Public Life. Ian Greene and David P. Shugarman, editors. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company LTD., p. 40-59.

“Municipal Ethics Issues.” In Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct Means In Canadian Public Life. Ian Greene and David P. Shugarman, editors. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company LTD., p. 237-266.

“Unhealthy Cultures: ‘Normalizing’ Women’s Health.” In Social Justice & Human Rights: inequalities relating to health status. Livio Visano and Merle A. Jacobs, editors. Studies in Justice, Human Rights and Public Policy series. Toronto: Athenian Policy Forum Press, pp. 95-124.

“Oral History and the Struggle for Human Rights.” In Social Dislocation, Trauma, and the Lived Experience. Merle Jacobs, editor. Toronto: Athenian Policy Forum Press, pp. 179-193.

Journal Articles

“An Argument for Critical and Liberal Education: A Synthesis of Ancient and Modern Thought.” E-REI – E-Revista de Estudos Interculturais / E-Journal of CEI – Center for Intercultural Studies, May 2014. http://www.iscap.ipp.pt/cei/E-REI%20Site/Pages/2.htm

“A Socio-Political Understanding of Education and Citizenship: Canadian-Portuguese Youth, Alienation, and the Educational Process.” InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies. Volume 3 (1): pp. 99-131.

“Rob Ford and the End of Honour.” Co-authored with Ian Greene and Ken Ogata. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal. Volume 19 (3): pp. 1-27. www.innovation.cc.

“Crime, Education, and Identity: Reflections on Portuguese Youth at Risk.” In Direitos Humanos E Qualidade de Vida: Nas Communidades Falantes Do Português Nos EUA E Canadá (Human Rights and Quality of Life: In the Portuguese Speaking Communities in the USA and Canada). Governo dos Açores. DSEIR - Direção de Serviços de Emigração, Imigração e Regressos.

“Paradox and Origin: On the Structure of Legal Communication”. International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory. Volume 1, number 1: 111-127.

Conference Proceedings

“A Synthesis of Plato, Aristotle, and Marx on Critical and Liberal Education.” What’s New In The New Europe? Redefining Culture, Politics, Identity. University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland. Lodz University Press. Format: eBook (PDF).

“Aristotelian Types of Persuasion: Understanding the Rob Ford Phenomenon.” Images of Europe. Past, Present, Future. Universidade Católica Editora, Porto, Portugal. Format: eBook (PDF).

Book Reviews

Caught: the Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics. Marie Gottschalk. Publisher: Princeton University Press.

Being Imprisoned: Punishment, Adaptation and Desistance. Marguerite Schinkel. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan.

Research Reports

“Crime, Education, and Identity: Reflections on Portuguese Youth at Risk.” In Direitos Humanos E Qualidade de Vida: Nas Communidades Falantes Do Português Nos EUA E Canadá (Human Rights and Quality of Life: In the Portuguese Speaking Communities in the USA and Canada). Governo dos Açores. DSEIR – Direção de Serviços de Emigração, Imigração e Regressos. Conference Proceedings: pp. 267-283.