Morton Weinfeld


ProfessorProfessor Morton Weinfeld

Department of Sociology
Leacock 812
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7

morton.weinfeld [at] (Email)

Departmental Profile

Professor Weinfeld holds the Chair in Canadian Ethnic Studies, and directs the minor program in Canadian Ethnic Studies. He is the winner of the 2013 Marshall Sklare Prize for outstanding career contributions to the field by the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. He wrote The Social Costs of Discrimination in Canada, a research report for the (Abella) Royal Commission on Equality in Employment, 1983. His current research and thesis supervision interests are in areas of ethnicity and public policy, notably the role of minority-origin professionals in various policy domains. Professor Weinfeld has taught undergraduate courses on the sociology of ethnic relations, Jews in North America, an undergraduate seminar in Canadian ethnic studies and graduate seminars on the sociology of ethnic conflict, and social inequality and public policy.


  • Ethnic and race relations
  • Immigration
  • Public policy analysis
  • Survey research and data analysis
  • Canadian society
  • Sociology of Jews
  • Canadian Jewish studies
  • Sociology of education



PhD (1977): Harvard University


Recent Publications

Weinfeld, M. (2018). Like everyone else but different: The paradoxical success of Canadian Jews (Vol. 245). McGill-Queen's Press-MQUP. 

Weinfeld, M. (2018). Still moving: Recent Jewish migration in comparative perspective. Routledge.

Livingstone, A. M., & Weinfeld, M. (2017). Black students and high school completion in Quebec and Ontario: A multivariate analysisCanadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 54(2), 174-197.

Weinfeld, M. (2016). Immigration Canada: Evolving Realities and Emerging Challenges in a Postnational World.

Livingstone, A. M., & Weinfeld, M. (2018). Black Families and Socio-Economic Inequalities in Canada. In Immigration, Racial and Ethnic Studies in 150 Years of Canada (pp. 129-151). Brill Sense.