Early Research Receives Support From Federal Funder

Eight researchers in the Faculty of Public Affairs have been granted Insight Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The federally funded grants support research in its early stages, enabling “the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas.”

The strong showing in SSHRC grant funding extended to Insight Grants, Partnership Development Grants and Partnership Grants, as well.

“We are very proud of the research being conducted here at the Faculty of Public Affairs and we look forward to the findings these researchers will be sharing with their colleagues, as well as the community at large,” said Dean André Plourde of the Faculty of Public Affairs.

Winners of the 2017 SSHRC Insight Development Grants include:

Rena Bivens, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Studies
Imagining the Future with Speculative Design: Reconfiguring How We Think, Talk, and Intervene in the Problem of Sexual Violence

Till Gross, Assistant Professor, Economics
Dynamic Tax Competition with Residence-based Capital Taxes

Marc Hanvelt, Assistant Professor, Political Science
History and Judgment in the Scottish Enlightenment

Philip Kaisary, Assistant Professor, Law and Legal Studies
The Haitian Revolution and The Making of Freedom in the Postcolonial Atlantic

Betina Appel Kuzmarov, Associate Professor, Law and Legal Studies
Troubling Orthopraxies: A Study of Jewish Divorce in Canada

Sebastien Malette, Assistant Professor, Law and Legal Studies
Entre la Proclamation Royale de 1763 et l’arrêt Daniels: enquête sur les vestiges de l’existence juridique des « Métis » en Bas-Canada

Jeffrey Monaghan, Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Pre-crime and the changing domains of anti-terrorism practices in Canada

Sarah Smith, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Studies
Exhibiting International Values: The Cultural Diplomacy of UNESCO’s Museums Divisions

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