Carleton University PhD Political Science graduate Noah Schwartz is a Top 5 winner of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 2020 Storytellers Showcase Competition.

“These finalists intrigued us, engaged us, entertained us and moved us,’’ said SSHRC President Ted Hewitt. “Their investment of creative energy and effective research communication skills has brought ideas to life in new and inspiring ways. Congratulations to our Final Five winners!”

Schwartz entered a three-minute video describing his SSHRC-funded research on better understanding the National Rifle Association in the United States.

“I spent the summer of 2019 with the National Rifle Association (NRA) trying to find out more about how the organization tells stories in order to build a political community of gun owners,” Schwartz says. “I wanted to study the stories that the NRA told, but more than that I wanted to understand what guns mean to the ordinary people that use them and why these stories resonate.”

Watch the video here.

Judging the top 25 finalists were Daniel Daliri, research analyst in the Office of the Comptroller General; Madeline Johnson, senior policy analyst at Global Affairs Canada; Marc LePage, former president and CEO of Genome Canada; Kathy Noël, deputy editor-in-chief of The Conversation Canada; and Manon Tremblay, senior director of Indigenous Directions at Concordia University.

The 2022 competition will be launched in the fall of 2021.

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