We are proud to announce FPA’s winners of the 2021 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants. These 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.”

2021 Insight Development Grant Winners

Peter Andree, Professor, Department of Political Science

Entitled “Reaching for net-zero carbon emissions while reckoning with settler-colonialism: the case of dairying in Aotearoa New Zealand,” Andree and his collaborators’ project will examine how reducing greenhouse gas emission in agriculture to address climate change can be reinforced by processes of reconciliation and redress between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. ($69,048)

Miranda Brady, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Supervisor (Communication and Media Studies), School of Journalism and Communication

Entitled “Bridging the Silos: Autistics and Menopause,” this project is a collaboration between autistic advocates and academics. It explores experiences of menopause amongst autistic individuals and the ways in which knowledge about menopause can be made more accessible. ($64,795)

Michael Christensen, Assistant Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies

Entitled “A Cultural Typology of Vaccine Misinformation,” this research project will develop a new way to understand and address misinformation surrounding measures to control COVID-19. Christensen is working with co-applicants Sarah Everts from the School of Journalism and Communication and Majid Komeili from Computer Science. ($70,790)

Hannah Dick, Assistant Professor (Communication and Media Studies), School of Journalism and Communication

Entitled “Christian Persecution at the Courts: The Legal and Cultural Advocacy Work of Alliance Defending Freedom,” this project will integrate communication and media studies to the litigation strategies and coalition-building efforts of the American Christian Right. ($45,305)

Aaron Ettinger, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Entitled “Surviving Trump: Protecting Canada’s Interests When America’s First,” the project will cover two major areas of Canada-U.S. cooperation that are fundamental to Canada’s security and prosperity: North American trade and international security cooperation through NATO, both of which were imperilled by the Trump presidency. ($69,788)

Jose Galdo, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and School of Public Policy and Administration

Entitled “Can land reforms reduce the legacy of colonial institutions,” this research project will examine the role of a post-colonial land reform to reduce the legacy of a colonial labour forced system, mita, on today’s agricultural productivity and financial inclusion of smallholder farmers in Peru. ($36,980)

William Hébert, Assistant Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies

Entitled “A Critical Analysis of Emerging Policy Solutions to the `Problem’ of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada’s Criminal Justice System,” this project looks at Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how it has emerged and materialized as a criminal justice problem in Canada. ($54,776)

Stéfy McKnight, Assistant Professor (Media Production and Design), School of Journalism and Communication

Entitled “PROTOHYVE: Research-Creation as a Collaborative Method for Knowledge Mobilization and Policy Making,” this project will confront the artistic and scholarly demand for a change in research-­creation policies, a refined definition of research-­creation and opportunities for national collaboration. It will also facilitate and disseminate the national and transdisciplinary discussions of research-­creationists. In collaboration with Julia Chan, Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University;  Victoria McArthur, School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University; and others. ($73,334)

Jerald Sabin, Graduate supervisor, Indigenous Policy and Administration and Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration

Entitled “What is a territory? Comparative federalism and colonial political development in North America,” this project explores the development and uses of territories in Canada and the United States. With their diverse histories and geographies — ranging from tropical islands to Arctic tundra — the project considers what binds these regions together under the jurisdictional class of “territory.” ($44,160)

Karen Sewell, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Entitled “Examining Workplace-based Supervision to Strengthen Social Services,” Sewell and Social Work Professor Kenta Asakura’s project will seek to answer the following overarching research questions: What is the practice of supervision in Ontario social services? How does this supervision impact organizational outcomes? ($60,691)

Natasha Stirrett, Assistant Professor, Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Entitled “Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora, Criminalization and [Re] Imagining Indigenous Communities through Storytelling,” Stirrett and Criminology Professor Jeffrey Monaghan’s project will study Indigenous theoretical and methodological approaches to explore the role of criminalization and punishment in the specific experiences, resiliencies and  struggles of Sixties Scoop survivors.

Leah West, Associate Director (MA Admissions and Recruitment) and Assistant Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Entitled “Control, Alt, Delete: International Law’s application to Below-Threshold Cyber Operations,” this project asks, “Does international law prohibit or permit state cyber operations that seek to alter or delete data in a foreign state?” It will answer this question by undertaking the first empirical study of the world’s 17 leading cyberpowers to determine whether customary law regulates state conduct in cyberspace that impacts data integrity but falls below the threshold of a use of force or armed attack (“below threshold operations”). ($45,320)

Liam Young, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication

Entitled “Salt: Thresholds of Taste and Time,” this project explores salt’s mediation of social, cultural and technical relations at various sites and moments throughout human history. It seeks to show how these long histories of extraction and mediation inform contemporary media cultures and infrastructures.

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