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.”

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

“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)

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

“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)

View full list of FPA researchers’ SSHRC Insight Development Grants here…