16 Arts faculty awarded SSHRC Grants



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The Faculty of Arts is proud to announce that 16 Arts faculty members have received funding as part of the Insight Development Grants and Partnership Engage Grants competitions offered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Learn more about the recipients and their research projects.


Insight Development Grants (February 2021 competition)

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages and enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas.

  • Dr. Marie-Eve Bouchard, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
    Research: “Uniting voices: An examination of racially minoritized French speakers of Vancouver”
    UBC collaborator: Dr. Suzanne Huot (Centre for Migration Studies)
  • Dr. Benjamin Bryce, History
    Research: “Settler Vines: Migrants, Science, and Environment in Canada and Argentina, 1890-1940”
    UBC co-applicant: Donna Senese (Geography, UBC Okanagan)
  • Dr. Tara Cookson, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
    Research: “Doing” gender and development with data and digital technology”
  • Dr. Lisa Coulthard, Theatre and Film
    Research: “Digital Dark Tourism: a case study of true crime tourism in the digital age”
  • Dr. Kay Duffy, Asian Studies
    Research: “Seasons of Poetry in Early Medieval China”
  • Dr. Kristen Hopewell, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
    Research: “Industrial Policy in the Age of Globalization”
  • Dr. Hannah Kia, School of Social Work
    Research: “Peer-Based Social Support as a Source of Resilience among Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals in Canada: An Exploratory Study”
    UBC collaborators: Dr. Grant Charles (School of Social Work), Dr. Sheila Marshall (School of Social Work), Dr. Rod Knight (Medicine)
  • Dr. Kelly McCormick, History
    Research: “The Cameraman in a Skirt: A New Visual History of Modern Japan”
  • Dr. Naveena Naqvi, Asian Studies
    Research: “Writing the Inter-Imperial World in Afghan North India”
  • Dr. Patrick Pennefather, Theatre and Film
    Research: “Designing and investigating collaborative games to advance problem-solving skills for interdisciplinary student teams”
  • Dr. Raffaele Saggio, Vancouver School of Economics
    Research: “Monopsony or Peer Effects? Disentangling the Importance of Firms in the Labor Market”
    Co-applicant: Dr. Jesse Perla (Vancouver School of Economics)
  • Dr. Adheesh Sathaye, Asian Studies
    Research: “Sanskrit Joking Cultures: Bringing Classical Indian Humour to Life through Translation and Performance”
  • Dr. Munir Squires, Vancouver School of Economics
    Research: “Kinship and democracy”
    Co-applicant: Dr. Sam Hwang (Vancouver School of Economics)
  • Dr. Hannah Turner, School of Information
    Research: “The Work of Repair: Making Visible Colonial Legacies in Canadian Museums”
  • Dr. Yang-Yang Zhou, Political Science
    Research: “Rejecting Coethnicity: the Politics of Migrant Exclusion by Minority Citizens”

Partnership Engage Grants (June 2021 competition)

Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector.

  • Dr. Heidi Tworek, History; School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
    Research: “Understanding and Responding to Online Harassment of Health Communicators”