17 Arts scholars awarded SSHRC Insight Development Grants

A total of 17 projects led by UBC Arts researchers were awarded funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)’s 2023 Insight Development Grants competition.

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Over $35 million was awarded to fund 585 research projects from 71 Canadian institutions.

Learn more about the Arts recipients and their projects below.

Dr. Helena Zeweri, Anthropology
Research: Beyond Refuge: The Impact of Offshore Detention on Afghan Social and Political Life in Australia

Dr. Xiangjun Feng, Asian Studies
Research: Radio culture in modern China, 1923-1949

Dr. Aynur Kadir, Asian Studies
Research: Safekeeping Culture: Grassroots Preservation as Uyghur Survival

Dr. Ervin Malakaj, Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies
Research: Divinatory Cultural Techniques: Queer Media Engagement, 1900-1933

Dr. Irem Ayan, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Research: Voices of the First Nations: Reflecting on Race and Gender in Indigenous Interpreting

Dr. Antje Ziethen, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Research: Reverse Diaspora: The “Brazilians” in Francophone West Africa

Dr. Priti Narayan, Geography
Research: A radical feminist history of the city: Pennurimai Iyakkam in Chennai, India

Dr. Bonnie Effros, History
Research: Preserved in wax: Catacomb martyrs, piety, and ultramontane politics in post-Revolutionary France

Dr. Carla Hudson Kam, Linguistics
Research: Learning what why means: Characterizing the input to children learning American English

Dr. Kristin Laurin, Psychology
Research: Improving institutional land acknowledgments

Dr. Rebecca Todd, Psychology
Research: Generating and testing hypotheses about participatory sensemaking

Dr. Tina Wilson, School of Social Work
Research: Nature, Nation and Profession: Uncovering the Natural Environment in the Historical Development of Social Work in Settler Canada

Dr. Catherine Corrigall-Brown, Sociology
Research: What happens after we win? Post-victory trajectories in the LGBTQ rights movement

Dr. Mila Zuo, Theatre & Film
Research: Mongoloids: A Short Film

Dr. Gorkem Bostanci, Vancouver School of Economics
Research: Causes and Macroeconomic Implications of the Growth of Labor Outsourcing

Dr. Hiroyuki Kasahara, Vancouver School of Economics
Research: Quantifying the response of maritime shipping CO2 emissions to trade shocks and policy regulations

Dr. Paul Schrimpf, Vancouver School of Economics
Co-applicant: Dr. Hiroyuki Kasahara
Research: The effect of telemedicine on healthcare practice and health outcomes