27 SSHRC Grants awarded to Arts Faculty

The SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) has announced that 27 UBC Faculty of Arts researchers were awarded funding as part of Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants, and Insight Grants.

Learn more about the recipients and their projects below.

Partnership Grants

Partnership Grants support large teams working in a formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and public, private or not-for-profit organizations.

  • Dr. Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, and Dr. Erin Baines, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
    Research: The Transformative Memory International Network
    Co-applicants and key leaders in the project include: Elizabeth Shaffer, John Roosa, Aynur Kadir, Nuno Porto, Fuyubi Nakamura, and Shelly Rosenblum.

Partnership Development Grants

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

​​Insight Grants

Insight Grants are intended to support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities.

  • Dr. Barbara Arneil, Political Science
    Research: “The Past and Present of Domestic Colonialism and Organic Politics”
  • Dr. Jeremy Biesanz, Psychology
    Research: “Examining the consequences of likeability”
  • Dr. Kimberley Brownlee, Philosophy
    Research: “Face to Face: A Study of Interactional Ethics”
  • Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar, French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
    Research: “Images of Difference: Regionalisms, Gender, and the Evolution of Tourism in Spain (1960-2020)”
  • Dr. Anita DeLongis, Psychology
    Research: “How can I help? Dyadic coping and support in couples”
  • Dr. Carey Doberstein, Political Science
    Research: “The delegated state: Arms-length agencies and authorities across Canada”
  • Dr. Christopher Hammerly, Linguistics
    Research: “Mapping and modelling grammatical person and voice in Ojibwe”
  • Dr. Viktoria Hnatkovska, Vancouver School of Economics
    Research: “Price setting, welfare and monetary policy in emerging market economies: Theory and evidence from India”
  • Dr. Jonathan Ichikawa, Philosophy
    Research: “Epistemic Courage, Oppression, and the Duty to Believe”
  • Dr. Reka Juhasz, Vancouver School of Economics
    Research: “How Did East Asia Ascend? The Impact of Industrial Policy on Industrialization in Post-war East Asia”
  • Dr. Amartya Lahiri, Vancouver School of Economics
    Research: “Supply Shocks, Wage-Price Spirals and Monetary Policy”
  • Dr. Kristin Laurin, Psychology
    Research: “Reluctance to disclose political identities: Causes and consequences”
  • Dr. Matthew McCarty, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
    Research: “Globalizing Ancient Countrysides: Oarda Roman Villa Project”
  • Dr. Patrick Moran, French Hispanic & Italian Studies
    Research: “Le marché céleste : essai sur l’émergence des genres littéraires narratifs au Moyen Âge”
  • Dr. Jesse Perla, Vancouver School of Economics
    Research: “Deep learning methods for solving high-dimensional equilibrium models”
  • Dr. Heather Sarsons, Vancouver School of Economics
    Research: “The Economic Effects of Masculinity Norms”
  • Dr. Victoria Savalei, Psychology
    Research: “Model selection for psychological scales”
  • Dr. Erin Silver, Art History, Visual Art & Theory
    Research: “Queer Operatives: Writing, Making, and Transmitting Queer Canadian Art Histories”
  • Dr. Luanne Sinnamon, School of Information
    Research: “Understanding Personal and Public Sense Making in response to the Climate Crisis”
  • Dr. Guy Stecklov, Sociology
    Research: “The Great War and Population Change in Canada”
  • Dr. Michal Szkup, Vancouver School of Economics
    Research: “Understanding Self-Fulfilling Debt Crises: The Role of Contagion, Information, and Liquidity Support”
  • Dr. Anne-Michelle Tessier, Linguistics
    Research: “Learning French Liaison: the roles of input, grammar and frequency”
  • Dr. Heidi Tworek, History
    Research: “A Global Comparative Study of Policies to Protect Democratic Participation on Social Media Platforms”
  • Dr. Katherine Wagner, Vancouver School of Economics
    Research: “Equity and Economic Efficiency in Natural Disaster Insurance Markets”
  • Dr. Jiaying Zhao, Psychology
    Research: “Can we integrate happiness science and climate science to reduce carbon emissions?”