Repost from YFile
Jessica Parish, a master’s and PhD graduate of Political Science at York University, is a recipient of the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Nearly 12,000 proposals from researchers around the world were assessed in the competition. Parish was one of 1,638 scholars to receive an award. Commencing in March 2022, this project will be based at the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, U.K., under the mentorship of Julia Shaw, professor of law and social justice, and director of the Centre for Law, Justice and Society.
The Fellowship is presented by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 competition and will support Parish’s project titled, “Towards a Just Climate Future? Urban sustainability, financialization, and the global housing crisis.” The two-year Fellowship, with a budget of more than 220,000 euros, will allow Parish to assess the social and gendered effects of pension funding investment in green housing infrastructure in Canada and the United Kingdom.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the research community at the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity at DMU in 2022,” says Parish. “This Fellowship will allow me to extend my previous research on issues of environmental justice and environmental gentrification to look at the important question of whether and how institutional investments can address climate objectives while advancing the internationally recognized human rights to safe, adequate and affordable housing. I’m so grateful for the support I received from the York community and Dr. Murray and the City Institute in particular.”
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