2021 Seed Grant Recipients Announced: Dahdaleh Institute Seed Grants for Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Research Awarded to Five York Researchers
With many outstanding applications received this year, the Dahdaleh Institute Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Steering Committee made the difficult selection of five 2021 Seed Grant recipients.
The purpose of the Seed Grants is to enable and support York University–based critical social science perspectives in global health research that contribute to the research themes of the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research: 1) Planetary Health; 2) Global Health and Humanitarianism; and 3) Global Health Foresighting. Each recipient will receive $5,000 to support their critical social science global health research.
The 2021 Dahdaleh Institute Seed Grant recipients are:
- Claudia Chaufan, The violence of nonviolence: A critical analysis of the academic literature on the health effects of sanctions
- Denielle Elliott, Situated neurology: An ethnographic study of neurology in Kenya
- Oghenowede Eyawo, Critical perspectives on the epidemiological dimensions of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa: What can the world learn?
- Michaela Hynie, Consequences of human rights violations on trust among refugees in South Africa: Implications for public health
- Jessica Vorstermans, Decolonizing the social determinants of health to identify areas for mobilizing South-South partnerships of humanitarian solidarity
The scope of critical research is quite broad, though it usually involves the use of critical theory with social justice aims. Critical social science perspectives in global health often inform transdisciplinary, participatory, experimental, or experiential analyses that actively seek greater effectiveness, equity, and excellence in global health. This research engages directly with global public health actors, structures, and systems to transform global public health while remaining committed to social science theory and methodology.
In addition to supporting promising critical social science research programs in global health, the Seed Grants are meant to encourage faculty to develop fuller grant proposals over the 2021 summer for fall Tri-Council and other grant deadlines. Each recipient will present their “Work in Progress” at a Winter 2022 workshop on Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Research, marking the beginning of the Dahdaleh Institute Seed Grant Program’s third year.
The Dahdaleh Institute Critical Perspectives in Global Health Steering Committee would like to thank each of the applicants and congratulate the 2021 recipients.
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