Critical Perspectives in Global Health

Critical Perspectives in Global Health



Critical Perspectives in Global Health

Critical global health research entails critical social science with global public health. This means engaging directly with global public health actors to transform global public health, while remaining committed to social science theory and methodology.

On 4 December 2019, the Dahdaleh Institute hosted the York Faculty and Fellow Workshop on Critical Perspectives in Global Health. An open call to York University researchers for presentations yielded a variety of perspectives on and avenues for this work, and provided a starting point for a shared understanding of critical perspectives in global health.

To foster more research in this area, the Dahdaleh Institute offers the Seed Grant in Critical Perspectives in Global Health.


Seed Grant

The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at York University offers the Seed Grant in Critical Perspectives in Global Health of five grants worth $5,000 CAD each. Faculty at York University are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of the grant is to enable and support critical global health research which contributes to the research themes of the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. The research themes are: 1) Planetary Health; 2) Global Health and Humanitarianism; and 3) Global Health Foresighting. Applicants are strongly encouraged to learn more about each theme at dighr.yorku.ca/research.

Through this grant, the Dahdaleh Institute seeks to enable and support a critical social science with global public health. This means engaging directly with global public health actors, objects, and systems to transform global public health, while remaining committed to social science theory and methodology. The seed grants are also meant to encourage faculty to develop fuller grant proposals for Fall Tri-Council (and other agency or funder) grant deadlines. Grant recipients are invited to present at a full-day Dahdaleh Institute Workshop on Critical Perspectives in Global Health.

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Resource

Critical Social Science with Public Health: Agonism, Critique and Engagement

Co-authored by Workshop Organizing Committee Member Prof. Eric Mykhalovskiy, this article is about a mode of scholarly practice termed critical social science with public health. Critical social science with public health engages directly with public health actors, while remaining committed to the specificity of social science theory and methodology. It aims to transform public health, often by seeking to lessen the harmful effects of public health practice, while, at the same time, contributing to critical social science scholarship.

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Citation

Mykhalovskiy, Eric, et al. “Critical Social Science with Public Health: Agonism, Critique and Engagement.” Critical Public Health, vol. 29, no. 5, Oct. 2019, pp. 522–533, doi:10.1080/09581596.2018.1474174.


Themes

Global Health Foresighting

Topics

Critical Problem-Solving

Contributors

James Orbinski, OC, MSC, BSC, MD, MA, MCFP, Workshop Organizing Committee Member
Rhonda Ferguson, PhD, Workshop Organizing Committee Member
Stephen Gill, PhD, Workshop Organizing Committee Member
Sarah Flicker, PhD, Workshop Organizing Committee Member
Roger Keil, PhD, Workshop Organizing Committee Member
Marina Morrow, PhD, Workshop Organizing Committee Member
Maggie MacDonald, PhD, Workshop Organizing Committee Member
Eric Mykhalovskiy, PhD, Workshop Organizing Committee Member

Status

Active

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