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LA&PS researchers receive more than $1 million in funding under SSHRC Insight Grants

LA&PS researchers receive more than $1 million in funding under SSHRC Insight Grants

Researchers from York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies have received more than $1M in funding to pursue research initiatives under SSHRC Insight Grants. Insight Grants are awarded to emerging and established scholars in the social sciences and humanities to work on research projects of two to five years. 

21 York-led projects received a combined total of more than $4 million ($4,048,259) in funding, out of which six researchers are from the Faculty of LA&PS.  

"Fundamental inquiry is the basis of scholarly knowledge and is still the way most graduate students are trained, especially in the humanities and social sciences. LA&PS colleagues' continued success in the Insight programs shows the variety of ways we are making original contributions to our fields”, said Ravi de Costa, associate dean, research and graduate studies, LA&PS. 

 The Insight Grant program funds research focused on building knowledge and understanding of people, societies, and the world. These newly funded projects will help LA&PS researchers advance knowledge in critical areas of inequality in developing nations, labour conditions, healthcare policy and sustainable textile creation   

“I’m thrilled to see these projects receive SSHRC support,” said David Cuff, director, strategic research & partnerships, LA&PS. “I’m confident that these projects will yield important contributions.”  

LA&PS 2022 SSHRC Insight Grant recipients are: 

Tasso Adamopoulos, Department of Economics  

Inequality and Productivity in Developing Countries 

Anh Nguyen, School of Administrative Studies  

Labour force aging and business vibrancy: Evidence and solutions for businesses and workers in Canada and around the world 

Julia M. Creet, Department of English  

Digital Afterlives 

Ganaele Langlois, Department of Communication & Media Studies   

The Art of Necessity: Making Sustainable and Just Worlds through Local Textiles 

Kinnon MacKinnon, School of Social Work    

Detransition: Examining pathways and care needs 

Jonathan Nitzan, Department of Politics   

The capital-as-power fractal: toward a general theory of the capitalist mode of power