The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas is pleased to announce the recipients of its Seed Grant opportunity. Eleven recipients received funding to support research project, graduate student research, and a knowledge mobilization initiative.
“We are so pleased to be able to support the excellent research of our members, which will make important contributions to our community,” says Gertrude Mianda, HTI Director.
The recipients (alphabetically) are:
- Damilola Adebayo (History) | Commercial Gambling and Lottery Commissions in Nigeria, 1945–2022
- Vivien Bediako (Geography) | Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) Tourism among Ghanaian Immigrants in Ghana: Negotiations of Home, Sense of Belonging, and Place Attachment
- Debbie Ebanks Schlums (Cinema and Media Arts) | Caribbean Diasporic Counter-Archives: Performative Archival Imaginings and Memory Preservation
- Denielle Elliott (Social Science/ Anthropology) | An Ethnographic Study of Human Bio-banking in Clinical Trials in Eastern Africa: A Pilot Study
- Bria Hamilton (Environmental Studies) | Blackening the City: Counter-Cartographies as a Tool for Community Planning
- Ruth Murambadoro (Centre for Feminist Research) | Gender Justice and Narratives of Violence by Women in Post-colonial Zimbabwe
- Catherine Mutune (Interdisciplinary Studies) | Kenyan Women in the Trenches – A Gendered Approach on the Implicit Contradiction of the Federal Skilled Worker Program in Canada
- Oyemolade Osibodu (Education) | Exploring the Racialized Experiences of Black Students in Mathematics
- Jellisa Ricketts (Humanities) | Newspapers and Open-source Digital Repositories on the Black Atlantic Studies: Centering Digital Humanities in the Global Africa
- Fanny Teissandier (Social Anthropology) | Making Violence Visible: Parisian Colonial Geographies in Undocumented Migrants’ Artistic Practice
- Beauty Umana (Health) | Language and TB Stigma: Examining the Impacts of Language on TB Treatment in Black Communities of South Africa
Recipients will share their research as part of the HTI’S Tubman Talks series over the next academic year.
The HTI Seed Grant was created to support the scholarly work and research of the HTI faculty and graduate student members that is related to Black people on the continent and in the Diaspora, including in Canada, and fit within HTI’s research agenda. It was made possible thanks to the generous support of Indigenous, Black, and EDI scholarship at York University.