Three professors from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) are among five York University researchers who have been awarded Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grants, each ranging from $19,000 to $25,000. All five grant winners are Professors Eva Karpinski, LA&PS; Marcello Musto, LA&PS; Andrea O’Reilly, LA&PS; Margaret Beare, Osgoode Hall Law School; and Noël Sturgeon, Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies.
“York University is delighted with the success of our researchers in a competition whose aim is to create research connections amongst researchers in exciting and important areas of research,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research and innovation. “I want to congratulate today's award recipients of the Connection Grants − Margaret Beare, Eva Karpinski, Marcello Musto, Andrea O’Reilly and Noël Sturgeon − and wish them every success as they move forward with their research projects," he added.
Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and engage in research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grants may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities.
Details of the three LA&PS winning events is as follows:
Eva Karpinski: Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas. This is the third biennial conference of the International Auto/Biography Association Chapter of the Americas. It will investigate diverse representations and new theories of embodiment and identity, with special attention given to marginalized lives, excluded subjects, traumatic histories and invisible narratives.
Marcello Musto: Marx's Capital After 150 Years (1867-2017). This international conference will offer diverse scholarly perspectives and critical insights into the principal contradictions of contemporary capitalism and, in so doing, point to alternative economic and social models. The organizers will unite several world-renowned sociologists, political theorists and philosophers, from diverse fields and more than 10 countries.
Andrea O’Reilly: Matricentric Feminism: Theory, Activism, and Practice. This conference hosted by the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement positions mothers' needs and concerns as the starting point for a theory and politic on and for women's empowerment. The conference will consider what changes are needed in public/social policy, health, education, the workplace, the family, and the arts to affect full and lasting gender equality for mothers in the 21st century.
To read about all five of the York University Connection Grant winners, read in YFile.
To learn more about Connection Grants, visit bit.ly/1iE6CP8.