Law, Communications and Culture, Tier 1
Coombe's work focuses on the global intersection of intellectual property, cultural heritage and human rights with an emphasis on indigenous peoples and sustainable development.
History of Modern China, Tier 1
Fogel’s comparative East Asian historical research examines the cultural and political interactions and parallels between China and Japan in the modern era.
Political Economy of Gender and Work, Tier 1
Vosko conducts research on labour market insecurity in Canada and internationally with attention to social relations of gender and citizenship. Her current work focuses on employment standards enforcement and access to labour rights and protections among temporary migrant workers. She is director of the Gender and Work Database, the Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment Database and the Employment Standards Database.
Socially Engaged Research in Race and Racialization, Tier 2
Kyriakides' “Racialized Reception Contexts” research program focuses on configurations of racialization in relation to the meaning of East/West, South/North and the articulations of racism and nationalism in the reception of refugees in Europe, North America and the Middle East. The initial five-country analysis of Canada, the United States, Italy, Greece and Jordan will examine the extent to which policy instruments and media discourse related to the global refugee crisis negatively impacts racialized communities in each reception context.
Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism, Tier 2
Tungohan analyzes discourses that have underpinned the Canadian government’s policies towards temporary foreign workers from 1973 until 2017 and the nature of these policies and their effects on different groups of temporary foreign workers. She also examines the range of migrant workers’ social movement activities that have emerged as a response, in particular, to anti-migrant discourses and policies.
Philosophy of Moral and Social Cognition, Tier 2
Rini’s research focuses on how people in democratic societies justify their social beliefs to one another. Her work analyzes research from the social sciences, especially cognitive science and sociology, to draw conclusions about how public debate currently works. She also investigates philosophical questions about what it means to improve public debate in a diverse society, exploring connections between public discourse and personal moral agency.