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SSHRC awards Mac Social Sciences researchers over $900,000 in Insight Grants

Eight research projects from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $903,168 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Development Grants.

Jul 17, 2019

SSHRC awarded 8 McMaster Social Sciences researchers a total of $903,168 in Insight Grants, which support excellence in research that addresses complex issues pertaining to individuals and societies.

The award recipients and their research projects are: 

  • Shanti Morell-Hart,  Anthropology
    Ancient Maya agricultural practices: landscape management, ecological sustainability, and food resilience in the kingdom of Sak Tz'i', Chiapas, Mexico

  • James Dunn, Health, Aging & Society, Director of McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments
    Visual Attributes of Neighbourhoods and Early Child Development

  • Saara Greene, Social Work
    Women, Art and Cannabis

  • Neil McLaughlin, Sociology
    Scapegoating George Soros and the contradictions of activist philanthropy: conspiracy theories in the United States, Hungary, Poland and Canada

  • Svetlana Demidova, Economics
    The impact of the third-country effect on tariffs and gains from trade

  • Chelsea Gabel, Health, Aging & Society, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement, and Innovation
    We Know Who We Are: Intergenerational Understandings of Métis Identity and Well-Being Using Digital Storytelling
  • Marshall J. Beier, Political Science
    Children, rights, and security: global performatives, local practices
  • Catherine Frost, Political Science
    Speech, Declarations of Independence, and the Paradox of Constituent Power