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Research from sport to sexual identity supported by federal funding


Thirty-three researchers have been awarded Standard Research Grants totaling over $2.2 million from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

“This funding recognizes Queen’s engagement in leading research in the social sciences and humanities, and our commitment to the training and support of tomorrow’s research talent and Canada’s future leaders,” says Steven Liss (VP Research). “SSHRC supports innovative, collaborative and ground-breaking research that strives to enhance our collective understanding of the modern world’s environment, cultures, technologies, and economies.”

The following researchers have received Standard Research Grant funding:

Mary Louise Adams (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies) -- $68,154 for research into contemporary women's sport and the legacies of second wave feminism.

Nicholas Bala (Law) -- $190,036 for a research project aimed at bridging psychological and legal perspectives.

Fabio Colivicchi (Classics) -- $76,448 to investigate urban planning and religion in an Etruscan metropolis.

Jean Côté (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies) -- $97,520 to conduct a developmental comparison of coach-centred and youth-centred sport settings.

Wendy Craig (Psychology) -- $120,387 to research the role of shame in adolescent peer victimization.

Rosanne Currarino (History) -- $ 40,350 to investigate the economic imagination in nineteenth century America.

Allison Goebel (Sociology) -- $90,450 for a project on female-headed households, housing and protest in South Africa.

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant (Political Studies) -- $12,250 to explore the systemic influences on gender affinity effects in parliamentary elections.

Andrew Grant (Political Studies) -- $12,467 to analyze the emergence of an international treaty on the trade of small arms and light weapons.

Allan Gregory (Economics) – $45,692 to update vector autoregressive forecasts.

Martin Hand (Sociology) -- $57,946 to examine emerging technologies, conventions and practices of memory-making in the digital era.

Tom Hollenstein (Psychology) -- $28,172 to examine adolescent emotion regulation dynamics.

Audrey Kobayashi (Geography) -- $172,320 to explore sexual orientation and sexual identity in the legal profession.

Ceren Kolsarici (School of Business) -- $77,249 to research the dynamic allocation of multi-media advertising budgets.

Catherine Krull (Sociology) – $87,940 to examine the new Cuban diaspora in Canada and Europe.

Beverly Lapham (Economics) -- $90,000 to examine of the effects of changes in international factors on the Canadian retail sector.

Jia Li (Education, Postdoctoral fellow) -- $36,732 to research vocabulary intervention using integrative technologies and social networking media for English language learners.

Frederick Lock (English) -- $47,486 to investigate the finances of Edward Gibbon.

Susan Lord (Film Studies) -- $86,550 to explore the visual culture of Havana in the 1960s.

Ian McKay (History) -- $63,629 for a project exploring modernity, social justice and the metropolitan left in Canada from 1920-1960.

Brian Osborne (Geography) -- $16,250 for the Jeanne Mary Wolfe memorial project.

Ishita Pande (History) -- $41,000 to examine the politics of childhood, marriage and sexuality in post/colonial India.

Michel Pharand (Disraeli Project) -- $80,462 for the compilation of volume 10 of Benjamin Disraeli letters.

Lynnette Purda (School of Business) -- $51,490 to research language choice and the truth behind financial reports.

Jean-Paul Roy (School of Business) -- $25,684 for research into the process of selecting a trustworthy international joint venture partner.

Thomas Russell (Education) -- $192,285 for improving the quality of practicum learning using case studies of four Canadian teacher education programs.

Andrejs Skaburskis (School of Urban and Regional Planning) -- $39,700 to find a balance between gentrification and filtering in Toronto's innercity and older suburbs.

Daniel Thornton (School of Business) -- $70,160 to investigate the impact of auditing, internal control and religiosity on the reliability of financial statement information.

Selim Topaloglu (School of Business) -- $43,680 to examine who trades ahead of major announcements.

Marie-Louise Vierø (Economics) -- $15,464 to research equilibrium models of optimizing academic institutions.

Molly Wallace (English) -- $59,400 to investigate experiments in risk criticism and research the idea of reading U.S. literature in an age of manufactured uncertainty.

Ruqu Wang (Economics) -- $57,375 to research auctions with refund and the theory of dynamic contests.

Jan Zabojnik (Economics) -- $60,000 to investigate markets and incentives.

For more information about SSHRC’s programs and awards, visit the website.

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