USask researchers receive more than $ 440,000 in SSHRC funding to launch research with social impact – News


Researchers will address multiple facets of the social and human sciences including examining the impacts of state intervention in 20th century Métis road right-of-way communities, assessing how transnational networks of 2SLGBTQ + individuals in 1950s Europe continue to develop. ” inspire social activism and evaluation of strategies to support the civilian reintegration of former child soldiers in Uganda.

The funding – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Information Development Grants – is intended to support research in its initial stages for a period of up to two years.

The following projects were funded:

Livelihood Responses to Rural Road Development – The Case of Little Red River Cree Nation – College of Agriculture and Bioresources – $ 74,943
Agricultural researcher Dr Sabine Liebenehm (PhD) will assess the rural road and bridge development plans of the Little Red River Cree Nation (LRRCN) in Alberta by examining the perceptions of indigenous peoples in the region. The study will be the first in Canada to estimate the preferences of First Nations people for changes in livelihoods in the context of rural road development. The results will inform the Chief and Council of LRRCN and other Indigenous communities on the development of sustainable infrastructure.

Land Clearance: Métis Responses to State Intervention and Elimination in the 20th Century – College of Arts and Science – $ 71,083
History researcher Dr Cheryl Troupe (PhD) will examine Mr.éthese peoples of Saskatchewan in the 20th century within the highway right-of-way communities. The research will compare communities at the local and regional levels to paint a picture of Métis mobility, including movement to and removal from road reserve communities. The work challenges the way we understand and define road rights-of-way communities, redefining them not as marginal or liminal places, but as spaces where families, language and cultural practices have remained resilient.

ICC Reparations, Reintegration of Child Soldiers and Post-Conflict Social Reconstruction: A Ugandan Case Study in Theory and Politics – College of Arts and Sciences – $ 69,633
Political studies researcher Dr. Kirsten Fisher (PhD) will examine the implications of reparations from the International Criminal Court (ICC) that will likely be awarded to former child soldiers upon their return to civilian life. Building on Fisher’s previous research in northern Uganda conducted since 2007, the work will examine the effects and effectiveness of the ICC reparations program in its contribution to post-conflict reconciliation, with findings having implications for reparations policies in Canada and elsewhere.

Italy and the “Homophile International”: transnational activism and the redefinition of (homo) sexual citizenship – College of Arts and Sciences – $ 67,502
History researcher Dr. Alessio Ponzio (PhD) will apply his expertise in European history, gender and sexuality to analyze how transnational activism among homophile groups has fostered socio-cultural changes and created opportunities for sexual emancipation. A case study of queer networks in 1950s Europe will highlight the integral links between sexuality and experiences of politics and citizenship, and how the existence of these social networks can inspire activism through the Nations.

Bioarchaeology of the 99 Percent: The First Steppe Empire of Eastern Eurasia – College of Arts and Sciences – $ 64,300
Archeology and anthropology researcher Dr. Angela Lieverse (PhD) will conduct an analysis of the most common lifestyles of the Xiongnu Empire, which spanned the regions of Mongolia, China and Siberia (Russia) between 210 BCE and 90 AD. Using bioarchaeological techniques and mortuary data from a cemetery of non-elite citizens, Ivolga, located in southern Siberia, the research fill a crucial gap in Xiongnu archeology by examining the famous empire through a more common lens. Lieverse and his colleagues will reconstruct the lived experiences, lifestyles and identities of working class citizens of the empire.

Mapping disabilities in French cinema – Faculty of Arts and Sciences – $ 38,678
USask assistant professor in French, Dr Romain Chareyron (PhD), will be the first to analyze the representation of disability in French cinema. The the research will establish and advance the dialogue between various academic disciplines, such as disability studies, cultural studies and film studies, and provide greater visibility for people with disabilities in the field of French studies. Chareyron will work jointly with the USask Digital Research Center to develop an open access digital repository where films will be analyzed and cataloged.

Remaking “History” in the Tunnels of Moose Jaw – College of Arts and Sciences – $ 20,924
American historian Ashleigh Androsoff (PhD) will examine the presentation of Chinese-Canadian history at Saskatchewan’s well-known tourist attraction, the Moose Jaw Tunnels. Using evidence from archival documents, interviews and investigations, the research will shed new light on the history of Chinese Canadians who settled in Moose Jaw in the early 20th century. The project will critique the attraction’s historical presentation, examine its lasting impact on visitors, and explain what sets this tourist attraction apart from other types of public history sites.

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