Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Tieku, Dr. Krista Lysack and Dr. Tracy Smith-Carrier as recipients of research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Dr. Tieku, Associate Professor of Political Science, has won a SSHRC Grant of $226,060 for his project, “Behind the Scenes Drivers of Global Politics? The Nature and Impacts of Informality in World Politics.” It examines the unofficial rules, practices, norms and decision-making bodies in international politics. He is the principal investigator and his research team will include King’s students. The project will run for five years. “The greatest part of this project is that I am going to be training the next generation of life-long Canadian researchers. The project will be open to any King’s students who are interested in informal diplomacy,” says Dr. Tieku.

Dr. Smith-Carrier, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator of the School of Social Work, is a co-investor on a $75,000 grant with Dr. Lorayne Robertson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Dr. Elaine Power, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University and Joli Scheidler-Benns, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The Insight grant is over three years to understand the experiences of basic income recipients. 

Dr. Lysack, Associate Professor of English and Chair of English, French, and Writing, won a four-year SSHRC Insight Grant of $64, 273 for a book project, Brontë Weather on the Brontës' writing and weather, ecology, and new materialism. She is the author of two books, the most recent of which is Chronometres: Devotional Literature, Duration, and Victorian Reading, to be published by Oxford University Press later this year. 

The new SSHRC winners will be joining the current list of external research grant recipients at King’s: Dr. Bharati Sethi, Assistant Professor of Social Work;  Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, Full Professor of Social Work, and Childhood & Social Institutions; Dr. Erin Hannah, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science; Dr. Wendy Ellis, Associate Professor of Psychology; Dr. Antonio Calcagno, Full Professor of Philosophy; Dr. Chaya Halberstam, Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Dr. Ben Muller, Associate Professor Political Science and Program Coordinator, Social Justice & Peace Studies; Dr. Pamela Cushing, Associate Professor of Disability Studies; Dr. Rick Csiernik, Full Professor of Social Work; Dr. Lynda Hutchinson, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Dr. Imants Baruss, Full Professor of Psychology; and Dr. Peter Donahue, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Social Work.

Congratulations all.