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SSHRC IDG awarded 2011: Word of mouth [WOM] influences the profits of companies whose products are being talked about. This project examines how conversation and content uniquely impact important outcomes for consumers and firms, by introducing a new concept to marketing from psychology:...
SSHRC Insight Grant awarded 2013: The proposed research aims to investigate shifts in digital literacy practices in school and home in sites in Canada and Australia and to examine factors that might impede and/or facilitate digital literacy development.
SSHRC IDG awarded 2012: This research project seeks to reconstruct the milieu of post-war film lecturing in Canada and U.S. by piecing together the careers of individual filmmakers, delving into the histories of exhibition sites and booking agencies while also probing the collections of museums,...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2012: Our pilot project will address the question of Métis territory and identity via the remains of Métis landscapes in the archaeological record, particularly the material culture and spatial arrangements of known over-wintering sites in the Canadian Parklands, and...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2013: Research into civic practices in the sustainable foods movement in Edmonton and Toronto.
SSHRC IG awarded 2014 (2013 competition): This four year project that will analyse the influential but under-examined feminist periodical Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics. Heresies was a quasi-biannual magazine edited and produced by a collective that included artists, art...
Invited PG (stage 2) awarded 2014: We propose to engage Canadians in a discussion of race, place, and the law. Canada continues to bear the legacy of a past in which racism held sway. The importance of race in shaping the very spaces we inhabit is epitomized by the events of World War II,when...
SSHRC IG awarded 2015 (2014 competition): ESL acquisition in early childhood is not well understood or even well-documented. Early L2 child speakers appear to produce more varied types of phonological errors compared with monolingual children, some but not all of which are predictable from their...
SSHRC IG awarded 2015 (2014 competition): We will explore how sharing-breadth influences consumers' emotions. We suggest that, compared to narrowcasting (sharing with few others), broadcasting (sharing with many others) changes the perspective, or the lens, through which consumers view their...
SSHRC Connection grant awarded in 2016: "Memory Economies" will be a two-day symposium, hosted by the University of Alberta's Departments of English & Film Studies and Women's & Gender Studies on September 4-5, 2015. It is designed to contribute new concepts and theorizations to the...