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SSHRC IDG awarded 2011: Internet-based computerized assessment is becoming the norm (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, Medical Council of Canada and Alberta Education). But large numbers of items are required to minimize item exposure and maintain test security. Automatic item-generation is one option. This...
The objective of this research is the continued documentation of Upper Necaxa Totonac (UNT), an endangered Totonacan language of the Sierra Madre Oriental in Puebla State, Mexico, and the expansion of this project to selected sister languages in the Northern Totonac area. Like many minority...
Invited PG (stage 2), awarded 2015: Many communities are dependent upon the resources of freshwater river systems for their livelihood and well-being. Multi-generational subsistence fisheries (including Indigenous communities) have well developed systems of local and traditional knowledge (LTK)...
SSHRC IG awarded 2012: Few scholars would attempt to explain contemporary Canadian issues without reference to the massive changes of the twentieth century. Yet, Metis historiography has been dominated by 18th and 19th Century events (inside the discipline of history as well as out). This project...
Insight Grant awarded
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 IG awarded 2013: Our project examines the reconfiguration of feminist activism in and for the 21st century through digital technologies. We do so in a case study of German "popfeminist" protest and performance art culture. The objective is to interrogate how the "Do it Yourself" (DIY)...
SSHRC IG awarded 2015: The research explores how today's screen-oriented young adults perceive the local and situated nature of their early literate development. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: How do contemporary Canadian young adults articulate their childhood experiences of landscape and local...
SSHRC IG awarded 2012: This research program will explore Michel Foucault's influential work on sexuality and delinquency. The three-fold objectives of this research program are: first, to take up Foucault’s genealogical studies of delinquency and sexuality in order to pursue a more sustained and...
Funded 2016 under the "Targeted Research: Syrian Refugee Arrival, Resettlement and Integration" call for proposals. This project will document the settlement experiences of recent Syrian refugees to Albertan cities, comparing across the three streams of sponsorship to better understand the...