Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Funded Research

Dr. Astrid Ensslin

Dr. Astrid Ensslin's new SSHRC IG funded research project, "Writing New Bodies: Critical Co-design for 21st Century Digital-born Bibliotherapy" (2018-2020), will use methods of cooperative inquiry and critical community co-design to develop an interactive digital story app (i.e., digital fiction) that can be evaluated as a tool for media-enhanced bibliotherapy to help young women from diverse and intersectional backgrounds address issues associated with body image concerns. The project is a collaboration with body image psychologists Drs. Carla Rice (Guelph) and Sarah Riley (Aberystwyth, UK), as well as award-winning feminist digital fiction writer, artist and game developer, Christine Wilks. 

Dr. Cisneros, Dr. Rao, and Dr. De Leon

This MLCS researchers team have received a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant. Odile Cisneros, Ann De Leon, and Sathya Rao have partnered with Charlene Ball and the City of Edmonton on a project entitled "Empowering Communities through Translation: The Case of the Newcomer's Guide to Edmonton." The project will look at city-level translation policy and procedures as well as the impact of translation on our communities. 

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Dr. Daniel Laforest

Received a SSHRC Insight Funding (2017-2021) for his research "The Biomedical Body and Everyday Life in Québec and Canada. A Literary Inquiry"

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Dr. Odile Cisneros

Received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for her project entitled " An Online Resource on Environment & Poetry from Latin America."

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Dr. Natalie Van Deusen

Received a SSHRC Insight Grant for her project entitled "Mirrors of Virtue: Holy Virgins and Models for Womanhood in Early Icelandic Verse."

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Dr. Carrie Smith

SSHRC funding for “Technologies of Popfeminist Activism”

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Dr. Jelena Pogosjan

SSHRC funding for “IvanZarundy and the production of religious culture in Russia under Peter I”

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Dr. Natalie Kononenko

SSHRC funding for her “Ukraine Alive” project working with Edmonton Public Schools to create an interactive On-Line tool for the Grade 3 Ukraine Social Studies unit.(
KIAS grant for The Spiritual Documentation Project (the Sanctuary Project for short)

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Dr. Yvonne Lam

SSHRC funding for “Upper Necaxa Totonac in context; Exploring the past, present and future of Northern Totonac” (PI is Dr. David Beck, Linguistics; co-applicant is Greg Kondrak, Computing Science)

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