Recently Funded Faculty Research Projects

All of our faculty members have active research programs.

This page highlights some our our research projects that have recently received external research funding. Such funding provides support to hire student research assistants, pay for travel for fieldwork and dissemination, and cover the costs of software and research equipment.

This list includes those whose funding ends in 2021 or later. Other faculty members conduct research without external funding, have small funds that are to support their research, or have continuing grants extended from prior to this listing.

Faculty members who have funding that is not listed here should contact in order to have their grant added to this list.

For an overview of all of the research that our faculty members conduct, please review the Research in Brief section of this website and the individual faculty members’ webpages.

Jennifer Adese, No One Else Can Speak for Us: Metis Women’s Political Organizing, 1970s – Present (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2019-2021)

Sharla Alegria, Microcredentialing for Diversity in Tech? (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2021-2023)

———-, Microcredentialing for Diversity in Tech-Work (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2021-23)

Monica Alexander, Using Facebook data to Measure and understand migration patterns in Canada (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2019-2021) and (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2019-2021)

Ellen Berrey, Student Protests and University Responses in the United States and Canada, 2012-2018 (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2020-2024)

Monica Boyd (co-applicant with Lisa Kaida, previous graduate of our program) Occupational Segregation Trends in Canada (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2020-2022)

———-, (co-applicant) COVID-19’s differential impact on the mental and emotional health of Indigenous Peoples and Newcomers: A socioeconomic analysis of Canada, US and Mexico (CIHR covid-19 funding)

———-, (co-applicant) Canadian Refugee Child, Youth and Family Research Coalition (CYRCC) (SSHRC Partnership Grant 2020-2022)

Prentiss Dantzler, The Barriers to Residential Stability in Toronto Community Housing (SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant, 2021-2022)

Laura Doering, Understanding Financial Education: Interaction and State-Led Development in Colombia (SSHRC Insight Grant 2020-2025)

Fedor Dokshin, Going Solar: The Social Determinants of Residential Solar Panel Diffusion (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2019-2021) and  (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2019-2021)

Fidan Elcioglu, The Political Effects of Taking in Strangers: An Interview-Based Study of the Motivations, Experiences, and Worldviews of Private Refugee Sponsors in Canada (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2019-2021)

Luisa Farah-Schwartzman,  Bringing Democracy into the Law: Urban Inequalities and Struggles over Rights and Fairness in the Brazilian Justice System (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2021-2026)

———-, Centering Indigenous, African and Afro­American and South Atlantic political institutions: toward a new historical sociology of the emergence of racial hierarchies in the Americas   (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2021-2023)

Jerry Flores, Disappearing in the City: An Urban Ethnography of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Men (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2019-2021)

Ethan Fosse (co-applicant) Effects of Social Mobility on Individual Well-Being, Attitudes and Behavior (NSF Standard Grant 2020-2023)

———-, The Consequences of Downward Social Mobility in the United States and Canada (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2019-2021)

Robin Gray, The Repatriation of Song: Ownership, Access and Control of Indigenous Cultural Heritage (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2019-2021)

Angelina Grigoryeva, New Money in the New Economy: The Shift to Stock Compensation and Wealth Inequality (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2021-2023)

———-, New Money in the New Economy: The Shift to Stock Compensation and Wealth, Gender, and Race Inequalities (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2021-2023)

Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Paula Maurutto, Algorithmic Governance in Criminal Justice Decision Making (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2020-2022)

Steve Hoffman, Managing the Unimaginable: Knowledge Production, Prediction, and Anticipatory Technology among Toronto Area Disaster Management Professionals (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2019-2022)

Jonathan Horowitz, Fields of Study and Inequality from Boomers to Millennials (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2021-2023)

Ping Chun Hsiung, The Politics of Investigative Research during China’s Great Leap Forward, 1958-62 (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2017-2023)

Anna Korteweg, Borders, boundaries, and bodies in the production of non-belonging: Regulating the return of European women who joined the Islamic State (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2020-2024)

Patricia Landolt, Precarious noncitizenship through the life course (SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, 2018-2021)

Ron Levi, Police Violence as Transformative Events (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2021-2023)

Sida Liu, Ecologies of globalization: China’s shadow on the legal professions in Hong Kong and Taiwan (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2018-2023)

Neda Maghbouleh, Canada Research Chair in Race, Migration and Identity (Tier II Canada Research Chair, 2020-2025)

———-, Settlement, integration, & stress: A 5-year longitudinal study of Syrian newcomer mothers & teens in the GTA (Province of Ontario Early Researcher Award, 2018-2023)

———-, Melissa Milkie and Ito Peng, Settlement, integration, and stress: a 5-year longitudinal study of Syrian newcomer mothers and teens in the GTA (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2018-2023)

Andrew Miles, Is doing good intentional? The cognitive foundations of moral action (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2020-2025)

Melissa Milkie, Time Together and Apart: Clarifying the Family Time Paradox in Canada and the United States (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2019-2022)

Ito Peng, Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy (Tier I Canada Research Chair, 2016-2023)

———-, Melissa Milkie, Kim Pernell and Scott Schieman, Care Economies in Context: Towards Sustainable Social and Economic Development (SSHRC Partnership Grant, 2021-2028)

Kim Pernell-Gallagher, Canada Research Chair in Economic Sociology (Tier II Canada Research Chair, 2016-2022)

David Pettinicchio, Inclusion and Diversity in Cultural Productions of  Disability: Pushing the Boundaries of Aesthetic Citizenship (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2020-2022)

———-, Employment Discrimination in Hiring People with Disabilities: An Audit Study (Province of Ontario Early Researcher Award, 2017-2022)

Markus Schafer, Distant Ties: Geographical Proximity and the Function of Older Adults’ Social Networks (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2019-2021)

Scott Schieman, Distributive Justice in Canada (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2020-2025)

———-, Canada Research Chair in the Social Contexts of Health (Tier I Canada Research Chair, 2017-2024)

Erik Schneiderhan, Ethnicity in the Public Sphere: Political Deliberation on Salient Policy Issues in Canada (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2016-2022)

Tahseen Shams, Effects of Intra-Ethnic Dynamics on Muslim Integration in Canada (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2019-2021)

———-, Race, Religion, and Romance: A Comparative Study of Interracial and Interfaith Unions in Canada and the United States Using the Case of South Asian Muslim Immigrant (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2021-2024)

Dan Silver, Canonization and disciplinary identity in sociology: evidence from Canada, France, and Germany (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2018-2021)

Chris Smith, Vice for Sale: Neighbourhood Change and Illicit Markets (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2021-2023)

Nicholas Spence, The Impact of Social Context (Income Inequality) on Health Among Indigenous Peoples in Canada. (Connaught New Staff Research Grant, 2020-2022)

Weiguo Zhang, Promoting Volunteerism in Chinese Communities in the Covid-19 and post-COVID-19 Era (SSHRC Pertnership Engage Grant, 2021-2022)