The Small Grants Program at the Centre for Human Rights Research supports faculty members interested in exploring new collaborative and interdisciplinary human rights research projects. For 2022-2023, the CHRR was able to support three faculty members, including Dr. Sean Carleton (History), Dr. Nancy Kang (Women’s and Gender Studies), and Dr. Lindsay Larios (Social Work).
Dr. Sean Carleton joined the Faculty of Arts in 2020 with research interests in Canadian history, Indigenous history, schooling and education, empire and settler colonialism, history of capitalism, labour history and comic studies. Dr. Carleton’s Small Grant project will focus on residential school denialism, exploring mainstream media’s reporting on unmarked graves at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
Dr. Nancy Kang is an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and a Canada Research Chair in Transnational Feminism and Gender-Based Violence. Her research involves comparative perspectives on racial, sexual and gender-based violence that affects women of colour in North America and beyond. She joined the University of Manitoba in 2020. Dr. Kang’s Small Grant research project will explore the role of women in Korean shamanic tradition (mugyo) using an Asian American feminist lens.
Dr. Lindsay Larios joined the Faculty of Social Work in 2021. Dr. Larios is an interdisciplinary critical policy researcher with a focus on citizenship and immigration in the Canadian context, in particular as it intersects with family and reproductive politics and policies. Her most recent work pertains to the politics of pregnancy and childbirth and precarious migration as an issue of reproductive justice. For her Small Grant project, Dr. Larios will explore the barriers to healthcare access for international students and their families in Manitoba.
In addition to supporting new human rights projects at the University of Manitoba, funds from the CHRR’s Small Grant project support student research assistants providing valuable research training and employment. To learn more about past Small Grants projects funded by the Centre for Human Rights Research, click here!