Recently Funded Faculty Research Projects

Notebook and paperAll 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 sociology.communications@utoronto.ca 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 Areas of Research Expertise and the individual faculty members' webpages.


Faculty Member(s) Project Title Grant/Position Years
Jennifer Adese Métis Women, Politics, and Identity

Tier II Canada Research Chair

2020-25
Jennifer Adese No One Else Can Speak for Us: Metis Women’s Political Organizing, 1970s – Present SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2019-21
Sharla Alegria Microcredentialing for Diversity in Tech? SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2021-23
Sharla Alegria Microcredentialing for Diversity in Tech-Work Connaught New Staff Research Grant 2021-23
Sharla Alegria

Faculty Pay Equity in Canadian Universities: Undergraduate Researcher

SSHRC SIG 2023-24
Monica Alexander Using Facebook data to Measure and understand migration patterns in Canada Connaught New Staff Research Grant /
SSHRC Insight Development Grant
2019-21
Monica Alexander

Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making

SSHRC Partnership Grant 2020-27
Ellen Berrey Student Protests and University Responses in the United States and Canada, 2012-2018 SSHRC Insight Grant 2020-24
Monica Boyd

Family Contexts of Migrant Children: Language and Other

SSHRC Partnership Grant 2020-22
Monica Boyd (co-applicant with Lisa Kaida, previous graduate of our program) Occupational Segregation Trends in Canada SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2020-22
Monica Boyd (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  
Monica Boyd (co-applicant) Canadian Refugee Child, Youth and Family Research Coalition (CYRCC) SSHRC Partnership Grant 2020-22
Timothy Bryan

Checking the street: Perceptions and feelings of safety and danger in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Connaught New Researcher Award 2023-25
Hae Yeon Choo

Intersectional Resistance in the Aftermath of the Atlanta Area Shootings

SSHRC SIG 2022-23
Prentiss Dantzler

Housing Association and Residential Segregation

Connaught New Researcher Award 2023-25
Prentiss Dantzler The Barriers to Residential Stability in Toronto Community Housing SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant 2021-22
Jan Doering

Accusations of racism against public figures: charges, response strategies and effects

SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2023-26
Laura Doering Understanding Financial Education: Interaction and State-Led Development in Colombia SSHRC Insight Grant 2020-25
Fedor Dokshin

Understanding behavioural diffusion under conditions of political polarization

SSHRC Insight Grant 2023-28
Fedor Dokshin Going Solar: The Social Determinants of Residential Solar Panel Diffusion Connaught New Staff Research Grant /
SSHRC Insight Development Grant
2019-21 /
2019-21
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 2019-21
Luisa Farah-Schwartzman Bringing Democracy into the Law: Urban Inequalities and Struggles over Rights and Fairness in the Brazilian Justice System SSHRC Insight Grant 2021-26
Luisa Farah-Schwartzman 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 2021-23
Jerry Flores Disappearing in the City: An Urban Ethnography of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Men Connaught New Staff Research Grant 2019-21
Ethan Fosse (co-applicant) Effects of Social Mobility on Individual Well-Being, Attitudes and Behavior NSF Standard Grant 2020-23
Ethan Fosse (co-applicant) The Consequences of Downward Social Mobility in the United States and Canada Connaught New Staff Research Grant 2019-21
Robin Gray The Repatriation of Song: Ownership, Access and Control of Indigenous Cultural Heritage SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2019-21
Angelina Grigoryeva New Money in the New Economy: The Shift to Stock Compensation and Wealth Inequality Connaught New Staff Research Grant 2021-23
Angelina Grigoryeva New Money in the New Economy: The Shift to Stock Compensation and Wealth, Gender, and Race Inequalities SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2021-23
Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Paula Maurutto Algorithmic Governance in Criminal Justice Decision Making SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2020-22
Steve Hoffman Managing the Unimaginable: Knowledge Production, Prediction, and Anticipatory Technology among Toronto Area Disaster Management Professionals SSHRC Insight Grant 2019-22
Jonathan Horowitz

Educational Expansion, Immigration, and the Transformation of Stratification

SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2022-25
Jonathan Horowitz

Collective Racist and Antiracist Action and Contemporary Racial Inequalities

Russell Sage Foundation Grant

2022-24
Jonathan Horowitz Fields of Study and Inequality from Boomers to Millennials Connaught New Staff Research Grant 2021-23
Ping Chun Hsiung The Politics of Investigative Research during China’s Great Leap Forward, 1958-62 SSHRC Insight Grant 2017-23
Nathan Innocente

Exploring the lived experiences of youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the criminal justice

SSHRC Grant 2022-26
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 2020-24
Patricia Landolt Precarious noncitizenship through the life course SSHRC Partnership Development Grant 2018-21
Patricia Landolt

Quieting and Reclamation: A legal geography of UTSC

SSHRC SIG 2022-23
Jooyoung Lee

Racial disparities in police use of deadly force as a cause of racial disparities in sleep deficiency across the life

NIH Grant 2020-23
Ron Levi Police Violence as Transformative Events SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2021-23
Sida Liu Ecologies of globalization: China’s shadow on the legal professions in Hong Kong and Taiwan SSHRC Insight Grant 2018-23
Neda Maghbouleh Canada Research Chair in Race, Migration and Identity Tier II Canada Research Chair 2020-25
Neda Maghbouleh Settlement, integration, & stress: A 5-year longitudinal study of Syrian newcomer mothers & teens in the GTA Province of Ontario Early Researcher Award 2018-23
Andrew Miles Is doing good intentional? The cognitive foundations of moral action SSHRC Insight Grant 2020-25
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 2018-23
Melissa Milkie

Out of Sync: A Gendered Lens on Time Stressors

SSHRC SIG 2022-23
Melissa Milkie Time Together and Apart: Clarifying the Family Time Paradox in Canada and the United States SSHRC Insight Grant 2019-22
Ann Louise Mullen

Non-conventional and transfer pathways in postsecondary education: Statistical portrait and evaluation of labour

Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) Research Grant

2020-20
Ito Peng Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy Tier I Canada Research Chair 2016-23
Ito Peng Care Economies in Context: Towards Sustainable Social and Economic Development Open Society Foundation Research Grant 2020-23
Ito Peng

Care Economies in Context: Towards Sustainable Social and Economic Development

SSHRC Partnership Grant 2020-22
Ito Peng

Care Economies in Context: Canada, Mongolia and Sri Lanka

Open Society Foundation Research Grant 2021-23
Ito Peng, Melissa Milkie and Scott Schieman Care Economies in Context: Towards Sustainable Social and Economic Development SSHRC Partnership Grant 2021-28
Ito Peng

Knowledge Transfer in Global Gender Programmes (GlobalKnoT)

Marie Curie Fellowship Grant 2022-23
Ito Peng

Assessing Well-Being Outcomes and Climate Resiliency of Universal Child Care Infrastructures: A Comparative Study

Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Grant 2022-23
Kimberly Pernell-Gallagher Economic Sociology Tier II Canada Research Chair 2016-23
David Pettinicchio

Bureaucracies of Ableism and Invisibility, Disability, and Institutions

SSHRC SIG 2022-23
David Pettinicchio Inclusion and Diversity in Cultural Productions of  Disability: Pushing the Boundaries of Aesthetic Citizenship SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2020-22
David Pettinicchio Employment Discrimination in Hiring People with Disabilities: An Audit Study Province of Ontario Early Researcher Award 2017-22
Kristin Victoria Plys

Art, Poetry and Politics of Lahore's Pak Tea House, 1960s-1980s

SSHRC Insight Grant 2022-25
Rania Hatem Salem

Gendered Monies: Financial Management and Decision-Making among Egyptian Couples

SSHRC SIG 2022-23
Scott Schieman Distributive Justice in Canada SSHRC Insight Grant 2020-25
Scott Schieman Canada Research Chair in the Social Contexts of Health Tier I Canada Research Chair 2017-24
Erik Schneiderhan

GoFailMe: Crowdfunding for health care in Canada and the United States

SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2022-25
Erik Schneiderhan Ethnicity in the Public Sphere: Political Deliberation on Salient Policy Issues in Canada SSHRC Insight Grant 2016-22
Tahseen Shams 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 Immigrants SSHRC Insight Grant 2021-25
Camisha Sibblis

Sealing the Leaky Pipeline: Developing Best Practices in Mentorship for Racialized Graduate Students

SSHRC Connection Grant 2021-22
Dan Silver Canonization and disciplinary identity in sociology: evidence from Canada, France, and Germany SSHRC Insight Grant 2018-21
Chris Smith

The Structural Insignificance of Al Capone

SSHRC SIG 2022-23
Chris Smith Vice for Sale: Neighbourhood Change and Illicit Markets SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2021-23
Nicholas David Spence

The social connectedness of minorities in a changing world: Canada in international context

SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2023-26
Nicholas David Spence The Impact of Social Context (Income Inequality) on Health Among Indigenous Peoples in Canada Connaught New Staff Research Grant 2020-22
Gail Jennifer Super

Biskaabiiyang Youth Transition Home & Lodge

Connaught Fund Community Partnership Research Program 2021-24
Weiguo Zhang

Everyday experience of racial discrimination among Chinese immigrants in Canada

SSHRC SIG 2022-23
Weiguo Zhang

Mobilizing the Chinese Immigrant Community and Battling the Potential COVID‑19 outbreak in the Greater Toronto Area: Gathering essential information, creating a mutual support quarantine network and assessing psychological impacts

CIHR Grant
 
2020-22
Weiguo Zhang Promoting Volunteerism in Chinese Communities in the Covid-19 and post-COVID-19 Era SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant 2021-22