4 October 2016

Four Trudeau scholars have won a Banting fellowship for 2015-16.

2011 scholar Lara Rosenoff Gauvin’s  project "We Are Sons and Daughters of Bwoc" will dive into community knowledge translation and land rights in rural post-conflict Northern Uganda at McGill University’s Department of Anthropology.

Also in anthropology at McGill, 2009 scholar Jean-Michel Landry will continue his work on Islamic law within and beyond the State in Lebanon.

2011 scholar Alana Gerecke will pursue research on social choreography with her project "Choreographing Publics: Flash Mobs, Dance, and the Politics of Moving Together" in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at York University.

And 2010 scholar Leila Qashu will explore digital representations of Arsi women’s resistance to marriage by abduction in Ethiopia at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS).

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, nationally and internationally, who will contribute to Canada’s economic, social, and research-based growth. Seventy fellowships of $70,000 over two years are awarded annually.

Congratulations to you four!

Lara Rosenoff Gauvin

Lara is studying how violence and displacement in Northern Uganda have transformed the transmission of moral and cultural knowledge between generations.

2011 Scholars

Alana Gerecke

Alana is exploring how public performance art can shape and improve social behaviours in our cities

2011 Scholars

Jean-Michel Landry

Jean-Michel explores the social history of the ideal of secularism in Lebanon, the exclusionary effects it sets out to combat, and those it sometimes generates.

2009 Scholars

Leila Qashu

Leila is studying how Ethiopian women, while devoid of political power, successfully use musical rituals for conflict resolution.

2010 Scholars