CSRI announces award recipients

April 16, 2024 by Patricia Doherty

The CrimSL Research Cluster for The Study of Racism and Inequality (CSRI) is pleased to announce three awards to support projects that are concerned with how systemic racism, colonialism, gendered and sexual violence, exclusion, and other forms of structural inequality shape our work.

CSRI received many worthy submissions following a recent Call for Proposals, which made the review very competitive. The selection committee stated that while they were only able to fund a few projects, they were "encouraged by the scope of scholarship taking place" and thanked all individuals who submitted funding proposals for their good work.

They are grateful for the opportunity to offer support to:

Sara Fruchtman for From Punishment to Public Health: Addressing the Toxic Drug Crisis in Northern Ontario

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Sara Fruchtman
Sara Fruchtman is a PhD student at CrimSL and a policy analyst at the Canadian Mental Health Association - Ontario. She is currently the Vice-Chair of Sistering, a Toronto-based multi-service agency supporting women and gender-diverse people struggling with poverty, homelessness and housing precarity.  


Alejandro Paz for Silenced Voices: The Impact of Terrorism Designations on Palestinian Advocacy in Canada

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Alejandro Paz
Alejandro Paz is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and he has written about the politics of migration, language and citizenship in Israel/Palestine, as well as settlement in occupied East Jerusalem. His book Latinos in Israel: Language and Unexpected Citizenship (Indiana UP) was published in 2018. His current research is about Israeli English online journalism, and its impact on North Atlantic public opinion.

Gail Super for Penal Violence in Spaces of Rural Precarity (South Africa)

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Gail Super
Gail Super is Associate Professor, Sociology (Mississauga). Her research interests include legal and criminological theory, the sociology of punishment and its philosophical justifications, vigilantism, legal pluralism, and critical bordering studies, including working with an Indigenous-led policy research program in Northwest Ontario and extensive empirical research in South Africa. 

Congratulations to each of the awardees, who will present their findings as part of the CSRI's Works-in-Progress seminar series during the 2024-2025 academic year.