2012 ARIA recipients

In 2012, 30 students from 17 departments and programs  received awards to work under the supervision of faculty members.

Art History and Communication Studies

"Phantom Witness: The 1964 Genovese Murder and Its Cultural Legacy"

Patrick DeDauw, English

Prof. Carrie Rentschler, Art History and Communication Studies

"Thinking the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object in Enlightenment Britain"

Flora Dunster, Art History

Prof. Matthew Hunter, Art History and Communication Studies

McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC)

"McGill University as Media Hub"

Danyse Golick, English

Prof. Will Straw, Art History and Communication Studies


"Changes in the Progressivity of the US Income Tax System"

Saad Qazi, Economics and Mathematics

Prof. Markus Poschke, Economics

"Long-Term Care: Macroeconomic Implications and Policy"

Sam Gyetvay, Economics and Mathematics

Prof. Daniel Barczyk, Economics

"Tail Thickness Measures in High Frequency Return Data"

Gavril Petrov, Economics and Mathematics

Prof. John Galbraith, Economics

"Variability Canadian GDP Forecasting"

Matthew Meland, Economics

Prof. John Galbraith, Economics


The Irish Way of Dying: Ulysses and Funeral Processions

Kevin Droz, English

Prof. Allan Hepburn, English

"Thomas Ogle and the Photographic Illustration of Romantic Writing"

Emily Halpert-Cole, English

Prof. Tom Mole, English


"Public Opinion and Andrew Jackson’s Invasion of Florida"

Jonathon Booth, History and Economics

Prof. Jason Opal, History

"Tracing Montreal's Migrants to Santos, Brazil in 1896: Towards a Database Construction and Interpretation"

Benjamin Gordon, History

Prof. John Zucchi, History

Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies (IGSF)

"Framing Citizenship: Minority Women and the Regulation of Identity"

Amar Nijhawan, Political Science and International Development Studies

Prof. Vrinda Narain, Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Institute of Islamic Studies

"Scientific Traditions in Islamic Societies"

Wendy Belisle, Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology

Prof. F. Jamil Ragep, Institute for Islamic Studies

Jewish Studies

"The Bio-Critical Introduction to Rachel Korn"

Elay Kornecki, English

Prof. Esther Frank, Jewish Studies

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

"The Werther Effect: Topologies of Eighteenth-Century German Literature"

Carol Fraser, German Studies and East Asian Studies

Prof. Andrew Piper, Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Langue et littérature françaises

"Médias 19: pratiques et poétiques journalistiques au 19e siècle"

Félix-Antoine Marcoux, Langue et littérature françaises

Prof. Pascal Brissette, Langue et littérature françaises

"Suzanne de Nervèze, libelliste sous Mazarin"

Elizabeth Plante, Langue et littérature françaises

Prof. Diane Desrosiers, Langue et littérature françaises


"The Acquisition of Spanish Plural by Native Speakers of English: Extending the Prosodic Transfer Hypothesis"

Madeleine Revill, Linguistics

Prof. Heather Goad, Linguistics

"Investigation of Negation and Quantifiers in Korean"

Erica Jiye Yoon, Cognitive Science

Prof. Junko Shimoyama, Linguistics

"Acquisition and Processing of Degree Quantifiers in English"

Kalyna Franko, Linguistics and Psychology

Prof. Yosef Grodzinsky, Linguistics


"The Cognitive Science of Geometry"

Rachael Berta, Cognitive Science

Prof. Dirk Schlimm, Philosophy

"Cognitive Modeling of Arithmetic with Different Numeral Systems"

Samuel Stathakos, Cognitive Science

Prof. Dirk Schlimm, Philosophy

Political Science

"Aboriginal Politics and the Charlottetown Accord: Diversity and Consensus"

Remy Ventura, Political Science

Prof. Christa Scholtz, Political Science

"Civic Engagement, Participation and Social Capital in Comparative Perspective"

Michael Robichaud, History and Political Science

Prof. Dietlind Stolle, Political Science

"Marx's Transformation of Socialist Principles"

Jake Z. Bleiberg, Political Science

Prof. William Clare Roberts, Political Science

"Oxford History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought"

Elisa Muyl, Political Science and International Development

Prof. Jacob T. Levy, Political Science

Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID)

"Toward New Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development in Resource Extraction Industries"

Emma Feldman, History

Prof. Philip Oxhorn, Political Science and the Institute for the Study of International Development

Social Work

"Disclosure Processes of Childhood Sexual Abuse Experiences among Adult Survivors"

Andrea Palmer, Social Work

Prof. Delphine Collin-Vézina, Social Work


"Interpersonal Relations and Group Cohesion in the Military"

Radu Andrei Parvulescu, Sociology

Prof. Eran Shor, Sociology

"Police Killings in Canada, 1990-2010"

Anne-Sophie Ponsot, Sociology

Prof. Jason Carmichael, Sociology

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