2015 ARIA recipients

In 2015, 36 students from 14 departments and programs received Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards (ARIA).

Art History & Communication Studies

"Sick Women: Biology, Deviance and the Art of Female Illness"

Lexi Stefanatos, Art History

Professor Mary Hunter, Art History and Communication Studies

"Creolization in Montreal and Halifax: Recovering Slave Dress under the British Empire (1760-1834)"

Emily Wing, English

Professor Charmaine Nelson, Art History and Communication Studies


"INSTEAD Research Program"

Melanie Wittes, Anthropology

Professor Colin Scott, Anthropology

East Asian Studies

"The Gender Norms and Women's Identities in the Three Major Religious Traditions from the Qin Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty"

Manjun Zhang, East Asian Studies

Professor Robin Yates, East Asian Studies

"Broadcasting the Nation: Exploring the Relationship between Radio Technology and Chinese Nationalism"

Jean Mathieu Beauchemin, East Asian Studies and Philosophy

Professor Thomas Lamarre, East Asian Studies


"Literature Surveys in Development Economics"

Andrea Helfant, Economics and International Development Studies

Professor Mathieu Chemin, Economics

"Testing for Asymmetry in Unemployment Rate Forecasts"

Mathieu Roussel-Lewis, Economics a Mathematics

Professor John Galbraith, Economics


"Non-alignment in the Works of Ayi Kwei Armah and Kwame Nkrumah"

Sophia Reuss, African Studies

Professor Monica Popescu, English

"Cinema Out of the Box"

Claire Drummond, English

Professor Alanna Thain, English

"Shedding Light on Two Unpublished Endings to a Gabrielle Roy Short Story"

Léa Bégis, French

Professor Nathalie Cooke, English


"Governance of Emerging Makerspaces in Toronto, Canada"

Jordan Bowden, Geography

Professor Renee Sieber, Geography and Environment

History & Classical Studies

"Jewish Autobiographies of the 18th Century: a Critical Bibliography"

Caroline Bedard, History

Professor Gershon Hundert, History and Jewish Studies

"Human-Environment Interaction in the Indian Ocean World: The Creation of a Database"

Nusra Khan, History

Professor Gwyn Campbell, History

"Pulp Empire: Cheap Magazines and the Global Popular"

David Helps, History

Professor Shanon Fitzpatrick, History

"W.F. Tidmarsh: An American Businessman in PEI"

Liam Mather, History

Professor Suzanne Morton, History

"Left behind: The Allied Armies of the Orient and their Civilian Work in Salonica"

Alfonso Marin- Aponte, History and Political Science

Professor Tassos Anastassiadis, History

Islamic Studies

"The Noon Meem Rashed Archive: A New Source of Urdu Modernism and Urdu in Canada"

Zain Mian, English and Economics

Professor Pasha Khan, Islamic Studies

Jewish Studies

"Towards a Poetics of Exile: Poetry by Rokhl Korn"

Quinn Hodgkin, Jewish Studies

Professor Esther Frank, Jewish Studies

Languages, Literature, and Cultures

"Novel Networks"

Esther Vinarov, Cognitive Science

Professor Andrew Piper, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


"Towards a Description of Chol Mayan Prosody"

Cora Lesure, Linguistics

Professor Jessica Coon, Linguistics

McGill Institute for Canadian Studies

"The Canadian Film Extra"

Alexander Smith, History

Professor William Straw, McGill Institute for Canadian Studies


"Equality & Superiority in 17th Century French Feminist Treatises"

Yanicka Poirier, Philosophy

Professor Marguerite Deslauriers, Philosophy

Political Science

"Feminist Interpretations of Machiavelli"

Helen Baker, Philosophy

Professor Yves Winter, Political Science

"Labour Rights in the Bangladeshi Garment Industry"

Marion Champoux-Pellegrin, Political Science and International Development Studies

Professor Eric Kuhunta, Political Science

"Self-Governance in a Comparative Perspective"

Tomas Chaves, Political Science and History

Professor Filippo Sabetti, Political Science

"The Historical Origin of State-Society Relations in China: Religion Regulations"

Camille Chen, Political Science

Professor Juan Wang, Political Science

"When are Prices Politicized?"

Jesse Shuster Leibner, Political Science

Professor Krzysztof Pelc, Political Science

"Marx's Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital"

Eric Tweel, Political Science and Philosophy

Professor William Clare Roberts, Political Science


"How do "Eye" Look: Individual Differences in Social Attention during Real-World Interactions"

Willa Voorhies, Psychology

Professor Jelena Ristic, Psychology

"Exploring Methodologies of Altered Consciousness"

Remi Theriault, Psychology

Professor Amir Raz, Psychology

"Motivation in Interpersonal Relationships"

Holly Engstrom, Psychology

Professor John Lydon, Psychology

"The Role of Memory in Problem Solving: Examining Age Effects"

Sonja Chu, Psychology

Professor Signy Sheldon, Psychology

Religious Studies

"New Motivations for Religious Travels in India"

Professor Andrea Pinkney, Religious Studies

Sarah Purdy, Religious Studies


"Income after Jobless in UK"

Rosemarie Sarno, Sociology

Professor Michael Smith, Sociology

"The Impact of Working Part-Time or Full-Time on the Likelihood of Mothers to take Parental Leaves"

Molly Mayer, Sociology

Professor Celine Le Bourdais, Sociology

"Sentencing Outcomes and Driving while Drunk"

Simon Chandonnet, Sociology

Professor Jason Carmichael, Sociology

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