2021 ARIA recipients

In 2021, 40 students from different departments and programs received Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards.

ARIA Summer Projects


“Ashura Online: Poetry, Technology and Ritual in Iran”
Ashkaan Kashani
Prof Setrag Manoukian, Anthropology

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“An Historical Anthropology of Medieval South Indian Socio-Politics: Archaeology and Epigraphy in Early and Middle Medieval”
Audrey Gray
Prof. Peter Johansen, Anthropology

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“Conservation and Society in East Africa”
Eliana Miskey
Prof. John Galaty, Anthropology

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“Territories of Life”
Phenthok Tenzin
Prof. Colin Scott, Anthropology

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Art History

“Energy Media - The Politics of Solid-Phase Bitumen”
Hyeyoon Cho
Prof. Darin Barney, Art History & Communication Studies

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“Artistic Expression and Material Conditions in Canadian Federal Prisons”
Ella Hough
Prof. William Straw, Art History & Communication Studies

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“Locating AI”
Laine McCrory
Prof. Jonathan Sterne, Art History & Communication Studies

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“Technologies of Social Change in the Student Press and Student Media Culture”
Kate Ellis
Prof. Carrie Rentschler, Communication Studies

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Computer Science

“DynAppDis System Full Integration”
Ruoyu Wang
Prof. Bettina Kemme, Computer Science

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“Understanding the Heterogeneity of Urban Transit Interventions: The Case of Bus Rapid Transit Systems”
Josephine Campbell
Prof. Nicolas Gendron-Carrier, Economics

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 "Tackling COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Ontario: Does language matter?"
Olivia Yu
Prof. Laura Lasio, Economics

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

"Understanding user perception of AI ethics - A case study of COVID-19 contact tracing system"
Anthony Dumais
Prof. AJung Moon, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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“Race, Fiction, and Readers on the Internet: A Study of Goodreads.com”
Victor Wang
Prof. Richard So, English

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“Mountains of the Mind”
Juliette Naeveke
Prof. Sandeep Banerjee, English

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“FRQSC Research Team Epistemologies of Embodied Risk "A Study Guide to Alison Duke's Promise Me: HIV/ AIDS Media, Policing Black”
Shaquiera Hamilton
Prof. Alanna Thain, English


“New cities as geopolitical strategy”
Rebecca Stewart
Prof. Sarah Moser, Geography

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History and Classical Studies

“Songs of Mourning in Roman Epitaphs and Law”
Robert Hinrichsen
Prof. Charles Gladhill, History and Classical Studies

“Religion, Ethnicity, and Immigration in Montreal 1907-1918”
Grace Farran
Prof. Tassos Anastassiadis, History and Classical Studies

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“À travers le vortex”
Olivia Genest-Binding
Prof. Lynn Kozak, History and Classical Studies

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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

“Between Past and Future: Hannah Arendt – Walter Benjamin – Theodor W. Adorno and the Ethics of Memory After Auschwitz”
Frank Li
Prof. Karin Bauer, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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“Puzzles in the Syntax of Hierarchy Effects”
Jack Ryan
Prof. Jessica Coon, Linguistics

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Mathematics and Statistics

“Rank-Based Hierarchical Clustering and its Applications in Dependence Modelling”
Sebastian Pacheco
Prof. Christian Genest, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Neurology and Neurosurgery

“Musician Advantages in Pitch Processing: A Basis in Brain Connectivity?”
Rubana Murshed
Prof. Robert Zatorre, Neurology and Neurosurgery

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“Ideas of Slavery in Early Modern Philosophy”
Pratik Mahajan
Prof. Hasana Sharp, Philosophy

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“Psychological Effects of the Flooding in Rigaud, QC”
Adele Gagnon
Prof. Ian Gold, Philosophy

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Political Science

“Research on Covid-19, Partisanship and Democratic Backsliding”
Alexander Kelly
Prof. Dietlind Stolle, Political Science

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“The Politics of Hybrid Global Governance Practices”
Celia Benhocine
Prof. Vincent Pouliot, Political Science

“The Development of the Concept of Ideology in the Early Frankfurt School (1922-1937)”
Helena Lang
Prof. William Roberts, Political Science

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“Federalism, Natural Resources, and Territorial Political Conflicts”
Mathieu Lavault
Prof. Daniel Beland, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

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"Pandemics, Conflict Actors, and Implications for Peace Operations"
Nathan Devereaux
Prof. Jennifer Welsh, Political Science

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"A Different Partisan Voice: The Shifting Roles of Gender and Conservative Women in the Conservative Party of Canada "
Anna Mackay
Prof. Kelly Gordon, Political Science

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"The Separation of Powers and the Crisis of Constitutional Democracy"
Noah Kidd
Prof. Jacob Levy, Political Science

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“Sociodemographic Moderators of Natural Disaster Exposure on the Psychological Distress of Pregnant Women"
Sophie Brunelle-Newman
Prof. Suzanne King, Psychiatry

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“Production of Idioms, Homonyms, and Cognate words in Bilingual Speakers"
Michelle Yang
Prof. Debra Titone, Psychology

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“Eye Tracking Analyses Methods for Dyadic Interactions"
Miriam Cheety
Prof. Jelena Ristic, Psychology

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“Trait Concepts Vary by Target Identity Because of Assumed Context"
Hannah Shiller
Prof. Eric Hehman, Psychology

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Religious Studies

“Religious Symbols and Narratives in Japanese Pop Culture”
Ryan Brown
Prof. Mikael Bauer, Religious Studies

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Social Work

“SHIFT: the Impact of COVID-19 on Peer Researchers Living with HIV”
Fern Lou Fernandez
Prof. Zack Marshall, Social Work

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“Fighting Over State or Nation: British and French Colonialism and the Type of Ethnic Warfare”
Emmanuelle Hebert
Prof. Matthew Lange, Sociology

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Visual Arts Collection

"Primary Research for McGill's Bicentennial: The Visual Arts Collection"
Sarah Kingston
Prof. Gwendolyn Owens, Visual Arts Collection

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