Critical Perspectives in Global Health

Critical Perspectives in Global Health


Discussion

Critical global health research entails critical social science with global public health. This means engaging directly with global public health actors to transform global public health, while remaining committed to social science theory and methodology.

On 4 December 2019, the Dahdaleh Institute hosted the York Faculty and Fellow Workshop on Critical Perspectives in Global Health. An open call to York University researchers for presentations yielded a variety of perspectives on and avenues for this work, and provided a starting point for a shared understanding of critical perspectives in global health.

To foster more research in this area, the Dahdaleh Institute offers the Seed Grant in Critical Perspectives in Global Health.

Seed Grant applications are now open
Information & application below

Resource

Critical Social Science with Public Health: Agonism, Critique and Engagement

Co-authored by Workshop Organizing Committee Member Prof. Eric Mykhalovskiy, this article is about a mode of scholarly practice termed critical social science with public health. Critical social science with public health engages directly with public health actors, while remaining committed to the specificity of social science theory and methodology. It aims to transform public health, often by seeking to lessen the harmful effects of public health practice, while, at the same time, contributing to critical social science scholarship.

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Citation

Mykhalovskiy, Eric, et al. “Critical Social Science with Public Health: Agonism, Critique and Engagement.” Critical Public Health, vol. 29, no. 5, Oct. 2019, pp. 522–533, doi:10.1080/09581596.2018.1474174.


Workshop Organizing Committee

James Orbinski, Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
Eric Mykhalovskiy, Professor, Department of Sociology
Rhonda Ferguson, Research Fellow, Global Migration and Health, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
Sarah Flicker, Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Environmental Studies
Stephen Gill, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Politics
Maggie MacDonald, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, Department of Anthropology
Marina Morrow, Professor & Chair, School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health
Roger Keil, Professor & York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies


Seed Grant

The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at York University is accepting applications for the Seed Grant in Critical Perspectives in Global Health. Five grants worth $5,000 CAD each will be awarded. Faculty at York University are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of the grant is to enable and support critical global health research which contributes to the research themes of the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. The research themes are: 1) Planetary Health; 2) Global Health and Humanitarianism; and 3) Global Health Foresighting. Applicants are strongly encouraged to learn more about each theme at dighr.yorku.ca/research.

Through this grant, the Dahdaleh Institute seeks to enable and support a critical social science with global public health. This means engaging directly with global public health actors, objects, and systems to transform global public health, while remaining committed to social science theory and methodology. The seed grants are also meant to encourage faculty to develop fuller grant proposals over the 2020 summer for Fall Tri-Council (and other agency or funder) grant deadlines. Grant recipients will be invited to present in September 2020 at a full-day Dahdaleh Institute Workshop on Critical Perspectives in Global Health.

Apply

Application Deadline: Friday April 3rd, 2020 at 11:59pm

Please provide a 1-page summary your proposed research, as well as a budget. Submitted applications should not be more than 500 words, and should address:

  1. Objectives of the study
  2. Significance and relationship to Institute themes
  3. Relationship to existing research
  4. Research plan and methods
  5. Work already completed or progress made to date

Note that all standard York Policies on the conduct of research and use of research funds apply. All applications will be reviewed by an independent committee. Successful applicants will be announced Monday April 20, 2020.

Note that all standard York Policies on the conduct of research and use of research funds apply.

All applications will be reviewed by an independent committee. Successful applicants will be announced Monday 20 April 2020.

 

Click here to submit your application (external link)


 

Contact

If you have any questions about the seed grant, please contact Dr. James Orbinski at [dighr]@yorku.ca.


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