Dr. Hallensleben to Collaborate on “Belonging in Unceded Territories”

UBC Migration Co-Director and Associate Professor in Political Science, Antje Ellermann was awarded a three-year Partnership Development Grant (PDG) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. The project, entitled “Belonging in Unceded Territories,” will assemble a team of UBC researchers and practitioners from multiple community organizations across Metro Vancouver. The interdisciplinary team includes ten members of UBC Migration, including the principal investigator, Antje Ellermann, co-investigators, Markus Hallensleben (Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies), Richard Johnston (Political Science), Sean Lauer (Sociology), Katie Rosenberger (AMSSA), Kathleen Sherrell (ISSofBC) Matthew Wright (Political Science), Yang-Yang Zhou (Political Science), along with collaborators Sheryl Lightfoot (Political Science) and Rima Wilkes (Sociology).

The purpose of the project is to better understand questions of place-based identity and belonging in Vancouver and to bring settler colonialism into the centre of debates on social belonging in British Columbia. The project asks what it means for today’s settlers—those who have lived here for generations and those who have just arrived—to acknowledge their position in relation to the Indigenous presence in these lands?

Full details are available in UBC Migration’s May 2020 Newsletter.


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