QUEBEC CITY, May 31, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Afef Benessaieh, Professor of International and Cultural Studies in the Department of Human Sciences, Art and Communication at TÉLUQ University, has received grant funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Insight program valued at $84,943 over three years.
The grant will be used to fund a research project led by Dr. Benessaieh, entitled Multiculturalism, interculturalism or transculturalism: The discourse and representations surrounding cultural identity in the Americas from a Quebec perspective.
"I would like to congratulate Dr. Benessaieh, as few internationalists like her specialize in issues of cultural diversity. This project is yet another testament to the wealth and diversity of our university," said Martin Noël, President of TÉLUQ University.
The project will benefit from the involvement of distinguished University of Ottawa professor and holder of the University Research Chair in Socio-Cultural Changes in Canada, Dr. Patrick Imbert, as well as two postgraduate students. According to Dr. Benessaieh, "the research will focus mainly on current Quebec and Caribbean literature and tap into the imaginary, mixing and rhizomatic versatility observed in cultural appearances that are so unique to the identity representations emanating from the Americas."
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. The agency plays an important role in Canada's research and scientific landscape and is committed to fostering greater equity, diversity and inclusion in the sciences. SSHRC invests over $350 million annually, supporting more than 8,000 graduate students and nearly 14,000 researchers.
About TÉLUQ University
Founded in 1972 with the goal of making knowledge more accessible, TÉLUQ is the only French-language university in North America to offer all its courses via distance education. Every year, nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students obtain their university education from TÉLUQ.
SOURCE Université TÉLUQ
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