Our Ph.D student, Suzanne Van Geuns, under the supervision of Professor Pamela Klassen, has been awarded the Mitacs Globalink Research Award. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 18 years. This is a high research honour. Congratulations, Suzanne! Cheers to you!
Suzanne’s research is described in her own words as follows:
“My work is informed by an interest in the position the internet lays claim to in its users’ daily lives, and more specifically, how that position is leveraged in the articulation and mobilization of right-wing political objectives. Concretely, this means that my research engages the loose constellation of blogs, prayer apps, forums, and news sites that may be called conservative Christian and/or white nationalist, ranging from online debates on the godliness of particular diets to passionate rejections of feminism as threatening the future of the (white) nation.”
We have featured one of Suzanne’s articles before, and the post can be found here.