Dr. Jean Mitchell as the next UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability and a Call for Submissions for the SSHRC Exchange Publication Awards

Dr. Jean Mitchell (Sociology and Anthropology) has recently been appointed as the next UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability here at UPEI. Dr. Mitchell is an associate professor of anthropology at UPEI with extensive research and project experience in Indonesia, India, and the South Pacific nations of Kiribati, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

In the role as UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, Dr. Mitchell will take a broad perspective on small islands’ sustainability across the intersecting socio-economic, cultural, aesthetic, and environmental domains. Among other things, she will serve as an effective conduit for transferring innovative ideas; develop connections and collaborations; and contribute to research on small islands and the training of the next generation of island studies scholars and practitioners. 

Stay tuned to learn more about Dr. Mitchell in an upcoming faculty feature here on the blog!

SSHRC Exchange Publication Awards – Spring 2022 Call for Applications.

The Vice-President Academic and Research will make available up to two awards to support the publication of manuscripts, written or ed- ited by UPEI faculty, by Island Studies Press (ISP). These awards are being funded by a SSHRC Institutional Grant; therefore, the subject matter of the publication must be compatible with SSHRC’s mandate (see https://science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_FEE7261A.html for more information).

The awards of $5,000 each will be disbursed to ISP to cover pub- lication costs (including editing, photo and other permissions, de- sign, printing, marketing, and other costs associated with publishing a book). Authors will be offered ISP’s standard publication contract, which ensures authorial copyright and includes a royalty structure. Authors will also see their manuscripts reviewed through a peer- review process where appropriate.

ELIGIBILITY: Manuscripts that are written and/or edited by UPEI faculty, including contract and sessional faculty, are eligible. The manuscripts may be single- or multi-authored results of academic research projects; textbooks; edited proceedings of a conference; or works of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, or drama that pertain to the author’s or authors’ discipline. The subject matter of the man- uscript must meet SSHRC’s mandate.



https://files.upei.ca/research/sshrc_exchange_publication_awards_ terms_of_reference.pdf