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Archaeology and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): A Gendered Analysis of Federal Funding in Canada, Fiscal Years 1994-2014

Author(s): Catherine Jalbert

Year: 2017

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Research conducted over the past twenty years on gender politics in archaeology have addressed both how the past is investigated, and has examined the presence of equity issues in the archaeological workplace. It has been suggested that multiple barriers exist for women’s advancement, however, funding for archaeological research has received little attention in the literature. Although studies in the United States and Australia have highlighted the presence of funding disparities between women and men, the situation in Canada is less understood. Specifically, I will present analyzed data from SSHRC’s Standard Research Grant and Insight Grant programs to examine if similar disparities are seen in Canada. Results from SSHRC show that although women and men had similar success rates, submissions from women were less than half that of men, and women listed as principal investigator received less funding on average. These results will then be compared to extant data from the United States and Australia. Providing contextualization in this way will aid in determining if global trends in gender disparities in archaeological funding are present and why they might be occurring.


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Archaeology and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): A Gendered Analysis of Federal Funding in Canada, Fiscal Years 1994-2014. Catherine Jalbert. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429716)


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Abstract Id(s): 17362

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America