This prestigious prize recognizes lessons learned from sustained investigation of new rural economies in Indonesia.

Tania Li, an anthropologist whose research for the past two decades has been focused on Indigenous highland communities in Indonesia, has received the prestigious 2018 Insight Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Announced today among the council’s annual Impact Awards, the prize recognizes outstanding achievement arising from a SSHRC-supported research project that significantly contributes to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world.

Li, a University Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts & Science, as well as affiliate of the Asian Institute and former Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, is the first U of T researcher to receive the Insight Award.

“I am honoured to be chosen for this award and am grateful for this recognition of my efforts to translate my work into advocacy and policy,” says Li. “This award will enable me to do more of that.”

Pictured below, Li with Canada’s Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, at the award ceremony in Ottawa.

Professor Tania Li with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette

Credit: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG


Read the full write up in the Faculty of Arts and Science news story and in the SSHRC Announcement.