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York student wins Canadian research award

Posted on 13 May 2012

SSHRC supports York doctoral student working on the Elizabethan church

Second-year doctoral student Angela Ranson has won a prestigious award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to pursue her research on the Elizabethan church, focusing on John Jewel, Bishop of Salisbury. 

Angela explains: "Jewel was the official apologist of the Church of England during its formative years, and wrote many of the works that defined its beliefs. He also provoked a debate when he published a sermon that required the Catholic Church to defend its claim to universality and authority." 

Angela came to York from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, building on the department’s existing links with Canada. She writes: "The University of York has been the ideal place to pursue this research, due to the incredible support offered by its faculty and staff. My supervisor John Cooper, and my thesis advisory panel, have provided invaluable insight and encouragement."

Angela will be joining another SSHRC scholar in the department, Kristin Bourassa. Currently in the second year of a PhD under Craig Taylor, Kristin's thesis is entitled, "Giving and taking Advice: Mirrors for Princes at the Court of Charles VI."


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