Farzaneh Hemmasi, Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology, has been awarded a Chancellor Jackman 6-month Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities for 2023-2024. Awarded to tenured faculty at the University of Toronto, each six-month Faculty Research Fellow receives a half-year leave from the normal teaching and administrative duties to undertake research on the project proposed in their application. They are chosen for demonstrated excellence of their record of scholarship and the merit of the research proposal. Six-month fellows are invited to participate in the intellectual life of the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) in the year following their fellowship, often by contributing a short talk to the JHI’s YouTube channel.
Fellowship Research Project—Sound, Community, and Tolerance in Toronto’s Kensington Market
"My project is the creation of a website sharing the multimodal outcomes of a community engaged ethnographic research project called the Kensington Market Soundscape Study on the perceived increase of sound and noise in a downtown Toronto neighborhood’s public realm since March 2020, the beginning of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The multi-faceted website will include sonic and visual documentation of KM community members accounts of their experiences with neighbourhood sound and annotated, neighbourhood soundscape recordings in online maps of Kensington Market."
- Prof. Farzaneh Hemmasi