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Dean Curran

  • Assistant Professor

Currently Teaching

Current Research

My research explores some of the interconnections between contemporary risk and inequality. By trying to develop frameworks that can understand the diverse impacts of environmental and financial risk my research seeks to analyze the various ways in which changes in contemporary risk are affecting existing power relations. In particular through rethinking Beck's theory of risk society and combining this work with other theoretical traditions in social theory and political economy I am working on further developing the political economy of risk.

Grants and Awards

  • SSHRC, Insight Development Grant, (PI) 2015-17, $74,308
  • University of Calgary T.E.A. - Honourable Mention Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts (2014-15)
  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Lancaster University, UK, 2013-15 (ended July 2014 to start as Assistant Professor at University of Calgary), $81,000




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