York PhD student receives fellowship from Freie University in Berlin

York University PhD candidate Mario Guerrero is the recipient of a fellowship of $15,000 from Freie University in Berlin in collaboration with York International.

His fellowship will support data collection for his doctoral study on “The Discursive Construction of Hate: A Comparative Analysis of The Marginalization and Dehumanization of Homosexuals in Nazi Germany and in Pre-Stonewall United States”.

His supervisor Professor Sandra Schecter said “this important critical study, positioned at the nexus of sociolinguistic theory, sexual studies, and social justice and equity advocacy, illuminates how institutions of the state and discursive devices may be enlisted to embed pernicious identity representations within a perspective that renders masses of people complicit to dehumanizing and genocidal practices.”