April 23, 2012
Article by Elaine Smith, U of T News
Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The prestigious fellowships, awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts, allow researchers to pursue independent research for two years using a stipend of $70,000 annually. Recipients were chosen by the Killam selection committee, comprising 15 scientists and scholars from a broad range of disciplines.
“I am grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts and its reviewers for finding merit in my proposal,” said Hirschl. “It is a tremendous honour. I am delighted to have my name added to the list of distinguished Killam Fellowship recipients at the University of Toronto.”
Hirschl, the Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy & Development, holds a PhD from Yale University and has held visiting professorships at Stanford, Harvard and NYU. He plans to spend his fellowship term completing a book that explores the foundations and evolution of comparative constitutional studies, examining how methods of comparative constitutional inquiry affect contemporary constitutional law.