Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Marin Beck Awarded Prestigious Jean Royce Fellowship

The Department offers congratulations to Marin Beck, who has been awarded the prestigious Jean Royce Fellowship this year. This fellowship, established in memory of Jean I. Royce (B.A. 1930, LL.D. 1968), Registrar, Queen's University, is awarded annually by the Queen's University Alumnae Association to a woman graduate of Queen's University for a year of study and research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge, contributes to society or allows creative expression. Marin, who completed her MA at Queen's in 2014, is the first Political Studies student to have been awarded this prestigious fellowship. 

Marin's doctoral project explores an under-examined area in Canadian immigration literature: community and civic immigrant settlement agencies catered specifically to women. Her research examines how immigrant women’s organizations from various regions across Canada respond to gender-specific needs, while also discussing the ways in which such organizations may reinforce or proliferate assumptions of socially acceptable gender roles for women in society, the family, and the workplace.


It was wonderful news to hear I had been awarded the Jean Royce Fellowship. This recognition is a significant vote of confidence in the importance of my doctoral work. Going forward, this award really gives me the energy to take my work to the next level. Thank you to the Queen's University Alumnae Association for this honour.

-Marin Beck