Carla Rice is the Canada Research Chair in Care, Gender, and Relationships and a Full Professor in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph. As founder of Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice and the Revisioning Differences Media Arts Laboratory (REDLAB), Carla seeks to explore the efficacy and power of arts-informed research and research creation methods to advance social well-being, inclusion, equity, and justice in Canada and beyond.
A leader in the field of body image/embodiment studies in Canada and internationally both prior to and since moving into academia, Carla is a founding member and former director of initiatives including Canada’s National Eating Disorder Information Centre, the internationally acknowledged Eating Disorder Awareness Week and the Body Image Project at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.
Carla currently directs nine research programs and co-investigates eight initiatives, representing over $8 million, 180+ researchers, 40 Canadian and five international universities. In the role as Principal Investigator, she was most recently awarded a SSHRC Partnership Grant totaling $2.5M (with matching funds of $3.5M) and involving 50+ organizations as well as an Insight Grant of $299,000 involving 9 community/ academic partners. Her Partnership Grant was ranked 1st nationally, with the panel noting that the “project provides an enormously significant, comprehensive, well-researched, unconventional, paradigm-changing framework with the potential to substantially shift the dominant discourse around disability arts and activism as well as to provide a solid platform for multiple forms of research-creation and substantial opportunities for high-quality training and pedagogical development.”
Scholarly/Artistic Outputs and Impacts
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
Books and book chapters
Research and pedagogical products such as video, tools, and master classes
Women’s Health Xchange,
Awards, prizes, recognitions for research, teaching, advocacy and service
Conference presentations, guest lectures and workshops