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Announcing two Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities from The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre

FULLY FUNDED PhD Studentship:  Textures of Blackness in the Midlands: Excavating Regional Archives of Black Culture and Politics.

The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre is excited to announce this Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) opportunity, presented in partnership with Serendipity Arts and funded through the AHRC Midlands4Cities (M4C) Consortium. Funding for this studentship covers both fees and includes a stipend for living expenses.  The successful candidate will work within local communities, and collaboratively with Serendipity, to develop a wider archival terrain for understanding Black life in the East Midlands.

For more information, please visit the Midlands4Cities website.

If you are interested in this opportunity and for advice on developing a proposal and navigating the application process, please contact Dr. Kennetta Hammond Perry (kennetta.perry@dmu.ac.uk), Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre in the first instance.

Applicants for M4C funding must in the first instance apply for a PhD place at DMU via DMU’s Doctoral College.

DMU Application Deadline 27 November 2019.

Following internal approval, the online deadline for M4C funding applications is 14 January 2020 (noon).

Submit Your Research Proposal and Application for the M4C Open Call

The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre and the Dance, Drama and Performance Studies Research Institute are inviting proposals from exceptional students whose research interests resonate with those of both centres. 

Research projects could address these or similar areas:

  • The culture histories and cultures of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK
  • The concept and practice of institutional racism in arts and cultural organizations
  • Performance as a means of address denials of justice
  • Performance at the intersections of power and identity
  • Carnival and resistance to racial violence
  • Dance of the African diaspora in the UK
  • Contemporary performance, improvisational practices and decoloniality

For informal enquiries and advice on developing proposals, contact: Dr. Lisa Amanda Palmer, Deputy Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre or Professor Ramsay Burt, Director of the Dance, Drama and Performance Studies Research Institute.

To be eligible for consideration for the M4C’s open funding call applicants must in the first instance apply for a PhD place at DMU via DMU’s Doctoral College.

Deadline 27 November 2019.

Following internal approval, the online deadline for M4C funding applications is 14 January 2020 (noon).

For full details regarding eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of M4C’s November application writing workshops, please visit: https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/ or contact enquiries@midlands4cities.ac.uk

 
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