British Academy announces the successful applicants to its Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK's International Challenges Programme

19 Dec 2017

The British Academy is pleased to announce the successful applicants to its Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK's International Challenges Programme (2017). 

The seventeen research projects supported under this programme aim to shed light on current understanding of the UK’s international challenges - past, present and future - and to further cross-learning within and between academic, policy, practitioner and public communities on issues that are topical, under-explored or necessitate reframing.

Professor Ash Amin, Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the British Academy, welcomed the announcement of this new cohort of researchers, noting that:

“Understanding the world beyond the UK and developing international research collaborations between UK and international researchers is a critical endeavour. To this end, the programme seeks to engender new, and deepen existing, international interdisciplinary research collaborations in the humanities and social sciences, and yield new understanding for culture, policy and research agendas”.

The 2017 awardees are:

  • Dr Nicole Baumgarten, Lecturer in Applied Languages, University of Sheffield
    Linguistic Profiling on the Urban Residential Property Market

  • Dr Yafa Shanneik, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham
    Reconsidering Muslim Marriage Practices in Europe: The Case of Iraqi and Syrian War-Widows

  • Professor Clare Anderson, Professor of History, University of Leicester
    History and Security Sector Reform: Crime and Punishment in British Colonial Guyana, 1814-1966

  • Professor Jason Ralph, Professor of International Relations, University of Leeds
    The UK Role and Reputation as a Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council After the Decision to Leave the European Union

  • Professor Peter Sammonds, Professor of Geophysics, University College London
    The Rohingya Exodus: Issues and Implications for Stability, Security and Peace in South Asia

  • Professor James Sweeney, Professor of International Law, Lancaster University
    Transitional Justice and 'Transitional Journalism': Understanding the Role of Journalists as Non-State Actors in the Delivery of Historical Justice - Case Study on Kosovo

  • Dr Keith Hyams, Associate Professor of Political Theory and Interdisciplinary Ethics, University of Warwick
    Remedying Injustice in Indigenous Climate Adaptation Planning

  • Dr Karen Pashby, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
    Teaching for Sustainable Development Through Ethical Global Issues Pedagogy: Participatory Research with Teachers

  • Dr Juan Miguel Kanai, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Sheffield
    Social Understandings of Scale: The role of Print and Social Media in the EU Referendum Debate

  • Dr Prakash Shah, Reader in Culture and Law, Queen Mary University of London
    Designed to Fail? Foundations of the Laws on Caste in India, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United Nations

  • Dr Anne Roemer-Mahler, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex
    Collaborating for Global Health Security: The New Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Dr Fiona Murphy, Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast
    Counting Our Losses: Social Entrepreneurship, Refugees and Urban Transformation in Turkey

  • Dr China Mills, Lecturer in Critical Educational Psychology, University of Sheffield
    Psy-technologies as Global Assemblage: Histories and Social Lives of Quantification and Digitisation in Three Former Countries of the British Empire

  • Dr Lucian Leustean, Reader in Politics and International Relations, Aston University
    Forced Migration, Religious Diplomacy and Human Security in the Eastern Orthodox World

  • Dr Philippa Webb, Reader of Public International Law, King’s College London
    State Responsibility for Modern Slavery: Uncovering and Bridging the Gap

  • Dr Sam Jacoby, Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art
    Collective Forms: Neighbourhood Transformations, Spatialised Governmentality and New Communities in China

  • Professor Christine Pascal, Research Director, Centre for Research in Early Childhood
    Austerity and Its Impact on Early Years Informal and Family Learning in Disadvantaged Urban Communities

Find out more information about this programme.

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