Dr Tehila Sasson

UK Host Institution: University of Birmingham
Project status

Discredited: Black Britons and the Politics of Financial Exclusion in Britain

The project seeks to document the history of financial exclusions and to chart how the Black British community developed a set of institutions to tackle them. Between the mid-1960s and the early 2000s economic and racial inequalities constituted a defining feature of the British economy. In respond to them the Black British community developed financial institutions such as credit unions, informal saving networks to housing, and alternative mortgage associations.

This fellowship will develop key collaborations in Birmingham that will enable me to develop this project. The fellowship would support reading group, an international workshop, vital research trips and exhibition planning. In doing so it would help facilitate collaborations between the PI and leading historians in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Outputs and Media

'Histories of Capitalism from Below'

Two-day workshop focused on methodologies, archives and approaches to capitalism - September 2023

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