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Social Sciences Prizes and Fellowships 2021-2022

2021

  • Roberta Kirosingh - a research assistant from WBS - has won a Parliamentary Staffer of the Year Prize at the Parliament’s People Awards. Roberta works with Professor Kim Hoque, and helps run the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Disability, for which WBS co-provides the secretariat alongside Disability Rights UK. She has also helped submit numerous 'early day motions', secured several Westminster Hall and main chamber debates, and assisted in the submission of a large number of both written and oral parliamentary questions. Read more...

  • Dr Joseph Haigh from Politics & International Studies will begin an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in October 2021, which builds upon his doctoral research exploring the political psychology of living vicariously through military ancestors. He will argue that individuals, corporations and political movements have increasingly emphasised ancestral connections to past wars to assuage militarised existential anxieties. Read more...
  • Professor James Harrison from the School of Law is undertaking a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship that explores problems associated with a ‘sprawling’ international trade law regime which lacks a coherent underlying rationale. Through his research, he will develop a new paradigm to support and sustain trade policy that is more socially, developmentally and environmentally responsible. Read more...
  • Professor Anthony King from Politics & International Studies has received a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for his project entitled "Urban Warfare: Past, Present and Future." Through his Fellowship, he will examine urban battles in the twenty-first century in order to contribute to debates about urban conflict across the globe. He will develop a detailed analysis of the way armed forces have operated in the new military siege conditions which have appeared. Read more...

  • Dr Balsam Mustafa will join Politics & International Studies in November 2021 to commence a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. Her project, which will explore the impact of gender, religion, ethnicity, class and country-specific contexts on women's ability to mobilise for social change, will constitute the first interdisciplinary study assessing cyberfeminist networks in Iraq, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Read more…

  • Dr Christina Easton will join Politics & International Studies in January 2022 to commence a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, in which she will present, defend, and explore the practical implications of a novel analysis of tolerance as non-disapproval. She will investigate whether new arguments can be given for why the state has a legitimate concern with what its citizens believe. Read more…

  • Dr Haley Beer from Warwick Business School has been awarded an AHRC RDEF Fellowship for her project entitled “Uncovering the Social Processes of Impact Measurement: Insights from the Evaluation of Coventry City of Culture.” Using phenomenological analysis, stakeholder interviews, diaries and observations, Dr Beer's Fellowship will unpack how stakeholders of Coventry City of Culture 2021 react, interpret and adjust to a range of established and newer, qualitative and quantitative, SIM approaches. Read more…

  • Professor Noortje Marres from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies is undertaking a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship entitled "Beyond the Lab: An Empirical Philosophy of Intelligent Vehicle Testing." Her Fellowship focuses on the societal impact of technology testing in real-world settings. Her research will help develop a more society-centric approach for accountability in technology development. Read more...

  • Dr Alexandra Homolar from Politics & International Studies has received a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for her project entitled "Populist Fantasyland: How Dystopian Security Images Mobilise Voter Support." The project will develop a new account of how populist security rhetoric works at the level of everyday emotional experiences, including how populist narratives can create a temporal rupture between a past of national greatness, and a bleak present and future. Read more...
  • Professor Richard Hastings from the Centre for Educational Development Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) has received the AAIDD International Award 2021 in recognition of his research contribution to intellectual and developmental disabilities. AAIDD is the world's oldest Intellectual and Development Disabilities organisation. They promote research, progressive policies, effective practices, and champion universal human rights in this field. Read more...
  • Dr Dulini Fernando from Warwick Business School has received a British Academy Fellowship for her project entitled "Advancing the Careers of Refugees in the UK." Through her Fellowship, she will examine how gender intersects with ethnicity, age and social class in skilled refugees’ career aspirations, experiences of career constraints, accounts of support and strategies for career progression. Read more...