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Research Fellowships 2017

Sciences

Dr Ruth Baker
University of Oxford
Efficient computational methods for testing biological hypotheses
£47,412
 
Professor Paul Bates
University of Bristol
Development of the next generation of global flood inundation models
£47,693
 
Professor Caucher Birkar
University of Cambridge
Higher dimensional algebraic geometry
£14,440
 
Dr Codina Cotar
University College London
Long-memory reinforcement mechanisms with applications in physics and biology
£49,985
 
Professor Richard Craster
Imperial College London
Elastic metamaterials and metasurfaces
£47,317
 
Dr Arwyn Edwards
Aberystwyth University
From cryo to bryo: could fungi from ‘snowball Earth’ colonise land?
£49,288
 
Dr Ik Siong Heng
University of Glasgow
Exploring new frontiers in gravitational wave astronomy
£26,412
 
Dr Marc Holderied
University of Bristol
Discovery of a novel ultrasound hearing organ in Neuropterans
£36,963
 
Professor Sotaro Kita
University of Warwick
Impact of audience on imperative pointing gestures by infants
£47,812
 
Dr Ranko Lazic
University of Warwick
Petri net reachability conjecture
£48,106
 
Professor Colin Macpherson
Durham University
Fingerprinting interaction of magma and carbonate
£49,714
 
Dr Felix Ng
University of Sheffield
Unravelling self-organising polar ice-stream networks
£46,880
 
Professor Amalia Patane
University of Nottingham
Probing spin- and charge-quanta in novel two-dimensional van der Waals crystals
£45,879
 
Dr Malgorzata Pilot
University of Lincoln
Consequences of alien sex: investigating the adaptive value of hybridisation
£49,897
 
Dr Alison Ramage
University of Strathclyde
Preconditioning for novel data assimilation problems
£43,428
 
Dr Bob Schroeder
University College London
Conducting polymer fibres for thermoelectric fabrics
£49,950
 
Professor Alexander Scott
University of Oxford
Interactions between local and global graph structure
£48,958
 
Professor Douglas Yu
University of East Anglia
Connecting Earth observation to biodiversity and ecosystem services
£49,608 

Humanities

Professor Sanja Bahun
University of Essex
Home and modernism
£48,316
 
Dr Teresa Bejan
University of Oxford
Acknowledging equality
£49,992
 
Mr Julian Bell
Independent scholar
The natures of nature: four seventeenth-century approaches to the outward world
£9,734
 
Professor Bettina Bildhauer
University of St Andrews
The untold stories of medieval things
£48,982
 
Dr Mark Bowden
Royal Holloway, University of London
A new opera commission
£44,310
 
Ms Siân Bowen
Northumbria University
Sensing and presencing rare plants through contemporary drawing practice
£39,747
 
Professor Peter Boxall
University of Sussex
The prosthetic imagination: a history of the novel as artificial life
£49,982
 
Dr Erica Buurman
Canterbury Christ Church University
Viennese social dance music, 1790–1830
£32,350
 
Dr Claire Chambers
University of York
Muslim representations of Britain: 1988–present
£49,698
 
Dr Georg Christ
University of Manchester
The sea-born state: Venetian and Mamluk maritime policies in the fourteenth century
£49,994
 
Dr Aaron Cotnoir
University of St Andrews
Wholes: more than just the sum of their parts
£45,067
 
Professor Pamela Davidson
University College London
Prophecy and power in the Russian literary tradition,1680–1930
£49,569 

Professor Gavin D’Costa
University of Bristol
Catholic doctrines about Judaism after the second Vatican council, 1965–2015
£20,416

Professor Ilaria Favretto
Kingston University
Marching with donkeys. Protest tactics and industrial conflict in twentieth-century Italy
£49,254

Dr Salvatore Florio
University of Birmingham
The many and the one: a philosophical study
£25,483

Professor Sebastian Gardner
University College London
Freedom, nature, and the pursuit of the whole: the legacy of Kant’s third critique
£48,878

Dr Cornelia Gräbner
Lancaster University
Acquiescent imaginaries: snapshots from the cultures of low-intensity democracy
£47,972

Dr Sarah Haggarty
University of Cambridge
Making time: religious writing, pre-modernity, and the temporality of action
£30,087

Professor Daniel Harbour
Queen Mary, University of London
The grammatical ecology of writing system evolution
£49,529

Dr Tatiana Heise
University of Glasgow
Memories of the dictatorship
£43,604

Dr David Hemsoll
University of Birmingham
Emulating antiquity: renaissance buildings from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo
£28,853

Professor Helen Hills
University of York
Silver: surface and substance
£44,446

Dr Jonathan Howlett
University of York
Decolonisation and China: imperialism and revolution in socialist Shanghai
£46,641

Dr Alejandra Irigoin
London School of Economics and Political Science
How America shaped the early modern world. A global history of the silver peso
£49,990

Professor Susan Jones
University of Oxford
Samuel Beckett and choreography
£49,327

Dr Thomas Jones
University of Buckingham
Liberty’s refuge: a history of asylum in Britain, 1650–1920
£45,551

Dr Anna Kemp
Queen Mary, University of London
Oulipography: life as creative constraint
£48,271

Professor Peter Kitson
University of East Anglia
Writing opium: travel, trade, war and Sino-British culture, 1800–1842
£46,742

Professor Vicky Lebeau
University of Sussex
Feeling poor: psychoanalysis and the humanities
£48,002

Dr Mark Levene
University of Southampton
Genocide, the Cold War, and the origins of the contemporary disorder, 1948–1989
£45,221

Dr Ita Mac Carthy
University of Birmingham
The grace of the Italian Renaissance
£39,814

Professor Ian Mackenzie
Newcastle University
Failed and successful change: the case of Old Spanish
£43,243

Dr Hettie Malcomson
University of Southampton
Violence, youth and hip-hop in Mexico
£49,959

Professor Clare McManus
Roehampton University
Early modern women’s performance and the dramatic canon
£29,437

Professor Don Paterson
University of St Andrews
The stuff of the spirit
£48,848

Dr Nicholas Perkins
University of Oxford
The gift of narrative in medieval England
£49,847

Professor Richard Pettigrew
University of Bristol
Choosing for changing selves
£22,537

Dr Vike Plock
University of Exeter
Broadcasting to the enemy: the BBC German Service in the Second World War
£49,996

Dr Julia Prest
University of St Andrews
Master, slave and free: theatre and citizenship in Saint-Domingue,1764–1804
£41,209

Dr Charles Prior
University of Hull
Conquest and the ‘right to hold’: territorial sovereignty and the American Revolution
£41,441

Dr Heather Pulliam
University of Edinburgh
From 2D to 4D: Ireland’s medieval crosses in time, motion and environment
£45,245

Professor Adam Roberts
Royal Holloway, University of London
Latin’s Coleridge
£13,169

Dr Mark Roodhouse
University of York
Disorganised crime: illegal markets and the London underworld, c. 1920–1970
£43,922

Dr Natasha Ruiz-Gomez
University of Essex
The scientific artworks of Doctor Jean-Martin Charcot and the Salpêtrière School
£20,588

Professor Simon Saunders
University of Oxford
Indistinguishables: from quantum fields to ordinary things
£41,847

Dr Michael Scott
University of Warwick
The meaning and impact of luxuries across the ancient world 100 BCE–300 CE
£40,086

Professor Helen Small
University of Oxford
The function of cynicism at the present time
£49,544

Professor Jeremy Smith
University of Glasgow
Textual evolution: the pragmatics of Anglophone textual transmission in Britain and Ireland, 600–1820 CE
£46,880

Professor Lindsay Smith
University of Sussex
Fugitive stones: the Acropolis of Athens in photographs 1839–1879
£49,912

Dr Catherine Spencer
University of St Andrews
Counter cultures: performance art’s sociological imagination
£49,524

Dr Judith Spicksley
University of Hull
Redrawing slavery: debt, law, and the market in the process of enslavement
£48,548

Dr Dionysios Stathakopoulos
King’s College London
Wealth, consumption and inequality in the late Byzantine world, 1200–1453
£35,262

Professor Rebecca Stott
University of East Anglia
Dark earth: the rewilding of derelict Londinium 400–600 CE
£50,000

Professor Alessandra Tanesini
Cardiff University
The mismeasure of the self: a study in vice epistemology
£41,063

Dr Maria Tavares
Queen’s University Belfast
Revolutionary women/women of the revolution: of heroes and antiheroes
£45,487

Professor Barbara Taylor
Queen Mary, University of London
The perils of solitude: perceptions of solitude in Britain, 1660–1820
£47,520

Dr Louise Tillin
King’s College London
Welfare and capitalism in India: a political history
£47,422 

Dr Elisabeth van Kessel
University of St Andrews
Stolen ships and globalisation: Asian material culture in Europe c.1600
£42,800
 
Dr Maude Vanhaelen
University of Warwick
Plato and his readers in sixteenth-century Italy
£30,772
 
Professor Peter Waldron
University of East Anglia
Russia’s first world war: the advance of the public sphere
£48,275
 
Dr Sophie Weeks
University of York
Francis Bacon’s science of magic
£43,745
 
Professor Richard Whatmore
University of St Andrews
The end of enlightenment. Death and the future for the philosophers, 1776–1809
£48,889 

Social Sciences

Dr Lori Allen
SOAS, University of London
A genealogy of political proof: making facts through investigative commissions in Palestine, 1919–2009
£48,337
 
Dr Felix Berenskoetter
SOAS, University of London
Friendship in international relations
£49,159
 
Dr Barnali Choudhury
University College London
International investment law and non-economic rights
£11,804
 
Dr Rebecca Coleman
Goldsmiths, University of London
Mediating presents: producing ‘the now’ in contemporary digital culture
£47,675
 
Professor Richard Collier
Newcastle University
Wellbeing, law and society: politics, policy and practice – a socio-legal study
£47,587
 
Dr Thomas Cornelissen
University of York
The role of co-workers in determining workers’ long-term labour market success
£48,072
 
Professor Jane Davison
Royal Holloway, University of London
Emile Zola: property bubbles, banking crises and the role of money in society
£37,872
 
Dr Nadine El-Enany
Birkbeck, University of London
From love to justice: the role of family in death in custody cases
£46,058

Dr Sara Farris
Goldsmiths, University of London
Corporate care and migrant workers in times of crisis and austerity
£43,856
 
Dr Adam Fish
Lancaster University
Opening the dronecode: the privatisation of urban airspace in the United Kingdom
£49,132
 
Dr Catherine Gegout
University of Nottingham
The European Union and the developing world: protectionism and exploitation?
£49,236
 
Professor Maia Green
University of Manchester
Do social cash transfers change attitudes towards the poor in Tanzania?
£43,371
 
Dr Timothy Hicks
University College London
A popular paradox of thrift: the mass politics of austerity
£42,657
 
Professor Rhys Jones
Aberystwyth University
Translating behaviour change: theories, policies and practices
£49,913
 
Dr Sarah Keenan
Birkbeck, University of London
Making land liquid: the temporality of title registration
£46,983
 
Dr Hagar Kotef
SOAS, University of London
Home: the violence of political belonging (or: mobility and stability in Israel/Palestine)
£43,825
 
Dr Charlotte Lemanski
University of Cambridge
Infrastructural citizenship in South Africa’s mega-human settlements
£50,000
 
Dr Yipeng Liu
Newcastle University
Cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems: the meanings of risk for migrant entrepreneurs
£49,996
 
Dr John Nagle
University of Aberdeen
Gender equality and LGBT rights after conflict: non-sectarian social movements and consociationalism in Northern Ireland and Lebanon
£43,738
 
Dr Melanie Richter-Montpetit
University of Sheffield
Beyond the erotics of orientalism: queer and feminist investments in liberal war
£49,548
 
Dr Mark Riley
University of Liverpool
Death of the family farm? Using return farm life histories to explore the family farm ‘crisis’
£38,990
 
Professor James Shields
Aston University
How extremists govern: lessons from France
£47,833 

Dr Lisa Stampnitzky
University of Sheffield
How torture became speakable
£46,701

Dr Dallal Stevens
University of Warwick
Access to refugee protection in the Middle East
£49,622

Dr Karen Throsby
University of Leeds
Sugar rush: science, obesity and the social life of sugar
£44,581

Dr Zsuzsanna Vargha
University of Leicester
The personalised economy: conversation and data in the era of algorithms
£41,989

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