Professor Alison Donnell is awarded prestigious AHRC Fellowship

The University is delighted to announce that Professor Alison Donnell, Department of English Literature, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

As one of seven awarded Fellows this year, Professor Donnell will undertake focused individual research projects alongside research leadership development, which is one of the key aims of the AHRC. The generous Fellowship will pave the way for Alison to generate a transformative impact within the subjects of English Language and Literature throughout the world.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more.

Professor Donnell has been funded £80,903 to research into her chosen subject, entitled: “Caribbean Queer: Desire, dissidence and the constructions of literary subjectivity”.

Professor Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research at the AHRC, commented: “We have been delighted with the quality of these first proposals under the revised Fellowships scheme. The range of engagements, partnerships and collaborations our researchers are now able to take to a different level through the funding in this scheme is striking. Importantly, this is underpinned by research which is ambitious in scale and scope, and allows the opportunity to support, influence and shape activities well beyond the Fellows’ individual projects.”

About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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