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SEED colleague awarded AHRC Leadership Fellowship

(7 September 2017)

Dr Saskia Warren, Lecturer in Human Geography, has become the first staff member in the School of Environment, Education and Development to secure the prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellowship.

The Fellowship scheme provides time for research leaders to undertake focused individual research, alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond.

Saskia’s Fellowship award of £217,000 will be used to develop a project on the roles and impact of Muslim women in three distinct spaces of the UK cultural and creative economy: digital media; fashion; and art galleries. It will develop innovative research on Muslim creative labour, drawing on and developing recent work in geographies of creative labour, diversity and religion.

Saskia said: “I'm really delighted to have won this award. It enables a period of focused work undertaken with schools, youth groups and The Whitworth Art Gallery in order to highlight the important work Muslim women are contributing to culture and the economy in the UK, and beyond."

Colleagues interested in the research, and potentially contributing to a cross-sectoral network to foster knowledge exchange and support widening access, can email