Grant winners – 29 October 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

October 29, 2015
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Leverhulme Trust

Research project grants
Sciences

UVA signalling in plants


Designing recyclable self-assembled fibrous biomaterials


New transition-metal catalysed cascade cyclisations of tris(allenes)


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Manipulating the activity of the gut microbiota with fermentable carbohydrates to maximise the bioavailability of bioactive phenolic acids for health


Maths-AIM: A mathematical and experimental approach for the rational assessment of bacterial adhesion inhibitor materials in vivo


Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research grants

Corruption in (non-)criminal commercial enterprise: law, theory and practice


Cultural leadership and the place of the artist


Unravelling the Gordian knot: integrating advanced portable technologies into the analysis of rock-art superimposition


Re/presenting Islam on campus: gender, radicalisation and interreligious understanding in British higher education


In detail

Award winner: Matthew Cook
Institution: Birkbeck, University of London
Value: £338,326

Sexualities and Localities, c.1965-2013

This project examines the complex changes in sexual identities and communities in Leeds, Plymouth, Brighton and Manchester since the mid-1960s. In doing so, it hopes to fracture homogenising general accounts and to complicate local community research where identity categories are often a starting point. It will investigate how locality affects the understanding and experience of sexuality, thus developing an account of particular “queer” social, radical, and commercial networks. Researchers will look at how local lives and networks both mirrored and deviated from broader currents and accounts of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life in the UK. The impact that milestones in LGBT history – including the Sexual Offences Act 1967 and the 1981 Aids crisis – had on these cities will also be considered. At a detailed, local level, the team will explore the intersection of sexual, religious, ethnic, class and gender identities and identifications. Finally, the study will investigate how patterns of local socio-economic growth/decline, gentrification, dissent/radicalism, and migration affected those who identified as gay and lesbian, and those who did not but whose sexual, social and community networks overlapped or intersected.

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