Grant winners

June 26, 2008

The British Academy

2008 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Forty-nine 2008 Postdoctoral Fellowships have been awarded by the British Academy across the humanities and social sciences, of which twelve are listed below. The fellowships are worth an average of £220,000 each over a three-year period and allow outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment.

Award winner: Anna Akasoy

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £233,054

Al-Andalus in exile: regional identities of Andalusian scholars in the eastern Mediterranean (11th-14th centuries)

Award winner: Katherine Brickell

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Value: £243,652

Geographies of transition in the Mekong region: gender, labour and domestic life in Cambodia and Vietnam

Award winner: Nandini Chatterjee

Institution: King’s College London

Value: £234,044

Personal laws in the British Empire: a comparative history

Award winner: Karina Croucher

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £229,616

Being in the world: perceptions of the body and identity from the earliest villages to state societies

Award winner: Philip Derbyshire

Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

Value: £195,502

“The Andean” in Argentina: a region in representation and cultural imaginaries

Award winner: Ranji Devadason

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £211,961

Transnational moral and market entrepreneurs: carriers, drivers and products of globalisation

Award winner: Leif Dixon

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £192,284

William Perkins and the theological culture of Calvinism in early modern England

Award winner: Hugh Doherty Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £239,712

The impact of Angevin rule in the English kingdom, 1174-1194

Award winner: Brandon Dotson

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £229,348

Narrative, orality and sacred kingship in Tibet’s first epic history

Award winner: Rosie Ensor

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £219,476

The good, the bad and the socially busy: children’s prosocial and antisocial acts with friends

Award winner: Rita Floyd

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £217,638

Consequentialist evaluation of security for cooperative international society

Award winner: Camilla Gilmore

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £208,780

The roots of arithmetic: linking numerical cognition with mathematics education

Award winner: Vanessa Grotti

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £228,974

Bodies of kin: changing relations of wellbeing in northeastern Amazonia

Award winner: Susanna Harris

Institution: University College London

Value: £229,828

Cloth cultures in prehistoric Europe

Award winner: Katja Haustein

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £192,600

Cultures of distance: visualising the place of women in Weimar Germany

Award winner: Alicia Hinarejos

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £234,422

Legal problems arising from European Union action against terrorism

Award winner: Oliver Johnson

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £206,094

A critical analysis of the postwar Soviet art establishment, 1946-1956

Award winner: Man Yee Kan

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £230,300

Time together: impacts of desynchronized work schedules on family life in Britain and France, 1960s - 2000s

Award winner: Anna Kibort

Institution: University of Surrey

Value: £199,784

Syntactic government

Award winner: Adrian Lashmore-Davies

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £186,526

Bolingbroke’s unpublished letters

Award winner: Nivedita Mani

Institution: University College London

Value: £236,396

Investigating phonological priming in infancy

Award winner: Fabienne Marchand

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £234,414

Crossing political borders: social and cultural interactions between Euboia and Boiotia (c 700-171BC)

Award winner: Anna Marmodoro

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £234,720

Causal powers in Aristotle’s philosophy of mind

Award winner: Ralf Martin

Institution: London School of Economics

Value: £6,497

How to induce innovation to address climate change?

Award winner: Carys Moseley

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £206,908

Karl Barth in critical conversation with social scientific readings of religion, nationalism and gender relations

Award winner: Matilda Mroz

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £192,530

Configurations of time and space in Polish cinema from 1945 to 1989

Award winner: Katharine Olson

Institution: Bangor University

Value: £212,451

Local contexts of change: popular religion, community, and the development of confessional identity in Wales, c1500-1640

Award winner: Richard Pettigrew

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £187,817

Finding the foundations for natural and real number arithmetic in a theory of finite sets

Award winner: Eyal Poleg

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £222,424

The material culture of the Bible in England, c1230–c1700

Award winner: Marina Popescu

Institution: University of Essex

Value: £203,709

Explaining when and why media influence citizens: a multi-method cross-national analysis

Award winner: Roberta Roberts

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £267,380

The feeling hand: an exploration of tactile perception contrasting whole-hand and single-finger exploration

Award winner: Darrell Rowbottom

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £235,371

Group rationality and the dynamics of inquiry

Award winner: Tali Sharot

Institution: University College London

Value: £266,617

How emotion biases choice: the neural mechanism mediating affective forecasting errors

Award winner: Marco Simoni,

Institution: London School of Economics

Value: £258,290

The low inflation left: converging policies and diverging outcomes during globalisation

Award winner: Niketas Siniossoglou

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £183,362

Platonic philosophy and Hellenic idenitity in Gemistus Plethon

Award winner: George Southcombe

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £225,577

The dissenting uses of history in the Restoration

Award winner: Marie Suetsugu

Institution: University of Aberystwyth

Value: £174,184

Postcolonial relations and responsibility in Japan and East Asia: the writings of Haruki Murakami

Award winner: Shzr Ee Tan

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Value: £252,666

Virtual sounds: new music-scapes in the Chinese diaspora

Award winner: Justice Tankebe

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £187,645

Policing and legitimacy in a multicultural society: the case of London

Award winner: Robert Truswell

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £202,262

Reconstruction without movement

Award winner: Jelle Van Lottum

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £193,025

In search of work: labour migration and economic performance in England and the Netherlands, 1600-1900

Award winner: Bettina Varwig

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £199,980

Imagining Heinrich Schütz: early modern culture and German historiography

Award winner: Michael Waibel

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £194,406

The insolvency of states in international law

Award winner: Alexander Watson

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £192,979

National minorities at war: Polish identity and combat motivation in the armies of the Central powers, 1914-1918

Award winner: Mark Weeden

Institution: Soas

Value: £225,187

Studies in the Akkadian of Alalakh

Award winner: Michèle Wollstonecroft

Institution: University College London

Value: £229,892

Diet and subsistence choices of Southwestern Europe’s last hunter-gatherers: an archaeobotanical and interdisciplinary investigation into the role of plants in the Muge (Portugal) Final Mesolithic

Award winner: David Woodman

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £192,475

The Historia Regum: a critical edition

Award winner: Kerri Woods

Institution: University of York

Value: £211,613

Solidarity with distant others: motivation and justification in contemporary cosmopolitan political philosophy

Award winner: Jidong Zhou

Institution: University College London

Value: £229,455

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