Dr Josie Gill awarded research grant
28 September 2020
Josie Gill has received a Wellcome Trust Discretionary award of £191,745 for a new, two year project on 'Black Health and the Humanities'.
Josie's new project will establish an interdisciplinary network of researchers with the aim of investigating and bringing to light perspectives from the Black humanities on Black health and wellbeing. The project will consist of a series of workshops, symposiums and events, which create a community of scholars whose research concerns how Black writers, intellectuals, artists, activists and theorists have creatively and critically addressed the psychological and physiological health of black people across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The network will explore how research in Black humanities might intervene in the current racialized landscape of medicine and health and train and develop a new generation of ECR scholars in the theories and methods of Black studies and the medical humanities and in how they insect.