Research Funding – February 2015

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Kent-Ghent Collaboration Fund

Professor Joao PinaCabral and Dr Glenn Bowman have been awarded £500 from the Kent-Ghent Collaboration Fund to invite Dr Kris Rutten from the University of Ghent’s Department of Educational Studies.

Dr Rutten is a promising early career researcher in receipt of the 2014 Kenneth Burke Emerging Scholar Award. His publications focus on cultural studies and rhetoric, more specifically on the ethnographic turn in contemporary art and literacy narratives as ethnography. He has also delivered numerous workshops on qualitative research methods in Mozambique, South Africa and Ecuador through funding from the Institutional University Cooperation (IUC). He has been invited to give a lecture on the 13th October 2015 and to deliver a masterclass in qualitative research methods to research students. Details for these events will follow in due course.

Faculty Internationalisation Fund

Dr Jim Groombridge has been awarded £4,371 from the Faculty Internationalisation Fund for a visit exchange with Vietnam. Jamie Taylor, PhD student, will visit Vinh University and Dr Cao Tien Trung, Dean of the Biology Faculty, will visit SAC to initiate collaborations and recruitment.

Dr Glenn Bowman and Professor Joao PinaCabral have been awarded £1,050 from the Faculty Internationalisation Fund for a visit in the autumn by two scholars of Leiden University:

1) Prof. Wilfried van Damme, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, will give a lecture and discuss the creation of an international network;

2) Dr Eric Baehre, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, will give a lecture and discuss a possible MoU between his Institute and SAC.

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