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Postgraduate research project

British Black Lives Matter: The emergence of a modern civil rights movement

Fully funded (UK and international)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
MSc with merit and 2:1 honours View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Social Sciences
Closing date

About the project

How are the conditions of emergence, and the intellectual thought, of the British BLM movement related to the Black British Civil Rights movement that developed in, and beyond, the 1960s?

This project will address the continuing history of political reflection on the structural conditions of black/white inequality in the UK and the relationship of this continuing history to protest movements arising within the BAME community. It will explore contemporary BLM protests against that history of protest and in the context of its understanding of the UK’s (global) history of black/white relations.

This is a supervisor-led PhD project for equality, diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates from under-represented backgrounds to apply.