Dr Kelliher awarded Fellowship

Dr Diarmaid Kelliher has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, 'The spatial politics of the picket line: Labour agency and intersectionality, Britain 1966-1998'.

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship is a three-year award made to an annual cohort of outstanding early career researchers in the humanities or social sciences.

Dr Kelliher's project will explore the spatial politics of the picket from the late 1960s, tracing the development of new tactics from both strikers and their opponents. The project will explore the multiplicity of practices, physical arrangements, emotional resonances and symbolic representations that constituted the picket line, and will consider it as a space of encounter that could draw together diverse groups and individuals. Building on intersectionality theory, the research will emphasise the complex interweaving of class, race and gender in these spaces.

Chief Executive of the British Academy, Robin Jackson, said:

'We are delighted to welcome this new cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows to the Academy; competition for these awards is always keen, and I congratulate them on their success.'

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Photo: West Midlands Police via Flickr

First published: 15 July 2019