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The Stuart Hall Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for students and academics, pursuing themes resonant with the work of Professor Stuart Hall and that of the Foundation.

Acutely aware of the obstacles to achievement in higher education faced by young people from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds – evidenced by admissions data and the lack of diversity among academic staff – we are working in partnership with universities in the UK and internationally to continue Professor Stuart Hall’s life-long commitment to teaching.

Our network of current and past fellows and scholars have been developing research at the following institutions: Birkbeck, University of London; Ruhr-University Bochum; Technical University of Dortmund; Goldsmiths, University of London; the Hutchins Centre of African and African American Research, Harvard University; University of Manchester; Merton College, Oxford University/TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities; Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust; the University of Sussex; the University of Central Lancashire; and the University of East London, and the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP).

All scholarships are awarded by our partner institutions, and we are unfortunately not able to offer funding to students pursuing research outside these institutions. Please contact us at info@stuarthallfoundation.org with any inquiries.

MA Scholar | Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust | 2021 – 2023

Amalia Khemet

Amalia began her career in sport, training as a Sports Therapist. She has worked with both professional and semi-professional football teams, maintaining a passion for the development of…

MA Scholar | Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust | 2021 – 2023

Cheyenne Samuel

Cheyenne is deeply passionate about widening participation and encouraging representation of African-Caribbean communities within workforces. And supporting the wellbeing and welfare of all…

MA Scholar | Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust | 2021 – 2023

Hannah-Praise Israel

Hannah-Praise Israel has completed the post-graduate diploma in Working with Children, Young People and Families: A Psychoanalytic Observational Approach at the Tavistock Centre….

MA Scholar | Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust | 2021 – 2023

Rohima Bibi

I am an MA student at the Tavistock Centre, where I have completed the post-graduate diploma in Working with Children, Young People and Families: A Psychoanalytic Observational Approach at…

PHD Scholar | University of Manchester | 2021 – 2024

Gabriel Marques Camargo

Gabriel Marques Camargo is a Brazilian PhD student of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. His passionate pursuit for knowledge and social justice awoke the scientific…

PHD Scholar | White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) | 2021 – 2024

Joyce Tsopo

Joyce Tsopo is a Ph.D. scholar in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. She holds a BA (Hons) in International Development from the University of…

PHD Scholar | White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) | 2021 – 2024

Melissa Williams

I am a Law (LLB), Applied Human Rights (MA) graduate and incoming ESRC and Stuart Hall Foundation Scholar (MRes and PhD) at the University of York. I was raised in Merseyside by White…

PHD Scholar | White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) | 2021 – 2024

Shania Boom

Shania Boom is a WRDTP 3+1 student at the University of Bradford, currently starting her MSc in Social Sciences Research in Healthcare. Her current research focus has been towards Physically…

Fellow | Hutchins Centre, Harvard University | Autumn 2021

James Smethurst

James Smethurst is Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of The New Red Negro: The Literary Left and African American Poetry,…

Fellow | Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, Harvard University | 2020

Bill Schwarz

Bill Schwarz teaches in the School of English & Drama at Queen Mary University of London. He’s writing a three volume history, Memories of Empire, and with Catherine Hall is co-editor of…

SHF x Cultural Studies Award Winner | 2020

Jamie Hakim

Jamie Hakim is a lecturer in media studies at the University of East Anglia in the UK. He researches (mostly queer) men’s digital cultures of intimacy, embodiment and care. He is…

MA SCHOLAR | THE TAVISTOCK AND PORTMAN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST | 2019-2021

Batseba Asefaw

Batseba Asefaw is an MA student at the Tavistock Centre where she is in the process of completing the course Working with Children, Young People and Families: A Psychoanalytic Observational…

MA SCHOLAR | UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX | 2019–2020

Adey Abebe Balcha

Adey Abebe Balcha is a Digital Documentary MA Scholar at the University of Sussex (2019/2020). She was awarded the Silverstone Award for her dissertation documentary following her personal…

MA SCHOLAR | THE TAVISTOCK AND PORTMAN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST | 2020-2022

Kairo Maynard

Kairo Maynard is an MA student at the Tavistock Centre where she has completed the post-graduate diploma in Working with Children, Young People and Families: A Psychoanalytic…

PHD SCHOLAR | TECHNĒ AHRC COLLABORATIVE DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIP | 2020-23

Lola Olufemi

Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer, organiser and researcher from London. She holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Gender…

PHD SCHOLAR | UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER | 2020 – 2023

Lucija Duda

Lucija’s doctoral research project, A Call For An Analytic Feminist Model Of Argumentation, proposes how a long history of male dominance and antagonistic style of argument has led…

PHD SCHOLAR | UNIVERSITY OF CAPETOWN | 2019-22

Alfred Kunutsor

Alfred Elikem Kunutsor is a Ghanaian born, South African resident who holds an MA and BA in Dramatic Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg-South Africa. Majoring in…

FELLOW | UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX | 2019 – 20

Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi

Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi is an independent investigative journalist. Her work has been twice shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for political…

SHF x Cultural Studies Award Winner | 2019

Eduardo Restrepo

Colombian anthropologist Eduardo Restrepo graduated from the University of Antioquia (Medellín, 1996), with a Masters and Doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill….

MA SCHOLAR | THE TAVISTOCK AND PORTMAN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST | 2018–2020

Sagal Adam Hassan

Sagal Adam Hassan is currently undergoing Doctoral Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.  Sagal was awarded the SHF / Tavistock…

DPHIL SCHOLAR | MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY | 2019–2022

Caetano Maschio Santos

Caetano Maschio Santos is a Brazilian musician and ethnomusicologist, and will be a Stuart Hall DPhil Scholar in the Faculty of Music at The University of Oxford between 2019–22….

ASSOCIATE FELLOW | UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX | 2018

Ingrid Pollard

Dr Ingrid Pollard was the inaugural Stuart Hall Associate Fellow at the University of Sussex in 2018. Ingrid has played an important role in photography since the early 1980s, documenting…

MA SCHOLAR | THE TAVISTOCK AND PORTMAN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST | 2018–2020

Vanessa Easy

Vanessa has a strong desire to work with black and ethnic minority young people particularly young adult males who have experienced significant traumas in early childhood such as…

SHF x Cultural Studies Award Winner | 2018

Bohyeong Kim

Bohyeong Kim won the 2018 Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award for Early Career Researchers. Bohyeong received a PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2018 and is…

FELLOW | HUTCHINS CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESEARCH, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | 2018 – 2019

Derron Wallace

Derron Wallace was a Stuart Hall Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University in 2019. He is Assistant Professor of Education and…

FELLOW | HUTCHINS CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESEARCH, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | 2019–2020

Danielle Boaz

Danielle is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the area of social justice, human rights, and the law at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Danielle has a Ph.D. in…

FELLOW | HUTCHINS CENTER OF AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | 2018

Peter Hulme

Peter Hulme was a Stuart Hall Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University in 2018. Peter is Emeritus Professor of Literature at the…

PHD SCHOLAR | UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON | 2018–2021

Erica Masserano

Erica Masserano is a PhD student of Creative Writing and Cultural Studies at the University of East London. She is from the first generation in her family to graduate from university. Her…

PHD SCHOLAR | GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2018-2024

Yassmin V. Foster

Yassmin V. Foster is a Stuart Hall PhD Scholar in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, at Goldsmiths University of London 2018–2024. She holds a BA (Hons)…

MA SCHOLAR | UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX | 2018–2019

Luiza Paiva

Luiza Paiva was an MA Scholar in Media Practice for Development and Social Change at the University of Sussex between 2018–19. Born in Brazil, Luiza is a Creative Producer and holds a BA in…

SHF x Cultural Studies Award Winner | 2017

Laura Junka-Aikio

Laura Junka-Aikio Laura won the 2017 Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award for Early Career Researchers. Laura is a researcher at the Tromsø University Museum, University of…

PHD SCHOLAR | GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2017–2020

Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is a film maker and researcher, and has been a Stuart Hall PhD Scholar in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London between…

PHD SCHOLAR | GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2017–2020

June Melody

June Melody has been a Stuart Hall PhD Scholar at the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London between 2017–20. Her research interests…

DPHIL SCHOLAR | MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY / TORCH | 2017–2020

Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

Ruth Ramsden-Karelse is founder and co-convener of the Oxford Queer Studies Network and a DPhil candidate in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford. The inaugural Stuart Hall…

PHD SCHOLAR | BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2017–2020

Matt Martin

Matt Martin is Stuart Hall PhD Scholar in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London between 2017–20.Matt studied for a BA in English at the University of…

PHD SCHOLAR | THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE | 2017–2020

Jade Montserrat

Jade Montserrat has been a Stuart Hall PhD Scholar in the School of Art, Design and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire between 2017–20. Jade studied at Courtauld Institute…

FELLOW | HUTCHINS CENTER OF AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | 2017–2018

Jenny Sharpe

Jenny Sharpe was a Stuart Hall Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University between 2017–18. Jenny had the good fortune to study with Stuart…

PHD SCHOLAR | GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2016–2023

Chantal Meng

Chantal Meng is a researcher, creative director, artist and a Stuart Hall PhD Scholar at Goldsmiths, University of London (2016–23). Chantal holds a Master’s degree in Photography and Urban…

PHD SCHOLAR | GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2016–2017

Grace Tillyard

Grace is a PhD Candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London in the Department of Media and Communications. She was awarded a Stuart Hall PhD scholarship in 2016–17 and was funded by…

BA SCHOLAR | GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2017–2018

Maya Mackay

Maya Mackay was awarded the Professor Stuart Hall BA Bursary to study the Integrated Degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London between 2017–18. Maya is…

MA SCHOLAR | UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX | 2017–2018

Marie Hasselberg

Marie Hasselberg was an MA Scholar in Media Practice for Development and Social Change at the University of Sussex between 2017–18. Her studies focused on the production of…

FELLOW | HUTCHINS CENTER OF AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | 2016–2017

Petrina Dacres

Petrina Dacres was a Stuart Hall Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University between 2016–17. Petrina is the Head of the Art History…

BA SCHOLAR | GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2016–2020

Christopher Boyle

Christopher Boyle was awarded the Professor Stuart Hall BA Bursary to study the Integrated Degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London between…

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW | TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DORTMUND | 2016–2019

Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt has been a postdoctoral Stuart Hall Fellow and instructor in British Cultural Studies at TU Dortmund University, Germany between 2016–19. He previously worked at the University…

PHD FELLOW | RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM | 2016–2019

Anna Lienen

Anna Lienen has been a Stuart Hall Fellow at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany between 2016–19. Anna currently teaches in the field of British Cultural Studies at Ruhr-University. She…

PHD SCHOLAR | GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2015–2016

Annie Goh

Annie is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Media and Communications. She was awarded a Stuart Hall PhD scholarship in 2015–16 and was funded by CHASE/AHRC…

BA SCHOLAR | GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 2015–2019

Martin Smith

Martin Smith was awarded the Professor Stuart Hall BA Bursary to study the Integrated Degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London between 2015–16. Martin continued…

MA SCHOLAR | UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX | 2016–2017

Andrew O’Connor

Andrew O’Connor is a first-generation scholar who was awarded a Stuart Hall MA Scholarship to complete an MA in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex between…