CTTR’s Dr Daisy Black, Lecturer in English, is among this year’s winners of the prestigious AHRC / BBC RADIO 3 NEW GENERATION THINKERS COMPETITION 2018
Dr Black is a specialist in Medieval and Renaissance drama, and gender and queer theory. She has been selected for the BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers scheme 2018, and will be working with the BBC to make a programme for Radio 3 on her research project, ‘Eating God: Food in Medieval Religious Drama’. As a New Generation Thinker she will also be appearing in a number of radio and television broadcasts and panel debates over the next few years. Her role will be officially introduced at the Free Thinking Festival in Gateshead on the 9th-11th March.
The AHRC-BBC New Generation Thinkers competition has run since 2010. Each year, a small group of early career researchers chosen by a multi-stage selection process are trained to communicate academic ideas in creative and accessible ways to non-academic audiences. They will appear regularly on BBC Radio 3, develop programme ideas, and contribute across the BBC’s radio, TV and online output. Successful applicants will also appear at the BBC’s Festival of Ideas and other events, make short films, participate in AHRC public and academic events and receive further support from AHRC for research and communication planning. Previous winners have maintained links with the BBC and often contribute beyond their New Generation year.