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Major Research Councils UK grant for anthropology project to be led at Goldsmiths

GlobalGRACE project in Rio © Instituto Promundo

GlobalGRACE (Global Gender and Cultures of Equality), led by Goldsmiths, receives a grant to help support its work with vulnerable people across three continents. Dr Mark Johnson, Reader in the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths will lead a team which also includes Dr Nirmal Puwar and Yasmin Gunaratnam, Readers in Sociology.

The project will research how people use their creativity in dance, theatre, film, poetry and social media as a method of expressing what may be too sensitive or threatening to talk about directly.

Dr Mark Johnson said: “We are very pleased to have been chosen for this grant and are grateful to Research Councils UK for their support. We believe that stories, plays, songs and pictures are often the most powerful way of getting across sensitive messages about life’s difficulties, or for exploring how life could be different.”

More information about GlobalGRACE can be found here