School of Social and Political Science

New fellowship for academics engaging with the work of Stuart Hall


A new postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh for 2022 is open for applications from scholars engaging with the work of Stuart Hall, a celebrated academic, writer and cultural studies pioneer.

The RACE.ED Stuart Hall Foundation Fellowship is offered by the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, in collaboration with RACE.ED, also at Edinburgh, and the Stuart Hall Foundation.

The fellowship offers a visit to the University of Edinburgh of up to 10 months for postdoctoral scholars working in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, along with a £13,000 stipend.

Continuing Stuart Hall’s legacy and sentiment

Professor Steve Yearley, Director of Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, and Professor of the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), said: “As we enter the second year of the Institute Project on Decoloniality, we are thrilled to partner with both RACE.ED and the Stuart Hall Foundation to offer this wonderful opportunity to emerging scholars from around the world. Stuart Hall’s vital work has been an inspiration to generations of researchers, and we hope that our new Fellowship will continue his legacy.”

Professor Nasar Meer, Director of RACE.ED, and Personal Chair of Race, Identity and Citizenship at SPS, added: “Stuart Hall often said he worked best amongst a community of thinkers, and our fellowship keeps this sentiment alive by connecting early-career researchers with communities of scholars in RACE.ED, IASH and the University of Edinburgh more broadly.”

Professor Gregor McLennan of the Stuart Hall Foundation's Academic Committee commented: "It's great to be partnering with Edinburgh's renowned Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in this way; RACE.ED is an important development that we're delighted to be associated with."

Apply for the fellowship

While applicants are not required to be limited solely to focusing on the work of Stuart Hall, the proposal should display a meaningful engagement with his wide-ranging repertoire.

Applications close on 29 April 2022.

Read full details about the fellowship and how to apply on the IASH website. 


RACE.ED is a cross-university network concerned with race, racialization and decolonial studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. Working across different traditions of thought, research, and teaching commitments, RACE.ED is made up of more than one hundred colleagues across the three colleges of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) was established in 1969 to promote interdisciplinary research in the arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh. It provides an international, interdisciplinary and autonomous space for discussion and debate. Since its foundation, more than 1,300 scholars from 67 countries have held Institute fellowships; and up to 28 Fellows are in residence at any one time.

The Stuart Hall Foundation

The Stuart Hall Foundation is a charity committed to public education and addressing urgent questions of race and inequality in culture and society. It works collaboratively to forge create partnerships with universities and arts organisations in order to build a network of scholars, fellows and artists-in-residence.