Research Careers Panel
Born and raised in Leeds, Mark graduated from Oxford University last year with a degree in English Literature. Since then he has returned to Yorkshire, writing for newspapers and magazines including the Yorkshire Post, The Guardian and The Independent, and can occasionally be heard reviewing the news on BBC Radio Leeds. He is particularly interested in the potential of local television, and is part of the Leeds Channel team bidding to become the licence-holders for the city’s first Freeview station, whilst working in TV development with an independent regional production company. Mark is talking today about how the most important research he does comes from going out into the field and talking to people face-to-face.
Antonia Lovelace is a curator of World Cultures with more than 20 years experience, mainly working for Glasgow and Leeds City Councils in their local museum services. She has worked for Leeds since 1997, and is responsible for the World View – Out of Africa gallery at Leeds City Museuums. Her most recent exhibitions in 2011 were Native Americans of the Plains and Dancing in the Streets.
My first degree was in Anthropology at Durham University, and then an Mphil in Social Anthropology and Museum work at Cambridge.
Irna is an anthropologist, writer and oral historian specialising in British Asian arts, heritage and migration. She has collaborated on several exhibitions and books on this theme, including ‘Coming of Age: 21 Years of Mela in the UK’ and ‘The Grand Trunk Road: From Delhi to the Khyber Pass’. Irna also blogs about being British, Pakistani and female in Bradford, against a backdrop of classic Indian films at www.bollywoodinbritain.wordpress.com.