British Academy fellowship given to sociology academic

Thursday, 08 May 2014

Prosser Miller

Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology, has been awarded one of only 38 British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships to support research during the next academic year.

Only 15 per cent of applications for these prestigious fellowships are successful.

Professor Miller, whose research interests focus on parenting, caring and working, will use the award to continue her research in this area.

Her project, Managing Modern Family Lives: public understanding and everyday practises of caring and paid work, will see her carrying out workshops with young fathers, fathers of older children, and single mothers. She will also plan and produce a radio programme, complete a monograph and disseminate her findings in various ways, including at the World Health Organisation in Geneva.

Professor Miller said, ‘It’s just the most wonderful opportunity and I can’t quite believe it. I’ll have an uninterrupted year to focus on all these research activities.’