I am pleased to announce that I have won a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for a project which focuses on what has been an area of interest of mine for the last few years. The project is entitled ‘Literacy and Harmony: A study of Sino-Muslim heritage literacies in modern China’ and involves working with a Chinese anthropologist Dr Mao Dan (Guizhou Nationalities University) for up to a year conducting ethnographic fieldwork in different parts of China with long-standing Sino-Muslim communities. Fieldwork will encompass sites within the provinces of Ningxia, Shaanxi, and Yunnan and will draw on the ‘literacy as social practice’ framework that I have used before in my previous work to explore what a community’s heritage literacies can tell us about cultural and linguistic agency. I will be based at Jilin University for most of my tenure, commencing in early 2022.
The website for the project is here: https://sinomuslimliteracies.wordpress.com
And the Twitter handle is: https://twitter.com/SinoMuslimLit
[image by Tim Wide: https://evenuntochina.blogspot.com/2011/06/considering-name-of-our-blog-and-its.html]