This website has been on hiatus for a while now, so I thought I would post an update explaining why, as well as to use this opportunity to outline some exciting stuff/changes which will be happening over the next couple of months.
From the outset, I have worked on this project alongside other commitments: firstly, the completion of my doctorate at the University of Manchester, and then a heavy teaching load and other research commitments. Its been a passion project for quite a long time, and I've often been frustrated that I haven't been able to develop this project (and this website) as I would have liked. However, I'm excited to say that when I return to the UK later this year I will begin a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, which will allow me to focus the majority of my attention on BMA!
The main outcome of this project will be an academic monograph which will focus on black media in Chicago. In addition, the research time afforded by this Fellowship will allow me to pursue a number of new avenues related to BMA, most notably a series of podcasts and audio tours which will flesh out the content found on this website and add another layer of content.
At the moment, I'm focused on my position as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor in the US, so this website will remain pretty quiet for the next couple of months. Look out for a flurry of new content and resources from Summer 2018!
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