Dr. Jessica Werneke has been awarded a Newton International Research Fellowship
Dr. Jessica Werneke has been awarded a Newton International Research Fellowship to work with Prof. Susan Reid on a project entited 'The Golden Age of Amateurism: Amateur Photography and Photography Clubs in the Soviet Union'. The project explores the intersections between political, social and cultural history through amateur photography and photography clubs in the Russian Federation and the Soviet Republics.
Jessica was awarded her PhD in 2015 (University of Texas at Austin) and was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the prestigious NRU Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Her dissertation research explored the re-investigation of 1920s and 1930s modernist aesthetics in photojournalism in the USSR.
Newton International Research Fellowships are awarded to the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from across the world and offer 2 years support at UK institutions. The scheme is run by the Royal Society, The British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. Jessica will take up the fellowship from 31 March 2018.