Loughborough researcher chosen for BBC New Generation Thinkers

Dr Ana Baeza Ruiz is one of ten researchers who will feature in the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3’s 2023 New Generation Thinkers.

This is an opportunity for early career researchers to share their pioneering research by making episodes of ‘The Essay’ for BBC Radio 3. They will also spend a year being mentored by producers from the Free Thinking programme and will appear in discussions throughout the year.

Hundreds of academics apply every year, with 60 invited to workshops before the final 10 were chosen.

Dr Baeza Ruiz is Research Associate for the project Feminist Art Making Histories, bringing light to untold stories of feminist art across the UK and Ireland from the 1970s to the present day. Her episode will look at how feminists used art to subvert society’s expectations about housework and femininity.

New Generation Thinkers alumni have gone on to become prominent public figures in their fields, be the faces of major documentaries and been regular figures in public debate.

BBC Radio 3 Head of Speech Matthew Dodd said: “Radio 3 is delighted to join our colleagues at AHRC in celebrating this year’s New Generation Thinkers intake. The research these academics present is key to understanding our past and present, offering new perspectives on the exploration of human history and culture.”

An introduction to New Generation Thinkers 2023 is available to listen to now.