Prestigious British Academy research fellowship for St Peter’s Fellow
24 April 2023
Congratulations to Professor Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, who has been awarded one of the top honours for social sciences and humanities researchers in the United Kingdom: a British Academy Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship.
Prof Soares de Oliveira is the Manika and Haarjeev Kandhari Fellow and Tutor in Politics and Professor of the International Politics of Africa in the Department of International Relations at the University of Oxford. He is co-editor of African Affairs, the journal of the Royal African Society, and co-director of the Oxford Martin School’s Programme on African Governance.
The BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship is one of the most coveted awards for established scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the UK. The Fellowship will enable Prof Soares de Oliveira to focus on his project, Africa Offshore: The Global Offshore Economy and the Reshaping of African Politics, which will result in a new major book. Only 11 fellowships were awarded this year across all subjects in the humanities and social sciences.
Prof Soares de Oliveira said, “I am delighted and honoured to be awarded the Leverhulme Trust/British Academy Senior Fellowship. It will be absolutely invaluable in advancing the Africa Offshore research”.
Learn more about Prof Soares de Oliveira here.