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Fashioning Black Identities in Early Modern Britain

Fully funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) studentship on Fashioning Black Identities in Early Modern Britain.


Find out more and how to apply:


Central Saint Martins, University of the Art London and the Victoria and Albert Museum are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentship from October 2023 under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

This project will be jointly supervised by Professor Alistair O’Neill, Professor of Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins, Dr Susan North, Curator of Textiles and Fashion, V&A, Dr Tanveer Ahmed, Senior Lecturer in Fashion and Race at Central Saint Martins and Dr Christine Checinska, Senior Curator, Africa and Diaspora: Textiles and Fashion and the student will be expected to spend time at both Central Saint Martins and the V&A, as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of CDP funded students across the UK. The studentship can be studied either full or part-time.

We encourage the widest range of potential students to apply for this CDP studentship. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level and in this area. Students should have a Masters Degree in a relevant subject or can demonstrate equivalent experience in a professional setting.


Applicants for this Studentship should first read the project description and selection criteria in the project briefing document. In selecting applicants, the panel will be looking for skills and experience that directly address the themes and concerns outlined in the project document

All applications for this studentship must be received by UAL by midnight on 14 June 2023.

Applications should include the below:

  • Applicants should submit a statement of up to 1,000 words demonstrating how they will explore the research questions and what they will bring to the project, how it fits with their skills, previous experience and interests instead of a research proposal.
  • CV to be uploaded to the UAL online application system.

Completed UAL online PhD Application submitted to Central Saint Martins via the relevant link below:


If you have questions or need help, please contact us using our student enquiry form.

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