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Professor Sarita Malik

Professor Sarita Malik
Professor - Media, Culture and Communications

Marie Jahoda 153

Research area(s)

Culture and Social Inequality; Creative industries; Communities and Creative Practice; Diversity and Public Service Broadcasting; Cultural policy, representation and production; Co-production; Lived experience and global challenges. 

Research Interests

Example project: Principal Investigator on a large, international consortia project funded by the UK government’s Arts and Humanities Research Council examining how disenfranchised communities use the arts, media and creativity to challenge marginalisation in mainland UK, Northern Ireland, Palestine and India. Motivated by a concern to listen to largely unheard stories, this co-created project engages with past and emergent grassrooots art work that has responded to forms of social exclusion. Creative Interruptions brings together diverse practitioners, artists, activists, academics and non-University based collaborators to build a space where creative practices as well as theoretical, cultural and policy perspectives converge. Art is used as a forum to exchange knowledge about these experiences and research across divides. 

https://creativeinterruptions.com/

 http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=AH/N004094/1 

Research grants and projects

Research Projects

Grants

Ethnic inequality in the UK Film industry: An Analysis of BFI Diversity Standards
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council
Duration: February 2021 - January 2024
Beyond Film Heritage: Film Archives and Museums from a Postcolonial Perspective
Funder: Leverhulme Trust
Duration: September 2017 - August 2020
Creative Interruptions: grassroots creativity, State structures and disconnection as a space for 'radical openness'
Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Duration: October 2016 - October 2019

Creative Interruptions will contribute to the AHRC's Connected Communities research cluster on 'diversity and dissent' by recognising the key role of the creative industries (including the arts, heritage, media and other forms of cultural production) as major agents for social change, but also by highlighting the role of communities to interrupt dominant discourses and representations in ways not available in authorised cultural discourse.

Creative Interruptions: grassroots culture state structures and disconnection as a space for 'radical openness'
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council
Duration: October 2014 - March 2015
Creative Interruptions: grassroots culture state structures and disconnection as a space for 'radic
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council
Duration: October 2014 - March 2015
Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity: Practice Innovation and Policy
Funder: AHRC
Duration: February 2013 - February 2014

Project details

Arts & Humanities Research Council The Colour of Diversity: A Longitudinal Analysis of BFI Diversity Standards and Racial Inequality in the UK Film Industry, £761, 286 (Co-I) [2021-24] - CI 

Leverhulme Trust (Early Career Fellowship; Dr Grazia Ingravalle/Research Mentor; Sarita Malik) Beyond Film Heritage: Film Archives and Museums From A Postcolonial Perspective, £85,674,65 [2017-2021]

Arts & Humanities Research Council (Connected Communities Large Consortia Grant) Creative Interruptions: grassroots culture, state structures and disconnection as a space for 'radical openness', £1,503,840 [2016-2020] - PI 

Arts & Humanities Research Council (Connected Communities ‘Disconnection’ Research Development Funding grant) Creative Interruptions: grassroots culture, state structures and disconnection as a space for 'radical openness' £29,995 [2014-2015] - PI

RSDO Research Development Funding grant (Brunel University) Creative Interruptions: grassroots culture, state structures and disconnection as a space for 'radical openness' £3000 [2014] - PI

Arts & Humanities Research Council (Connected Communities follow-on grant) Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity: practice, innovation and policy £54,729 [2013-2014]; In partnership with the British Film Institute, London - PI

Arts & Humanities Research Council (Connected Communities grant) Diasporic Film in Communities: A scoping study of the relationship between screen culture, stakeholders and communities £38,905 [2012]; In partnership with the British Film Institute, London - PI

Brunel Research Initiative & Incentive Fund (Brunel University) Evolving understandings of communities: Connecting research, stakeholders and communities £15,000 [2012-2014] - PI