Wednesday 15 January 2020


Dr Hannah Elias, digital engagement officer and associate research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), has been shortlisted for the 2020 BBC New Generation Thinker scheme.

Run jointly by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, it receives hundreds of applications from early career researchers who are eager to communicate their research findings to a wider audience. From this shortlist, ten will be chosen to work in a year-long partnership with experienced BBC producers in developing their own programmes for Radio 3 based on their research.

Dr Elias’s interdisciplinary research offers a transnational perspective on the history of anti-racism campaigns in the 1960s. Her latest work focuses on Martin Luther King Jr’s relationship with faith communities and activist networks in London and South Africa. 

She said: 'It’s wonderful to have made it this far in the competition, and I’m really looking forward to learning more about how to share my research with BBC Radio 3 listeners from their expert producers.'

The final ten will be announced in early February.

Find out more about the background of the New Generation Thinkers scheme