Scott Weightman

PhD Candidate in History and American Studies, University of Leicester

Scott Weightman is a Midlands3Cities AHRC funded History and American Studies PhD student based at the University of Leicester and Nottingham Trent University. His research project assesses the use of mass media by segregationists in their effort to defend segregation during the 1950s and 1960s.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/1iTqPmJ or contact Scott on sw446@le.ac.uk

Experience

  • 2015–present
    PhD Candidate in History and American Studies, University of Leicester and Nottingham Trent University

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Nottingham, MA History
  • 2012 
    University of Nottingham, BA History

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    AHRC International Placement Scheme (Library of Congress)
    Role:
    British Research Council Fellow at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • 2016
    M3C Cohort Development Fund for Journey to Justice: Nottingham Exhibition and Events
    Role:
    M3C-C3R Journey to Justice: Nottingham Postgraduate Director
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • 2016
    2016 HOTCUS Postgraduate Paper Prize
    Role:
    Essay Prize Winner
    Funding Source:
    HOTCUS
  • 2016
    Roosevelt Institute for American Studies Research Grant
    Role:
    Visiting Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Roosevelt Institute of American Studies
  • 2015
    Midlands3Cities AHRC PhD Studentship
    Role:
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS)
  • British Association of American Studies (BAAS)
  • Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R)
  • Journey to Justice