Partners, academics and advisory team

Front of Charlecote Park houseProject partners

The project is based at the University of Leicester's Centre for New Writing. It involves 100 primary pupils, predominantly of African, Caribbean, Chinese and South Asian heritage.

Project partners are:

Academic and advisory team

The Colonial Countryside academic and advisory team is made up of researchers and historians with an interest in colonialism and non-white history. They are:

  • Professor Corinne Fowler, project lead, Associate Professor and co-director of the Centre for New Writing at the University of Leicester
  • Dr. Miranda Kaufmann, Colonial Countryside’s lead historian and author of Black Tudors
  • Dr. Madge Dresser, deputy project director and co-editor of Slavery and the British Country House
  • SuAndi OBE, Black Arts Alliance, workshop design and leadership.
  • Professor Robert Beckford, Professor of Theology and Culture in the African diaspora
  • Dr. James Dawkins, expert on the Dawkins family in Jamaica and England (1664-1833) and former researcher on Legacies of British Slave-Ownership
  • Dr. Joanna de Groot, expert on colonialism’s influence on community, class and nation in India, Europe and the Middle East at the University of York
  • Dr. Katie Donington, former researcher on Legacies of British Slave Ownership now lecturing at London South Bank University
  • Dr. Marian Gwyn, leading authority on Penrhyn Castle’s Jamaican connections
  • Elizabeth Grass, Oxford University researcher on country houses’ links to empire
  • Professor Catherine Hall, Principal Investigator of Legacies of British Slave-Ownership and Emerita Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History at UCL
  • Dr. Sarah Longair, Senior Lecturer, School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln specialising in British colonial history in East Africa and the Indian Ocean World
  • Dr. Sumita Mukherjee, author of Indian Suffragettes and Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Bristol
  • Dr. Yuthika Sharma, Lecturer in Indian/South Asian Art History at the University of Edinburgh and associate historian for the East India Company at Home project
  • Dr. Shawn Sobers, contributor to Slavery and the British Country House and Associate Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Dr. Kristy Warren, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Research in Race and Rights
  • Professor Roey Sweet, Professor of Urban History at the University of Leicester