Faculty of Arts

Research in the Arts

  • Over 97 per cent of our research is of international quality (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • We work across boundaries to solve global problems.
  • Spanning the earliest pre-history to today's cutting-edge culture.
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The Research Excellence Framework (REF) measures the quality of research across all UK universities. 

The latest REF results showed that more than 97 per cent of our Faculty research is of international quality, with 72 per cent graded as ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent’.

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Researcher spotlight

Dr Karen Salt
I lead a research team that works across a number of research council funded projects on race; university-community engagement with black and minority ethnic arts and civic sector organisations; trust and social innovation in minority communities; and governance 'at the margins'.

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At present, I have been awarded as a Project Investigator or co-Investigator over £3m--with more grants in process or pending. My team is based in the  School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies. In addition to the above team, I am a co-Director of the  Centre for Research in Race and Rights (with Professors Zoe Trodd and Sharon Monteith). I am also the lead on the soon to be implemented PhD in Black Studies -affiliated with C3R, the  Department of American and Canadian Studies and the  Rights and Justice Research Priority Area. Finally, I have a cross-Faculty role as academic lead on the establishment of a transnational Liberal Arts degree programme. This role involves my working closely with the Faculty PVCs for Science and for Arts, amongst others.

Contact Karen:  karen.salt@nottingham.ac.uk, 0115 95 86459



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Faculty of Arts

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