My own relationship with the Sociological Review started when I was appointed as the Sociological Review Fellow. As I discuss here, this was an invaluable experience that gave me a year of funding to write my first monograph The British in Rural France (Manchester University Press, 2011). And so, when I joined the journal as an editorial board member in 2013, I was keen to promote the value of this fellowship and to make sure that this opportunity remained part of our core offer as a charitable foundation.
Since 2016, the fellowship has been hosted by Keele University. In that time we have supported three early career researchers—Camille Barbagallo (2016-17), Meritxell Ramirez-i-Ollé (2016-17) and Deana Jovanovic (2017-18)—in the transition from doctoral to postdoctoral status. And this autumn, we are really pleased to welcome our latest Fellow, Luke De Noronha, who will spend the year working on his monograph Deporting ‘Black Britons’.