The Trust’s vision is to contribute to a tolerant and inclusive society in which people of all ethnicities, religions and cultures live together with mutual understanding, and respect the rights of the individual. Following its founder’s wishes, the Trust supports postgraduate researchers at UK universities.
PhD candidate in Geography, Birkbeck , 2018 to 2021
Jahan is a PhD student in Geography, Environment and Development Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her research examines the social reproduction strategies of Latin American transnational families living in London, with a view to understanding how the work of social reproduction is organised around inequalities of class, race, gender and migration status. The research is situated within a wider context of austerity politics in the U.K. and the impact these policies have had on migrant families and migrant children in terms of how they access essential services and resources for social reproduction.
MA student in Contemporary History and Politics, Birkbeck, 2021 to 2023
Aleph Ross is an MA student in Contemporary History and Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London, 2021-2023. She currently works part time for a charity supporting unpaid carers and has an interest in the history of social reproduction and the hidden or neglected work of care, domestic and sexual labour. She is also curious about the absorption of this work into the welfare state, and the role of feminist groups, trade unions and charities in shaping how gendered labor is performed and paid for.
Rebecca (or Bex) Shorunke
MA student in Culture, Diaspora and Ethnicity Birkbeck, 2021 to 2023
Rebecca (Bex) Shorunke is an MA student in Culture, Diaspora and Ethnicity at Birkbeck College, University of London. She began her studies in October 2021 and is interested in understanding the histories and discourses that have contributed to the construction of identity categories such as ‘race’ and ‘gender’ and their psychosocial legacies and capacity to be reframed or reinvented.
She is also interested in how we can use intersectional frameworks to better understand how marginalised communities are treated by the police, welfare agencies and the criminal justice system, whilst acknowledging the capacity for communities to support themselves and each other, outside of the state.
The Trust’s vision is to contribute to a tolerant and inclusive society in which people of all ethnicities, religions and cultures live together with mutual understanding, and respect the rights of the individual.
From 2002 to 2015/2016, the Trust supported 24 scholars studying for PhDs at University College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science. From Autumn 2016, the Trust supports PhD students at Birkbeck, University of London. From Autumn 2020, the Trust also supports part time MA/MSc students.
Separately from The Bonnart Trust, in 2000 Freddy Bonnart-Braunthal endowed a scholarship in his name at UCL. This has the same broad purposes as The Bonnart Trust and is administered independently by UCL. Information can be found here.
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