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ESRC postdoc success

Michael Crawley with successful ESRC postdoc.

Michael’s project will involve writing a popular book on long-distance running in Ethiopia that aims to bring ideas from African Studies and anthropology to a wider audience. The book will be published by Bloomsbury in 2020. He will also be working on writing journal articles based on his fifteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in Ethiopia, and on an educational project for young athletes in rural Ethiopia. For this aspect of the project he will work with the IAAF, the world governing body of athletics, to produce materials designed to help young runners to make more informed decisions about their careers in the sport.

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