Welcome to the Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research (CTTR). Our Centre is home to the research of Wolverhampton colleagues working in English Literature, Creative Writing, Religious Studies, Linguistics, Media Studies, Philosophy and Politics. CTTR's members produce internationally recognised and world-leading research for the Research Assessment Framework (REF) subjects English Language & Literature (UoA27) and for Area Studies (UoA25).
CTTR inspires, supports, and promotes a wide range of cutting edge research and public engagement activities that transcend traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Our research benefits from interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation, with shared initiatives, research supervisions, and impact.
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Who we are
Dr Thomas Aled
Dr Charlotte Barnes
Dr Helen Davies
Dr Elizabeth Dearnley
Find out more about our current research students.
Learn more about undertaking research study with us.
How we work
Re-launched in March 2018, CTTR provides a new, exciting international platform for Wolverhampton's humanities scholars to work together with researchers across other disciplines; collaborate with scholars and scientists across all stages of their career; develop partnerships with public and private bodies; organize public engagement events and impact activities; and bring together the arts, humanities, science, and industry for knowledge exchange.
We work closely with Dr Opinderjit Takhar’s Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies
CTTR is part of a network of funders, partners and (individual and institutional) collaborators who help us in producing cutting-edge research with strong societal impact.
Funders who have supported our work include: the Arts and Humanities Research Council; the AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinkers scheme; the National Lottery Heritage Fund; the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions; the Being Human Festival; the Japan Foundation; the Daiwa Foundation; Active Black Country; Active through Football; and the NHS. Partners and collaborators include BBC Arts; the Wolverhampton Literary Festival; the Wolverhampton Art Gallery; the Black Country Studies Centre; the Black Country Studies Centre; the Express and Star newspaper; Libraries Connected; the Reading Agency; the British Library; the Belfast Literary Festival; the Ay Write Glasgow Literary Festival; the Exeter Wellcome Centre for Cultures of Environments and Health; NHS Trust; NHS BT Trust; Heritage Lottery Funding; Telford and Wrekin Council; Active Black Country; Active Through Football; and the WMCA.