Academics – particularly on the Arts and Humanities side – are often thought to do ‘ivory-tower’ research, with no relevance to the ‘real world’. But for the last four years King’s has advertised and appointed Research Fellows in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences not by advertising within a particular academic discipline, but by advertising for projects on issues that are crucial in the world at large. We have appointed Research Fellows in, among other things, Inequality, Prejudice, Punishment, Race, Representation, and Slavery. In this hour-long session three of those Research Fellows will talk about their work – Freddy Foks on Race, Tejas Parasher on (political) Representation, and Kate Herrity on Punishment. This will be an opportunity both to hear about their work and to question them on where they hope that their research will lead.