U New South Wales PHD Scholarships (Australia)

FellowshipsPhD Scholarship – Media and Social Justice. Up to 2 PhD Scholarships on the theme of Media and Social Justice may be awarded in the UNSW Scientia Scholarship scheme at the University of New South Wales (in Sydney, Australia). Expressions of Interest are due before 21 July, 2017. Prospective applicants should contact A/Prof Tanja Dreher for further details as soon as possible.

Research theme: 21st Century Media for Social Justice

Digital media have opened up unprecedented possibilities for marginalised communities to find a voice, speak up, and share stories. Indigenous and community media are developing rapidly, while digital media are being mobilised for advocacy with refugees and asylum seekers, and used by geographically dispersed communities to maintain long distance relationships. This project investigates the opportunities and challenges for marginalized voices to be heard in the age of digital media. Key questions include: 1. What are the impacts of Indigenous, refugee and community media, online and off? In particular, how do policymakers and mainstream media professionals ‘listen’ in response to Indigenous, community and refugee media? 2. How do new technologies enable the development of transnational cyberpublics, maintaining affective relations over distance and difference? 3. What are the opportunities and challenges for minority media producers in the age of digital disruption? 4. How does the changing media environment impact on mediated identities?

The Scientia Scholarship Scheme:

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme aims to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy.  The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants will apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination. The scheme is highly competitive across all disciplines at UNSW.