PHD Scholarships at multiple levels, Borders, Migration, and Knowledge, Beyond Borders, Hamburg, Germany. Deadline: 1 March 2022.
Beyond Borders invites applications from Ph.D. students worldwide studying borders and bordering phenomena in different regions of the world. Both empirical research based on extensive fieldwork and projects centered on theoretical reflection are eligible for support. Innovative and challenging research questions as well as comparative approaches are highly welcome. There are Start-up scholarships, PHD Scholarships, and Dissertation completion scholarships.
The migration of people is intimately connected to the migration of knowledge and culture. However, strong international borders still define what is considered national literature, art, or history and which artists, writers, and thinkers from which parts of the world gain global recognition. We invite project applications that explore how national and international canons are produced and changed. Under what conditions do knowledge and culture circulate easily, and when are they blocked? What powers and interests are served when canons are defined? How do museums, universities, archives, and libraries change when traditional intellectual and cultural power centers are displaced or decentered?
Questions concerning borders, migration, knowledge production and circulation as well as social and cultural transfers across nations are the focus of the current call for applications for Ph.D. scholarships. They encourage applications for projects concentrating on following aspects, although other topics will also be considered: trajectories of migration and mobility of cultural and intellectual production; social and cultural dimensions of borders; cultural borders and their manifestation in arts and cultural production; circulation of ideas and knowledge; the changing understanding of the “national”; transnational and global cultural institutions and canons; decolonizing decoloniality – what is a decentered approach to producing, disseminating, teaching about and acting upon knowledge in more equitable ways.
PhD Research Fellow in International Management, School of Business, University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen, Norway. Deadline: 31 January 2022.
USN School of Business has a vacancy for a 100% position as PhD Research Fellow in Management from 01.08.2022. The position is located at the Department of Business, Strategy and Political Science. The place of employment is campus Drammen and the immediate superior is the Department Head. The appointment is for a term of four years with 25% workload consisting of teaching obligations and/or administrative tasks. It is a premise for employment that the PhD Research Fellow is enrolled in USN’s PhD-program in Management within three months of accession in the position.
The PhD-position is placed within the research group Organizing and Leadership at USN School of Business. Among other topics, the group holds an extensive research portfolio on international management. The PhD project will focus on the managing of inclusion/exclusion challenges and multicultural hybrid teams (virtual, physical, conceptual space, and solutions) in the context of new patterns of global mobility and forms of global work arrangements within multinational enterprises. Depending on the specific focus of the doctoral research fellow, the project invites for inclusion and integration of different bodies of literature in e.g. Business Ethics; International Business and International Management; International and Strategic Human Resource Management; as well as Expatriate Management. The project may be investigated from various methodological (i.e., qualitative, quantitative, multi- and mixed methods) approaches.
PhD Studentship: Intersectional Spaces of Sobriety and Academic Citizenship on UK University Campuses, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. Deadline: 1 September 2021.
Loughborough University is inviting applications from highly motivated and talented graduates for a full-time three-year (or part time pro rata) PhD studentship to undertake a research project on intersectional university spaces of sobriety and academic citizenship. The studentship is funded through the Mini-Centre for Doctoral Training (Mini-CDT)‘Unequal academic citizenship: opportunities and barriers to participation and inclusion of cultural diversity and intersecting identities in higher education,’ which will host six PhD projects in total. The university actively encourages applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who can bring their experiences and voices to the studentship and the Mini-CDT.
PHD position in the project “Media tourism in China: A local perspective,” Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Deadline: 7 February 2021.
The application is now open for a Chinese student who wishes to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) with a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
This PhD project seeks to answer the two following main research questions: How do locals perceive the representations of their places of residency in popular culture? How do these portrayals shape locals’ place-attachment, their self-identity and, also, their interactions with media tourists? China presents an excellent location to explore the above-mentioned questions due to the long tradition of media tourism in the country, the current boom of domestic popular media, and the lack of research that thoroughly explores the relationship between media representation and destination images in Asia.
Methodologically, the investigation will take a qualitative approach. Textual analysis will be used to analyze the mediated representations in a selection of popular culture texts filmed in well-established filming locations such as the Fujian Province. Participants will explore, for instance, which spaces have been represented and which ones have been excluded, and what type of locals have been portrayed and which ones have been left out. Focus groups and participatory methods (e.g. photo/video voice) will be used to reach a deep understanding about locals’ interpretations of those portrayals, as well as the consequences that these depictions have on their identities and on their relationship with media tourists.
PhD studentship in Language Sciences, at KU Leuven for a joint research project with U Melbourne, Leuven, Belgium & Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 24 December 2020.
The doctoral project that is to be carried out with KU Leuven as the host institution will analyze the policies, practices and effects of official translations that address culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Brussels. It will ascertain the provision of translation in public services in terms of numbers of translations, types of translations, target languages and types of administrations involved. It will identify the levels at which translation policies, both overt and covert, are formulated and enacted, how translations reach the various language communities, and the role of volunteer translation practices from NGOs and grassroots citizens’ initiatives in public services, particularly with respect to the reworking, re-narration and interpreting of information.
The candidate will select one or two language communities for detailed analysis of the reception processes, with particular attention to instances of trust and distrust in official behavior-change communication. The nature and topic of the communication will correspond to the issues of importance at the time of the study.
The research should lead to an evaluation of the way translation policies are formulated and enacted, with an assessment of their success in achieving trust relationships and influencing changes in behavior. At each stage of the research, comparison will be made with the same policies and practices in the city of Melbourne, with one year of the research being carried out at the University of Melbourne.
2 PHD Studentships, “The media portrayal of majority and minority groups,” at Technical University of Munich / TUM School of Governance, Munich, Germany. Deadline: 18 December 2020.
Both applicants will be core members of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “The media portrayal of majority and minority groups.” The group is newly funded by the German Research Foundation and led at TUM by Stefanie Walter. It aims at analyzing similarities and differences in the media portrayal of majority and minority groups by studying them comparatively.
Position 1: Focus on qualitative content analysis.
The position will focus on the project’s qualitative component with an emphasis on qualitative content analysis and methods. The doctoral researcher will be actively involved in the project’s research activities, including the design and implementation of studies. They will also be expected to help co-author articles based on this project for publication and have the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
Position 2: Focus on automated text analysis/computational social science content analysis.
The position will focus on the project’s quantitative component with an emphasis on automated content analysis and quantitative social science. The doctoral researcher will be actively involved in the project’s research activities, including the design and implementation of studies. They will also be expected to help co-author articles based on this project for publication and have the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
DPhil Studentship in Anthropology or Migration Studies, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford. Deadline: January 22, 2021.
Applications are invited for a DPhil studentship in anthropology or migration studies. This studentship will be for a maximum duration of 3 years and include a stipend and research expenses of no less than £36,000 per annum (with additional support during the fieldwork year). Starting in October 2021 this studentship will be within the framework of the European Research Council project “Emptiness: Living Capitalism and Democracy After (Post)Socialism.” Funding from the European Research Council means that applicants of all nationalities are eligible for this project. If/when Brexit occurs, the project will be supported by the UK Government under identical rules.
The DPhil student will be part of a research team led by Dr Dace Dzenovska and hosted by the University of Oxford’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society. Under the supervision of Dr Dace Dzenovska, the student will be responsible for developing and carrying out their own original project in Ukraine, Belarus, or Russia (other locations within the former socialist world may be considered) within the overarching analytical and methodological frame of the project. The student will also undertake collaborative work with other team members. The project will study the emptying cities, towns, and villages in Eastern Europe and Russia through the lens of “emptiness” as a concrete historical formation that has emerged in conditions when socialist modernity is gone and promises of capitalist modernity have failed.
5 Fully-funded PhD opportunities, Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, Coventry University, Coventry, UK. Deadline: 7 October, 2020.
The Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities (CAMC) at Coventry University invites applications for fully-funded PhD studentships within a dynamic, multidisciplinary research centre. CAMC is home to a vibrant research culture that weaves together three strands of scholarship: Critical Practices, Cultural Memory and Well-being and the Arts. They invite applications for five fully-funded PhD studentships, commencing in January 2021. Each project responds to the Covid-19 pandemic by seeking creative and innovative interventions into the cultural conditions produced by such crises historically, in the moment, and as they are likely to persist in and alter post-Covid experience.
The specific projects available are:
- Venice and its environments: navigating memory, culture and crisis
- Exploring healthcare workers’ experiences and ethical dilemmas faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic through arts-based practice
- Embodying loss: crafting the material in the time of pandemic
- Communicating COVID: messages from the Downing Street Briefings
- The role of design and usability in the adoption of digital self-management technology
PhD Studentships 2020-21 in Language and Culture, School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Deadline: 10 September 2020.
Heriot-Watt University’s School of Social Sciences is offering a number of full-time PhD studentships in the area of language and culture to start in January 2021. Studentships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend currently set at £15,285 for the academic year 2020-21. The duration of the studentships is three years. The School of Social Sciences also offers a research support allowance of £2,250 over the registered period of study. In addition, full-time scholarship holders are normally offered an opportunity to undertake a modest amount of paid teaching support each academic year. The School consists of the Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies, the Department of Psychology, and Edinburgh Business School. Research in language and culture is based around the Centre for Translating and Interpreting Studies and the Intercultural Research Centre.
Projects in areas related to language and culture include Translating global heritage: people, space, and memory.
PHD Studentship in Interdisciplinary Child Research, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Deadline: 31 August, 2020.
The PhD candidate will be part of the interdisciplinary research group WorldViews. WorldViews consists of researchers with backgrounds in education, sociology, anthropology, and interdisciplinary child and youth research. What we have in common is a genuine interest for social justice as well as a desire to understand and reveal power structures and marginalisation processes in formal and informal contexts. WorldViews seeks to contribute to increased knowledge and critical reflection surrounding socio-cultural discourses about childhood, youth, upbringing and family life. In our research, we explore children’s, youths’ and families’ encounters with hegemonic, normative and taken-for-granted sets of values, worldviews and knowledge systems. Through our research we aim to disclose how children and young people’s everyday lives are shaped by diverse understandings connected to class, ethnicity, gender, and generation, and examine processes and relations that create, preserve or reduce ‘othering’.
The PhD candidate will conduct research in the project Visualizing youth narratives: Empower Youth, Broaden horizons, Enhance intercultural encounters (ViYouth). ViYouth is an international and interdisciplinary project. The primary objective of ViYouth is to enhance transformative learning and critical reflection among diverse youth populations (aged 15 to 16) in Norway, the Netherlands, Chile and Brazil. The secondary objective is to develop a model of inclusive education, focusing on a sense of belonging, global citizenship and interconnectedness. The three overall aims are: 1) To empower youth by enhancing a sense of autonomy and protagonist participation in the creation of self-representations. 2) To foster transformative learning through intercultural understanding, appreciation and dialogue among youth. 3) To reduce the potentiality of ignorance, discrimination, racism and xenophobia among youth.