U Greenwich: Refugee Student Integration (UK)

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PHD Studentship: A Linguistic Ethnography of Displaced and Refugee-Background Students’ Integration into Higher Education and University Life, Faculty of Health, Student Sciences, and Education, University of Greenwich, UK. Deadline: 2 September 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to design and conduct a linguistic ethnography study focussed on refugee-background students’ language learning trajectories and lived experience of educational transitioning in the context of UK higher education. The work to be undertaken is expected to: contribute to the field of adult language learning, particularly at advanced levels of language proficiency required for university-level studies, and produce new insights into how to best foster general and academic language development in disadvantaged learners throughout their higher education journey.

The PhD student will be supervised by Professor Gordon Ade-Ojo and Dr Erika Kalocsányiová from the Centre for Thinking and Learning in the Institute for Lifecourse Development.

U Luxembourg: Geography PhD Studentship in Migration (Luxembourg)

“Studentships“PhD Studentship in Geography (migration, mobility, integration, asylum), University of Luxembourg, Belval, Luxembourg. Deadline: none listed; posted 5 July 2022.

The successful candidate is expected to submit a PhD thesis after 3 years under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber. He/she will:

  • Conduct research in the frame of the PhD thesis
  • Write the PhD thesis in the field of migration, intra-European mobility, integration, asylum and/or reception
  • Participate in the UL Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Disseminate PhD results at international conferences
  • Support teaching in the Master in Border Studies and Master in Geography and Spatial Planning
  • Publish academic articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • Perform any other task within the framework of the position

Expected from you…

  • M.Sc. (or equivalent) in Geography, Border Studies, Migration Studies, or any other related field
  • Knowledge in the field of migration studies
  • Knowledge in the field of border studies would be an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience in qualitative research methods will be an asset

As the candidate will have to work in a multilingual context, he/she must be fluent in English (written and spoken) and French or German (written and spoken).

U London: Generation Delta Goldsmiths PhD Studentships (England)

“Studentships“Two Generation Delta Goldsmiths Ph.D. Studentships, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK. .Deadline: 10 June 2022.

The Graduate School at Goldsmiths, University of London, is very pleased to announce the call for applications for two fully funded Generation Delta Goldsmiths Studentships, for doctoral study. This initiative builds on and contributes to the recently launched OFS / Research England project Generation Delta: Building Routes into Professorship for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women  that is being led by Professor Farzana Shain and that seeks to redress barriers to access and participation in doctoral study for racialised students generally and women of colour in particular. While Generation Delta Goldsmiths Studentships are open to all eligible applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in any field of study, it is anticipated that at least one award will be made to a woman of colour who are the group most underrepresented nationally in terms of doctoral study and studentship funding.  Applicants must be new or continuing doctoral students who will not have completed more than 1 year Full-time or 2 years Part-time registration by September, 2022.

NOTE: This is one part of a larger project jointly with the Universities of Leeds, Plymouth, Reading, Sheffield and Sunderland, so they have additional studentships available.

Heriot-Watt U PhD Studentships: Languages & Intercultural Studies (Scotland)

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PhD Studentships 2022-23 in Languages and Intercultural Studies, 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 to start in September 2022. Studentships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend currently set at £15,609. The duration of the studentships is three years. The School of Social Sciences also offers a research support allowance. In addition, full-time scholarship holders are normally offered an opportunity to undertake a modest amount of paid teaching support each academic year.

Projects in areas related to language and intercultural studies include Multilingual intergenerational child language brokering across modalities. See detailed information on all potential projects.

King’s College: Africa International PhD Scholarships (UK)

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Africa International Postgraduate Scholarships 2022-23, King’s College London, UK. Deadline: 18 March 2022.

Applications are invited from international students from Africa for three full scholarships to undertake a full-time PhD at King’s College London starting in 2022/23. Funding is available for up to 4 years. The topic of the PhD must clearly be relevant to the continent of Africa.

Interdisciplinary projects are especially encouraged, and all projects must fall at the intersection of two or more of the following themes or disciplines:

  • Conflict, Peace and Security
  • Global Health
  • Development
  • Digital Technology

KU Leuven: PHD Researcher for Immigrant Integration (Belgium)

“Studentships“PhD researcher for The Integration Conundrum, KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: 28 February 2022.

The selected candidate is expected to prepare a PhD that fits within the research project ‘The integration conundrum: An intergroup relations perspective on majority support for inclusion versus exclusion of immigrant minorities.’ The project addresses ‘the integration conundrum’ as an important cause of public concern and political contention in today’s Europe and zooms in on the acculturation views of the majority: do majority citizens expect minorities to engage mainly or exclusively with the mainstream culture, with the heritage culture, or do they expect them to combine both cultures? The project aims to discover when and how intergroup fit and misfit on integration strategies will politicize and drive support for policy and political action. As such, the project aims to explain support for policies and actions that challenge the exclusion of immigrants and promote social change towards more equal and inclusive intergroup relations. For this project, survey data were collected among a random sample of the Belgian majority population (N = 1600). These survey data can be enriched with new (digital, geospatial, text and administrative) data sources and complemented with embedded experiments. The data is to be analysed with advanced statistical methods.

The researcher will team up with a large research group consisting of several PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and supervisors, working on related topics. In addition, the researcher will be involved in existing national and international research networks in the field of intergroup relations. The PhD candidate will be stimulated to present research output at international conferences and participate in seminars and (methodological) training activities. An international fellowship and participation in teaching activities are among the possibilities.

Beyond Borders: PHD Scholarships (Germany)

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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.

U South-Eastern Norway: PHD Research Fellow in International Management (Norway)

“Studentships“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.

Loughborough U: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Ed (UK)

“Studentships“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 Project: Media Tourism in China (The Netherlands)

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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.

 

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