PhD Studentship: Deportation, Detention and Migration, University of Leicester
School of History/Department of Sociology, University of Leicester
Closing date for applications: 5 December 2015
The successful applicant will register for a PhD, either in History or in Sociology, under the joint supervision of and Professor Clare Anderson (50%), in the School of History and Dr Leah Bassel in the Department of Sociology (50%)
We are looking for a highly promising student who will relish the opportunity of combining academic research on this topic with research assistance to Professor Anderson and Dr Bassel. We welcome applications from students with an understanding of the history and/ or sociology of deportation, detention and migration, and/ or related areas. Individuals with backgrounds in the broad subject area are encouraged to apply, including those with an interest in –
- ‘free’ and ‘forced’ migration, past and present (slavery, ‘trafficking’, migration/ exile as punishment);
- the gender, race and class dimensions of migration, coercion and confinement, and detention and deportation;
- tracing forms of resistance to coerced migration, detention and deportation in contemporary and/ or comparative, historical perspective;
- the presence of the past in contemporary pro-migrant and migrant-led social movements, particularly the absence or presence of the colonial legacy in discourses and practices of mobilisation.
The GRA will be expected to attend relevant training courses run for doctoral students by the School of History and/ or Department of Sociology, Graduate School and College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.
Entry Requirements: First Class or Upper Second Class BA (hons) degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in History, Sociology or a related discipline. Completion of a Masters degree in History, Sociology or a related discipline.
Available to UK/ EU and International (non-European) applicants – though note that the award covers tuition fees at the UK/ EU rate only. International applicants must demonstration at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates. Full time registration only. Available to start in January 2016.