PhD Scholarships/Graduate Research Assistantships at the University of Leicester

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PhD scholarships/ Graduate Research Assistantships at the University of Leicester

The Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester is pleased to offer two Graduate Research Assistantships for October 2013 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme.

These posts will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for four years and include an annual maintenance grant.

Graduate Research Assistantships allow you to fund your PhD study 
through part-time work with the University.

1. GRA and PhD scholarship in Media and Communication

The post is open to applicants wishing to pursue doctoral research in 
any area of media and communication studies that can be supervised by 
the Department's academic staff:

The Department of Media and Communication has an existing, successful 
group of three Graduate Research Assistants; this post replaces one of 
these who will finish their PhD in the summer of 2013 to sustain our 
complement. Members of the department make bids for the use of Graduate 
Research Assistant time, which are reviewed by the Research Director. 
Graduate Research Assistants are a valuable part of the Department's 
vibrant research culture.

Closing date: 28 February 2013

For more information see here:

2. GRA and PhD scholarship in Departments of Media & Communication and 

The post is open to applicants wishing to pursue doctoral research in 
the growing interdisciplinary area of Migration, Gender, and New Media. 
We welcome research proposals on any of the following themes:

the ways in which migration, gender, and communication technologies combine in areas such as the visibility and political participation of migrant groups; or, the area of transnational families and transnational care

the transformation of gender roles through migration

transnational political subjectivities and citizenship

cosmopolitanism, diasporas, and the circulation of symbolic forms

notions of home and identity, especially in the context of transnational communication

the role of communication technologies in sending remittances and the gendered dimensions of these processes

The empirical focus of the research is open to all regions or populations. We particularly welcome applicants who wish to develop comparative research or who wish to explore any of the above themes in the empirical context of Leicester as a multicultural city.

The successful applicant will be supervised by Dr Mirca Madianou 
(Department of Media and Communication) and Dr Leah Bassel (Department 
of Sociology).

The appointed Graduate Research Assistant will participate in the  development of the research project "Leicester in Austerity: Gender, 
Migration, and Mediated Visibility", led by the two supervisors, Dr Mirca Madianou and Dr Leah Bassel.

Closing date: 28 February 2013

More information can be found here:


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