PhD Studentship available in Sociology at Westminster
We are pleased to offer a PhD Studentship, consisting of a fee waiver and annual stipend of £16,000 for three years. The Studentship will commence in January 2016, and is available to applicants with a Home fee status only (usually defined as applicants from the UK and EU).
Over the past two decades there has been a considerable expansion of interest in evening and night-time economies. This growing body of work has emerged out of a number of disciplines, in particular criminology, sociology, geography, cultural studies and town planning. While much of the scholarship on the night-time economy has focused on young consumers in town and city centres, the dynamics of race and cultural difference have been relatively under-researched. This project provides an important opportunity for a qualitative focus on race and ethnicity in the night-time economy of London, a complex and diverse global city.
Possible topics might consider (but not be limited to):
- embodiment, affect and emotion
- space, dwelling and materiality
- cosmopolitan and transnational engagements
- whiteness and late-night leisure practices
- non alcohol-related leisure practices
- suburban night-time economies
- late-night workers and cultural producers
Dr Adam Eldridge and Dr Ben Pitcher will supervise the thesis.
Applicants should normally have a minimum classification of 2.1 in a Bachelor Degree or equivalent and preferably a Master’s degree. Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency normally defined as IELTS: 7.0 (overall score with not less than 6.5 in any of the individual elements).
The application should include a research proposal of 2,500-3,000 words. Guidance on how to write a research proposal.
Dr Adam Eldridge email@example.com
5pm, 30 October 2015.Note that this has been readvertised with a new deadline of 25 Feb. More information here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMX026/phd-studentship-race-in-londons-night-time-economy/