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Negotiating the Labyrinth (RDF20/BL/LHRM/HUSSEIN)

Project Description

Recent work in Gender and Organisation Studies highlights the silencing and marginalisation of voice from those considered ‘other’ within organisational systems. This ‘otherness’ underscores the intersectional foundations of vulnerability for the individual and the problematising of spaces in which they are negotiating and working. There are calls for work to open-up organisational systems to scrutiny alongside creating a platform for marginalised voices previously excluded. Responsible businesses practice a duty of care to their employees and thus increasingly need to be aware of both systemic and personal acts of violence against vulnerable employees and adopt practices to prevent these.

Drawing on the insights generated by this approach, theoretical and empirical work at Northumbria University has advanced understanding of gender based violence within work spaces through looking at systems at institutional, organizational and individual levels. Within Organizational Studies research has been conducted on the silencing of women and marginalised people, how marginalised people are excluded from work and education spaces and on toxic masculinity. The supervision team are part of a multi-institutional, cross-European consortium bidding for research funding from EC H2020 Horizon to further advance research on gender based violence in work spaces and the policy implications.

This research project aims to advance established work through an empirical enquiry into the justice system, looking predominantly at the court and prison context to research victims’ experiences. This will explore the impact that the context has on marginalised and excluded voices of vulnerable people attempting to navigate the justice system. Their voices will be heard as signposts marking paths that are being negotiated through the system and highlight necessary change needed to attend to issues embedded within the system.
Proposals should specify an appropriate theoretical framework (qualitative), indicate empirical context and outline research methods.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Please note eligibility requirement:

- Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
- Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
- Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria or elsewhere.

For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see:

Please note: Applications that do not include a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words (not a copy of the advert), or that do not include the advert reference (e.g. RDF20/…) will not be considered.

Deadline for applications: Friday 24 January 2020.

Start Date: 1 October 2020.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Funding Notes

The studentship is available to Students Worldwide where a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates (for 2019/20, this is £15,009 pa) and full fees.

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