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PhD Studentship Opportunity in ’Young people’s lives in the #MeToo era: Sexual relationships, violence and harm’

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  • Full or part time
    Dr E Setty
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

A cross-cultural project exploring young people’s perspectives on #MeToo and equivalent movements in different cultural contexts, and the ways in which such movements are shaping and impacting upon their knowledge and attitudes about sexual relationships, violence and harm.

The University of Surrey and the University of Wollongong are advertising the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) studentship joint-dual degree scheme, where you can study for a PhD at both universities while receiving a generous fee waiver and stipend. The Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey and the School of Health and Society at the University of Wollongong are welcoming applicants for a project exploring young people’s lives in the #MeToo era. Movements like #MeToo have had undeniable impacts on narratives surrounding sexual relationships, violence and harm, and have spurred ongoing forms of action and activism around the world.

Young people are at the forefront of both these impacts and efforts. The studentship will take a qualitative approach to exploring young people’s perspectives on these movements, from a cross-cultural perspective. Not only will the studentship involve analysis of the UK and Australian context, but also the Brazilian context which has its own particular forms and realities of these movements (e.g. #MyFirstHarassment).

The research aims for the studentship are as follows:
• To explore young people’s (varied) perspectives on the nature, meaning and impact of movements like #MeToo across the UK, Australian and Brazilian cultural contexts;
• To explore the youth-involved/led action and activism related to these movements across the different cultural contexts;
• To explore the impact these movements have had on young people’s knowledge and attitudes about sexual relationships, violence and harm, and on respectful relationships education in schools and other contexts; and,
• To explore ways of working with young people to harness and capitalise upon the potential for these movements to generate positive, progressive change in young people’s sexual and relational cultures.

Interested candidates should in the first instance contact Dr Setty and/or Dr Loney-Howes:

Dr Emily Setty
Lecturer in Criminology
University of Surrey
[Email Address Removed]
https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/emily-setty

Dr Rachel Loney-Howes
Lecturer in Criminology
University of Wollongong
[Email Address Removed]
https://scholars.uow.edu.au/display/rachel_loney-howes

This is a three year project, commencing in July 2020 at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Entry requirements:
Applicants should have Undergraduate and postgraduate degree in relevant social science discipline (e.g. Criminology, Sociology, Psychology) or other related discipline (e.g. Law, Politics).

How to apply:
Interested candidates should in the first instance contact Dr Setty and/or Dr Loney-Howes. You will need to apply to the PhD programmes both at Surrey and Wollongong and complete a separate funding application form. Full details can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships/ugpn-studentship-joint-dual-degree-scheme

Funding Notes

Successful applicants will be funded by the University of Surrey and the University of Wollongong through the UGPN joint-dual degree scheme.

Please see the following website for further information, eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships/ugpn-studentship-joint-dual-degree-scheme



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