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  Prof Michael Goodman  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Enquiries and applications are invited for PhD project on the Cultural Geographies of Food.

Project should encompass one or more of the following themes:

• The cultural politics of food, humanitarianism and the environment;

• Covid and food systems and politics;

• Digital politics of food and environment;

• Celebrity and media politics of food;

• Food justice and food sovereignty.

Candidates are invited to contact Professor Mike Goodman,  to discuss ideas. If self-funding is not possible, Professor Goodman is keen to support the preparation of applications to the AHRC SWW DTP for an October 2022 (deadline January 2022) or an October 2023 entry.

About Human Geography at Reading: Prospective applicants would join a vibrant human geography research community. Human geographers at Reading are based in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science (GES), within the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES). The Human Geography Research Cluster (HGRG) focuses on addressing critical 21st Century challenges around human communities and their interactions with the environment within an increasingly globalised world. The Cluster foregrounds ‘real world’ relevance and stakeholder engagement, taking a highly interdisciplinary and participatory approach. The Cluster centres social impacts and research that is transformative for participants, communities, practitioners, policymakers, students, and other ‘publics’. Human geographers at the University of are also active in the Global Development Research Division. The division conducts research that promotes social justice and equality, while raising awareness of the global challenges surrounding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Candidates are required to have a first degree in Human Geography or a cognate subject, and ideally should possess a Master's degree relevant to the specific project they wish to pursue. 


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