PhD Scholarship Opportunity
The Intersections of Masculinities, Sexualities and Migration
University College Dublin (UCD)
UCD College of Social Sciences and Law, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. Dublin, Ireland http://www.ucd.ie/socialpolicyworkjustice/study/graduateprogrammes/phdsocialpolicysocialworkandsocialjustice/ernestoscholarship/
If you have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme which focuses on the intersections of Masculinities, Sexualities and Migration, you could be selected to receive a scholarship, covering full tuition fees and a stipend for a four-year PhD scholarship at the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s global university which is a world-leading centre for education and research in the social sciences and related disciplines. This PhD scholarship aims to provide one student who has great potential and very strong analytical skills, the opportunity to work within an exciting multidisciplinary research field. We invite applications for the PhD programme, starting September 2020. On completion of the PhD, the successful candidate will earn a PhD in Social Justice from University College Dublin. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila.
How to apply
The PhD has a commencement date in September 2020. The application must be submitted via email to [email protected]
no later than March 1, 2020, 23:59 Irish Time, and must include:
• Proof of English proficiency (6.5 IELTS minimum)
• Diploma and Transcripts of academic records (undergraduate and postgraduates)
• Research proposal (3,000 words maximum, not including references, See guidelines HERE)
• Personal Statement (1,000 words)
• Letters of recommendation (Two)
Applicants will be assessed by an authorized appointment committee and will be notified about the committee’s final decision.
Find out more
For more information about the structure of the PhD programme in Social Justice please consult the School website: http://www.ucd.ie/socialpolicyworkjustice/study/graduateprogrammes/phdsocialpolicysocialworkandsocialjustice
About the School
The School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice is part of the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law and operates a Structured PhD programme. This programme has proven to be highly successful and enables our PhD candidates to gain the best possible experience of graduate research and training. The School hosts two complementary Research Centres, namely Gender, Feminisms & Sexualities (website: https://cgfs.ie/) and the Equality Studies Centre (website: http://www.ucd.ie/socialpolicyworkjustice/research/institutesandcentres/equalitystudiescentre/
) and most academics are also affiliated with the Geary Institute (website: http://www.ucd.ie/geary/
) which is a centre of excellence for policy-relevant, theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded research. Overall, the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice has been consistently ranked among the top 100 social policy departments globally (QS World University Ranking 2016-2019).
About the lead investigator
Dr. Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila is an Assistant Professor/Ad Astra Fellow at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. By background he is a medical anthropologist with a PhD from Columbia University, New York. His research expertise spans the topics of Masculinities, Migration, Sexualities and Global Health based on research undertaken in Latin America, Ireland, and the USA. His latest publications include Unsustainable Institutions of Men: Transnational Dispersed Centres, Gender Power, Contradictions (Routledge 2019) and Being a Man in a Transnational World: The Masculinity and Sexuality of Migration (Routledge 2014). He has previously taught at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Georgetown University, Washington, DC; and at the University of the Philippines, Manila. https://people.ucd.ie/ernesto.vasquezdelaguila