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Understanding Critical Communities On and Offline: Irish Feminist Networks in a Post-Repeal Era

  • Full or part time
    Dr H O'Brien
    Dr T Boland
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Post summary

Applications are invited for the position of PhD candidate for a 4-year funded project; ’Understanding Critical Communities On and Offline: Irish Feminist Networks after Repeal the 8th’.

This research project seeks to understand the formation and maintenance of critical feminist communities in the aftermath of the ‘Repeal the 8th’ campaign. This qualitative study will involve multiple research methods including documentary and digital analysis of feminist networks, and ethnographic interviews and observation. This project requires a researcher with an enthusiasm for cutting-edge social research and a well-developed understanding of the latest advances in qualitative research methods.

The scholarship will provide an annual stipend to the successful scholar of €12,000. A budget of €2,000 annually is allocated to cover materials, consumables and travel costs. In addition, an allowance of €4,500 per annum will be awarded to cover postgraduate tuition fees. Non-EU nationals will be charged at EU rates.

Standard duties and responsibilities of the scholarship
This fulltime scholarship runs for 4 years under a structured PhD format. Thus, the successful applicant is expected to be present at Waterford Institute of Technology to participate in structured PhD modules and to contribute 2 hours per week of departmental work activities as directed by the Department, in addition to their research duties.

The successful applicant will investigate feminist critical communities in Ireland to PhD standard. They will be expected to engage with relevant theory, review current literature, develop methodological design, carry out extensive documentary and digital analysis, and to conduct and analyse ethnographic research of the relevant communities.

The successful applicant will be expected to be ordinarily resident in the region of the South East, to contribute to academic culture at WIT, and to travel nationally and abroad to academic conferences and fieldwork events as required.

The successful applicant is required to apply at least once to the Irish Research Council under the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Programme or the Enterprise Partnership Programme or Employment Based Programme (or equivalent external funding agency) within the first 18 months of the award.

Funding Notes

This is a 4 year full-time structured PhD programme

Stipend: €12,000 p/a
Fees: €4,500 p/a
Research costs: €2,000 p/a

For any informal queries, please contact Dr. Hazel O’ Brien at +353 51 845539

For further information on this scholarship and how to apply, please visit View Website

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