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Working with young people on embodiment, “wellbeing” and identity - explore young people’s experiences with/in their bodies from an intersectional sociocultural perspective

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the SHORE & Whāriki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University exploring young people’s experiences with embodiment in relation to “wellbeing” and identity.

This three-year scholarship includes a tuition fee waiver plus a stipend of NZ $25,000 per annum. The candidate will be based at the SHORE and Whāriki offices in central Auckland, New Zealand.

To apply, please send a covering letter, curriculum vitae and two recent examples of your written work by email to Octavia Calder-Dawe before 15th February 2019.

The project:

The visible body is a canvas onto which varied and inequitable social expectations are projected (in the form of racism, sexism, ageism, ableism and so on). An “embodiment approach” to research makes embodied experience a starting point for investigating and contextualising personal experience in light of wider questions of power, health and social justice.

This qualitative project will explore young people’s experiences with/in their bodies from an intersectional sociocultural perspective. Precise details of the project will be developed in collaboration with the successful applicant. The scholarship must be taken up by 1st of July of 2019.

Eligibility for the scholarship

It is expected that the candidate will hold an Honours or Master’s degree in a social science discipline relevant to the topic area, including but not limited to psychology, sociology, gender studies or geography. Applicants must meet the criteria for entry into Massey University’s PhD programme and have a grade average sufficient to be eligible for a PhD scholarship (i.e. a GPA ≥ 7). We welcome applications from local and international students.

If you have any questions, please contact the Primary Supervisor:

Dr Octavia Calder-Dawe

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