PhD Studentship: Creative Transformations in Political Communication

University of Southampton - Winchester School of Art

We welcome applications from prospective PhD students wishing to work on questions of political communication and creativity. In particular, we are looking for someone interested in investigating the ways in which digital technologies (from gaming to digital affordances) are used to address one or more of the following questions: the democratic deficit, soft power and cultural diplomacy, the gender gap and identity politics, the crisis of political communication, citizen’s rights, activism, authoritarian states, surveillance and censorship, inequality and injustice

Supervisors: Dr Valentina Cardo and Associate Prof Seth Giddings

  • The successful candidate will start on 1 October 2018. The scholarship will offer full tuition fee and maintenance funding for 3 years. The doctoral stipend for 2017/18 is currently £14,000.
  • This studentship is only available for full time programmes and is open to applicants from the UK, the EU and overseas.
  • As part of the application you will be required to submit a CV, research proposal, degree certificate and transcripts, two academic references and proof of English language proficiency.
  • The deadline for applications is 15 February 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Interviews of shortlisted candidates are likely to take place in w/c 19 March 2018.
  • The awards will be allocated by end of April, with the outcome being communicated to the candidates in May.

If you wish to discuss any details of the studentship informally, please contact:

  • Postgraduate Research Admissions, Faculty of Business, Law and Art, Email: pgrapply.fbl@soton.ac.uk Telephone: +44(0)23 8059 2562.

To apply please follow the ‘Apply’ link on the following webpage:

PhD Fine Art/Design:  https://www.southampton.ac.uk/wsa/postgraduate/research_degrees.page   

Please mention reference FBLA-ART-005 in the scholarship section of your application.

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South East England