PhD Studentship: Women and the History of International Thought

University of Sussex - School of Global Studies

Project description

The PhD researcher will recover and evaluate women’s contributions to the International Relations discipline in the United States, from the end of World War I until 1979. Although disciplinary history is a growing field, there are currently no histories of women in the IR discipline. Hence, the PhD will address a significant gap by covering IR’s most influential location. The PhD researcher will undertake nine months of research training and gaining knowledge of American IR history and theory and women’s intellectual history and undertake six months research in the United States examining US-based university archives and personal papers, and conducting interviews.

The Studentship covers full-time UK/EU tuition fees, plus an annual maintenance stipend of £14,553 for up to four years. The maximum period of registration is four years and funding beyond Year 1 is dependent upon satisfactory progress. You will also have access to travel funds for archival research in the United States as part of the Leverhulme project research.

Application procedure

Please apply using the standard online PhD application procedures as follows:

Applicants should have an outstanding record (ideally, though not necessarily) in the field of International Relations or History at both undergraduate and MA level and be resident in the UK/EU.

Please indicate the name of the scholarship and mention Professor Patricia Owens and Dr. Katharina Rietzler as the proposed supervisors.  Remember to include a CV and detailed covering letter explaining how your experience, interests, and vision for the project equips you to carry out the research.

In the first instance, please apply for International Relations in the School of Global Studies as the PhD degree. This will be revised later if you wish to pursue a History PhD.

Further information

To make an enquiry or for further information, please contact Professor Patricia Owens on or Dr. Katharina Rietzler

The closing date for applications is 14th February 2018.  Interviews will be held in Mid March, with a view to a September start.

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