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PhD Studentship: Tropical Apocalypse: Reimagining Potential Caribbean Futures from Colonial Histories of Resistance

University of East Anglia

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Norwich
Funding for: International Students
Funding amount: 15,609 per year in 2021/22
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 18th November 2021
Closes: 19th January 2022
Reference: MCMAHON_AMA22CDCC

Background:

The Critical Decade for Climate Change offers an opportunity to develop a global response with environmental justice, human rights, and resistance at its centre. To achieve this, we must explore and understand the relationship between diverse conceptualisations of climate change, colonial histories, and divergent ideological, epistemological, and theoretical imaginaries. Contemporary Western and western-informed climate change discourse tends to be conceptualised in apocalyptic Judeo-Christian terms with the climate crisis the ultimate destruction. The finality of this leaves little hope and negates that the colonised world has already experienced such end of days (and for many years the effects of climate change) and has long developed creative and theoretical forms of resistance as imagined alternative futures.

This project focuses on the Caribbean region as a case study exploring twenty-first century modes of imagining climate change in the (post) colonial context to investigate the relationship between Caribbean histories of colonisation and exploitation, concomitant narratives and theories of climate change, climate crisis, resilience and response. Through engaging with histories, stories and practices of resistance across the Caribbean, the project seeks to uncover and examine the ways in which alternative imagined futures to those of the dominant climate change discourse empower communities impacted by climate change in the present.

Research methodology:  

Humanities and social science methods (e.g. historiography; cultural criticism; narrative approaches; arts-based methods; interviews; participatory methods)

Training:

You will benefit from training to help you develop your academic rigour and research project management. You will specifically receive training in qualitative methods, interview methods and coding, ethics, narrative analysis, and participatory methods. In addition, you will have access to post-graduate professional development programmes from the faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences.

Person specification: 

Applicants will have a strong degree and masters in a relevant subject (e.g. Caribbean Studies, Literary Studies, Historical Studies, Cultural Studies, Philosophical Studies, Environmental History, Environmental Humanities International Development, Development Studies) and some experience of interdisciplinary work. We welcome proposals for a comparative study investigating experiences across the different colonial histories of the Caribbean region.

Primary Supervisor: Dr Wendy McMahon

Start date: 01/10/2022

For more information on this project, please visit http://www.uea.ac.uk

Additional Funding Information

Successful candidates will be awarded a 4-year studentship covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend (£15,609 per year in 2021/22) and funds to support the research project and associated training. Additional funds are not available to assist with relocation or visa costs.

We anticipate that up to two awards will be made to international students for October 2022 entry.

Part-time studentship awards are subject to approval by the Leverhulme Trust. 

For more information about the ‘Critical Decade’ programme click here.

This project has been selected for the Critical Decade for Climate Change programme, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview, to be held late February/early March 2022. 

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