|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 - please see advert|
|Placed On:||21st March 2023|
|Closes:||1st May 2023|
Applicants are invited to apply for a three-year fully funded PhD studentship at Liverpool John Moores University, working as part of the Leverhulme Trust funded project, “Anxiety, Prejudice, Paranoia: Shaping British Intelligence Culture, 1880s-1920s”, to commence in June 2023.
About the project
This project examines how colonial anxieties, prejudices and trauma shaped the culture of Britain’s intelligence community during its formative period (1880s-1920s). This will be done via a methodology that combines the study of emotions and human experience (affective science) and collective biography (prosopography) to explore the emotional states and activities of a sample of individuals who, after experiences in the colonies, returned to Britain to work for the intelligence community. The project will also involve tracing how the development of a ‘paranoid style’ within the intelligence community affected threat assessment and operational norms.
This project has three key aims:
The project’s Principal Investigator (PI) is Dr James Crossland, who will act as the PhD candidate’s Direct of Study (DoS) for the duration of the studentship.
About the Role
The PhD candidate will develop a research question closely aligned to the project’s second key aim of tracing the evolution of ‘paranoid style’ within the British intelligence community. Using Richard Hofstader’s concept of ‘paranoid style’ as a theoretical basis, the PhD candidate will take an interdisciplinary approach to their research, combining colonial history with affective science and prosopography, to determine the extent to which a paranoid culture existed within Britain’s nascent intelligence community. As part of their enrolment, the PhD Candidate will become a member of Liverpool John Moores University’s Centre for Modern and Contemporary History (CMCH) and will be required to engage in research dissemination events hosted by the CMCH.
The Leverhulme Trust funding for this studentship covers:
The following must be provided:
The documents comprising this application must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on Monday 1st May. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed the week commencing 15th May.
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