Heriot-Watt University:PhD scholarships 2021-22

Heriot-Watt University offers:

Language and Intercultural Studies PhD scholarships 2021-22

Syrian identities in the UK.  (SoSS-2021-018)

Supervisory team:  Dr Lina Fadel & Dr Katerina Strani

Research Centre:  The Intercultural Research Centre.

This project, located in the area of refugee and migration studies, will explore the theme of ‘Syrian Identities in the UK’. Sub-themes can include but are not limited to:

  • Diasporic identities and their relationship to place.
  • (Dis)placement, resettlement, liminality and post-traumatic identity formation.
  • Community and place-making.
  • Syrians’ concept of ‘home’ in the context of displacement.
  • Memory, nostalgia and the language of recollection among the Syrian diaspora.
  • Race, ethnicity, othering and their roles in Syrian refugees/migrants’ identity negotiation and formation.

Candidates are encouraged to consider theoretical frameworks such as critical race theory, postcolonial theory or feminist theory/gender and intersectional perspectives.  This project should be undertaken using ethnographic methods or mixed qualitative methods such as narrative, visual, textual analyses, interviews or participant observation.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Lina Fadel (lina.fadel@hw.ac.uk)

More information is on the direct link.