PhD Studentship at UCA – Race, Gender, and Sexuality in British Photography, 1980s-2000s

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This studentship is offered in conjunction with UCA’s Fast Forward project, led by Professor Anna Fox. Proposals are invited for an archive-based research project investigating transformations in representation of race, gender, and sexuality in work by generations of British photographers active from the 1980s to the 2000s. The PhD project will examine socio-political dimensions of the relationship of these practices to society and education, giving the successful candidate the opportunity to engage with less well-known archives of work by, e.g., Emily Anderson, Roshini Kempadoo, Tessa Boffin, Joy Gregory and Eileen Perrier.

The studentship package includes a fee waiver for three years’ full-time study, and a stipend of £17,688 each year for three years (or equivalent for part-time study for Home students). The studentships recognise excellence in research and are highly competitive and limited in number.  Applicants whose application passes an initial review will be invited to interview. Applicants who are successful at interview and offered a place will be put forward for consideration for the Vice Chancellor’s Studentship awards. Studentship decisions are based on the relevance of the research proposal, and performance at interview.

Those applying for a studentship or other funding must apply by 17 April 2023.

Decisions on studentship awards will be announced by 30 July 2023.

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