Techne Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) studentship
Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD, funded through the Techne DTP.
The research project will be undertaken in collaboration with Mermaids, one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, supporting thousands of gender diverse young people, as well as families and professionals involved in their care, since 1995.
The student will be based at University of Brighton with full access to the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender Research Creative Methods Lab, media equipment and other resources.
Project in brief
Growing resistance to trans human rights, paired with persistent racism towards GRT communities, positions GRT trans youth at interlocking axes of inequality. There is a distinct lack of research which explores the experiences of GRT trans young people, and their voices are rarely heard. This project will produce evidence on the lived experiences of GRT trans youth in the UK via a socially engaged participatory approach; identify patterns of gender representation in museum and heritage collections, displays and interpretation of material associated with GRT communities; and develop new interdisciplinary methods for researching with marginalised youth. Researching with GRT trans youth, the project will explore creative arts and heritage related activities to critically examine their imaginations of liveable lives, everyday resistances to racism and transphobia, and the affordances of community resilience.
The studentship start date is October 2022.
About AHRC-funded Technē studentships
Techne is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a new model for collaborative research skills training for research students across nine higher education institutions in London and the South East (Royal Holloway; Brunel University; University of Brighton; Kingston University; Loughborough University, London; Roehampton University; University of Surrey; University of the Arts London; and University of Westminster). Technē’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life.
Techne's vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life. Fully-funded studentships (stipend and fee waiver) will be awarded by technē to the best students put forward by its member universities. Successful applicants will benefit from a rich and diverse training programme with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education; and will be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the partnership. The techne training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by 13 partner organisations, including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and the Science Museum.
Location Brighton: City campus, and Mermaids UK
Themes Gender diverse youth | Gypsy, Romany, Traveller (GRT) communities | Arts, heritage and empowerment
Research Centre Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender (CTSG)
Deadline Monday 31 January 2022, 17.00hr
Interviews W/c 14 February 2022