PhD Studentship available: Geographies of Democracy

Details here (or here) of a PhD Studentship available at the University of Exeter to work with me in the broad area of ‘Geographies of Democracy’. Do please either pass this on to any likely interested candidates, or contact me with any questions. Deadline for applications is 27th March 2014. Here is the blurb:

Applications are invited for one fully funded three-year doctoral studentship in Human Geography at the University of Exeter, under the supervision of Professor Clive Barnett, commencing in September 2014.

The substantive focus of the studentship is expected to be in the broad area of Geographies of Democracy; applicants are invited to define their own focussed research project in this area. Indicative topics include research on contemporary urban politics, the politics of public space, geographies of social movement mobilisations, and the geographies of political parties and elections. The student will be a member of the Spatial Responsibilities Research Group in the Department of Geography.

Candidates must have (or be about to complete) a research Masters degree in a relevant social science or humanities discipline (e.g. Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, Development Studies, Politics and International Relations), or be able to demonstrate equivalent research training. Personal qualities should include the ability to work independently and the motivation necessary to complete a PhD in three years.

The studentship is open to UK and EU students, and covers cover both full-time tuition fees at home and EU rate, and a £13,863 tax-free stipend p.a.

Closing date for applications is 27th March 2014.