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[Commlist] Mobile People: PhD Studentships

Mon Jan 14 19:17:49 GMT 2019

*Mobile People: Studentships*

*Deadline for applications is 31 January 2019.*

Queen Mary University of London Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (QMUL-LTDS) programme


Co-directed by Professors Engin Isin and Kimberley Hutchings QMUL-LTDS will involve 21 PhD research projects (2018-2023) concerned with how the world is being dynamically constituted by mobile people in active and novel ways and how this affects fundamental social and political institutions. Its aim is to generate theories, concepts, methods, and data that are necessary to understand mobility as a way of life – not as an exception but as an emerging norm. Current research demonstrates that developments in human mobility are interrelated with the ways in which they are studied, interpreted, documented, and managed. Thus, thinking about mobility as a way of life entails reflexivity about the processes of producing knowledge about mobile lives in an increasingly mobile world: how we study, manage, govern, and imagine it.

The QMUL-LTDS programme is organised according to thematic priorities which reflect established expertise at QMUL. These themes (boundaries, generations, environment, health, identities, language) will be studied in relation to the impacts of mobility as a way of life on social and political institutions (citizenship, democracy, nationality, and security). The organisation of the programme is guided by the principle that institutions such as citizenship (membership, rights, obligations), democracy (representation, participation, government), nationality (sovereignty, state, territory), and security (authority, legality, threat/protection) are undergoing profound transformations. These transformations are shaped by and reshape the articulation of spatial relations (boundaries), temporal relations (generations), meanings of place from world to home (environment), definitions and experiences of well/ill-being (health), dispositions and behaviours (identities), and communication and speech (language).

To apply visit the ‘How to apply’ page and also consult the 'Studentships' page for specific requirements for the QMUL-LTDS scheme,

As QMUL-LTDS is an interdisciplinary programme, you are encouraged to identify two potential supervisors from two different schools (disciplines) including the Schools of Politics and International Relations (IR), Business and Management, Economics and Finance, Languages, Linguistics and Film, Geography, Psychology (SBCS), History, and Law.

Applicants are encouraged to contact their potential supervisors in advance of making a formal application. However, a formal acceptance by the supervisor is not a requirement for making an application via the online system.

A list of potential supervisors participating in the programme is available as follows:!Ajlal18zh6_oqEQR2q3BeyEVduCp

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