Fully funded PhD at the University of Brighton, UK
Worth £60,000 over three years
Protest and Presence: The Political Voice of the Marginalised
The aim of this studentship is to explore the role of activism and protest as vehicles for marginalised voices to be heard. The selected project will investigate the impact of protest and activism upon democratic citizenship, public space, and minority representation, outside of conventional political channels. It will examine how the participation of marginalised voices helps to foster a sustainable social and political environment. It will also interrogate the risk that in the process of being included into the public sphere the political voices of the marginalised can become sidelined, co-opted or de-politicised.
Project supervisors: Dr Aidan McGarry, Prof Marie-Benedicte Dembour and Dr Raphael Schlembach
Deadline for application: 9th March 2016