Fully funded PhD opportunities in Law and Sexuality

  • 19 Feb 2020 17:22
    Message # 8756951
    Susana Arrese (Administrator)

    Funded PhD opportunities in Law and Sexuality
    at the UCD School of Sociology in Dublin, Ireland

    The School of Sociology at the University College Dublin is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for Ad Astra PhD Scholarships.

    The Ad Astra scheme involves students working under the supervision of an Ad Astra Fellow at the School of Sociology in the University College Dublin, Ireland. It comprises an annual stipend of €18,000 and an allowance of up to €4,000 per annum for research costs, as well as a full fee-waiver. Scholarships are available for a period of up to 4 years, and annual renewal is subject to satisfactory progress being made. More information: www.ucd.ie/…/stu…/graduateprogrammes/adastraphdscholarships/

    Apply for this PhD scholarship to study law and sexuality:
    Sociological Approaches to Law and Sexuality, under the supervision of Dr Alexander Kondakov (alexander.kondakov@ucd.ie).

    Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2020
    Start date: September 2020

    The sphere of sexuality has been a highly regulated domain and has featured outdated criminal prohibitions of some sexual actions to more recent regulations of personal intimate relationship with the tools of marriage law. Sociological approaches at the intersection of legal and gender/sexuality studies aim at uncovering the power relations that inform, reinforce, and shape these normative enunciations. These approaches include queer criminology, law and society studies, feminist legal studies, and many others. The tools offered by these approaches make it possible to critically analyse such topics as hate crime against LGBT people, same-sex marriage arrangements, or violence in queer families, and applications are invited in these or related fields.

    Application details are available on the main School of Sociology PhD page:

    Closing date for applications: 31 March 2020

    Documents Required for the Application Process:
    - Cover letter outlining the candidate's reasons for choosing to apply to UCD School of Sociology and our research programme
    - Comprehensive research proposal
    - Curriculum vitae / resumé
    - Transcripts (notarised English translations, as well as the original transcript where relevant) giving details of all courses taken and examination marks obtained.
    - Two academic references
    - Writing Sample
    - Evidence of English language proficiency
    - Copy of birth certificate or relevant pages from the candidate's passport

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