New fully funded PhD opportunities at the University of Hull
A fully funded PhD scholarship (open to UK, EU and international applicants) that will provide for a rigorous assessment of the impacts of current bans on Child Labour with a particular focus on tea plantations in Malawi is open for applications (deadline 29th January 2020).
Please further circulate information about this new opportunity to interested candidates.
Please encourage any potential applicants to contact the lead supervisor Dr Elsbeth Robson directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD topic: ‘Unintended victims of humanitarian anti-slavery measures’
This PhD will research the impact of humanitarian anti-slavery measures on the livelihoods of the population groups these measures are intended to protect, especially those of children and young people. In response to global initiatives such as the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, recent legislation in some sub-Saharan African countries has sought to ban child labour in order to meet ethical and fair trade requirements.
This study will conduct fieldwork e.g. on tea plantations in Malawi to understand the impact of such bans on tea estates that no longer employ under-18 year olds.
The proposal is to research unintended consequences of legislation around child labour with suggestion of undertaking research in Southern Malawi tea estates:
Please note that the PhD studentship is part of a larger research cluster with the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) and there are two other PhD studentships available to research further aspects of unintended consequences of efforts to counteract modern slavery.
Further PhD opportunities for ESRC-funded studentships (UK and EU applicants only)
The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership https://wrdtp.ac.uk/ – a regional collaboration across Universities – and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC funded Postgraduate Scholarships.
The University of Hull can accept applications to Interdisciplinary Themed Pathways of ESRC training in the 1+3 (Masters and PhD), +3 (PhD only), for both full and part-time study. The Pathways and relevant subject areas at Hull are as follows:
- Cities, Environment and Liveability (CEL): History and Geography
- Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity (SMP): Geography
- Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CSDD): Geography
- Education, Childhood and Youth (ECY) Psychology
- Wellbeing, Health and Communities (WHC): Psychology
Candidates are strongly advised to contact a potential supervisor and to discuss your research proposal, well before you submit an application (deadline 29 Jan 2020). All applicants should submit a standard PhD application to the University of Hull. Shortlisted applicants will be aided to prepare an application to the DTP.
As a potential supervisor I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students interested in pursuing research in areas of development, feminist, children’s and youth geographies…and more.
Elsbeth Robson (email@example.com