One area in which recent years have seen insights from a number of these disciplines converge and overlap is that on infrastructure and urbanization. As cities are increasingly understood as sites through which planetary futures are being made and remade, so there appears some utility in using “infrastructure” as a means of understanding contemporary urbanization.
The PhD research projects
This offers students the opportunity to apply for a project with a strong supervisory team both in Manchester and in Toronto.
Registered at the University of Manchester, PhD candidates will begin their PhD in Manchester and will then spend at least 12 months in Toronto. The amount of time spent at each university and in each city will be dependent upon the project and candidates will work with their supervisory team in the first year to set out its structure.
To apply for one of these studentships, please email the main supervisor listed below. They will talk you through the recruitment process. Each project will nominate one student by the closing date of Friday 25 February 2021. Not all nominated students will be funded, unfortunately.