Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Doctoral Scholarship in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews

Doctoral Scholarship in Social Anthropology
Centre for Pacific Studies, University of St Andrews

The St Andrews Centre for Pacific Studies invites applications from candidates with a doctoral research project in any field of Social Anthropology, with a regional focus on the Pacific. This fee waiver doctoral scholarship will start in September 2011 and cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £3,732 per annum) for three years.

The Centre for Pacific Studies has a growing body of Faculty, affiliated researchers, postdoctoral researchers and an international cohort of doctoral students. In 2010 we hosted the highly successful ESfO2010 conference 'Exchanging Knowledge in Oceania' which drew 240 delegates from across the world. CPS collaborates with the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group through exchanges and an annual 'North Sea, South Seas' research workshop. CPS has research expertise across the region, but most particularly in island Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. Centre member interests include exchange processes; secrecy and knowledge practices; the urban and narratives of nationhood; sociality, kinship and ideas of the person; mining and resource extraction; the analysis of ritual; property rights; the politics of vision; epistemology; gardening; money; institutional culture and cultures of incarceration; spatio-temporality as a dimension of human being; machine thinking; colonial and postcolonial governmentality; genetic engineering; loss and exile; ontogeny as an historical process; climate change.

Further information on the on-going research work and current doctoral student projects being conducted by the Centre for Pacific Studies can be found here: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/anthropology/centres/cps/

How to apply
To discuss proposed doctoral projects please contact either: Dr Tony Crook, Dr Adam Reed or Prof Christina Toren.

To be eligible for this scholarship, prospective students must have been offered a place on the doctoral programme by the closing date. Applications for admission can be submitted online at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/services/admissions/pgadmissions.html

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants should, in addition, contact Dr Tony Crook to outline their candidacy, and to submit the following: 1. a brief CV, 2. a brief research proposal, and 3. the name and contact details of one suitably qualified referee by the closing date of May 20th 2011.

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