The School of Geography, University of Melbourne is currently seeking two students interested in completing a Ph.D. as part of the project ‘Be the Change You Want to See: Social Geographies of Youth Social Action in India.’
The project is funded by the Australian Government’s, Australian Research Council and commences in August 2017 (flexible).
The project will aim to understand the social action of young people in north India (field sites in Uttar Pradesh or Uttarakhand) with particular reference to the idea of “prefigurative politics,” popularly understood as “being the change you want to see in the world.”
Ideal candidates should have an interest in one of the following areas: human geography, anthropology, South Asian studies, youth studies.
Successful applicants will:
- Have experience in social science methodology (especially interviews and participant observation)
- Have an interest and preferably experience in South Asian society, scholarly debates, and youth studies
- An ability to speak Hindi or capacity and willingness to learn Hindi
- Copy of transcripts from previous degrees (Honors and Masters if applicable)
- Curriculum Vitae
- An example piece of academic writing
- A brief description of research interests
- A brief description their academic background and appropriate skills/training
Deadline: May 15, 2017