The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark offers PhD Scholarship Within the Research Project “Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security” in 2020.
“Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security” addresses three themes: gender, security, and images. The project starts from a discursive conception of security, an understanding of gender as cultural, and the image as open to multiple interpretations. The overall research question of the project is: “How are gender-specific security problems constituted through images?” The project employs a mixed-method strategy and is organized around four subprojects.
These show the importance of historical context for how gender security problems might be shown, the relationship between levels of violence and gender representation in war photography, the way gender norms are reproduced or challenge in photographic images, and the possibilities of images to bring theoretical attention to “invisible” security problems.
Worth of Award
- PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
- The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay.
- The work obligation can include for instance teaching.
The following are the eligibility criteria;
- Preferred applicants will have an interest in questions related to conflict, gender, images, and photojournalism.
- They are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills and proven qualitative methodological qualifications.
- Experience in working with textual or visual discourse analysis is an advantage but not a requirement.
- They accept applications under the 5+3 PhD programme.
- Please note that students who are expecting to graduate this term and are awaiting the evaluation of their dissertation/master thesis may apply under the 5+3 programme.
How to Apply
The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below, and must include:
- Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
- Project description (max. 5 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
- Time schedule
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA)
- Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any).
Deadline: Application closes December 1, 2019, 23:59 Danish time.
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