AHRC PhD Studentships at the University of Brighton

Research funding through TECHNE 

AHRC PhD Studentships at the University of Brighton

LGBTQ and Gender Research in the Arts and Humanities

The LGBT Queer Life Research Hub at the University of Brighton homes internationally recognised scholars and researchers who work in and across a wide range of disciplines and fields intersecting with the study of genders and sexualities.

We are committed to cutting edge research and community engagement that looks to work towards gender and sexual liberation and equality.

We are inviting prospective doctoral students who are interested in applying for a studentship in the Arts and Humanities with a focus on LGBTQ sexualities and gender research.

The LGBTQ Lives Research Hub offers an opportunity to work with scholars specializing in gender and sexualities research across a broad range of subject areas, including:

Cultural Geography

Media Studies

Social digital media cultures and industries

Cultural Studies and Popular Culture

Digital economy areas related to gender and sexuality

Drama and sexuality

Early modern sexuality and gender

Literature and Film


TECHNE is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The partnership will provide a unique graduate training experience by drawing together the best of traditional scholarship, history, theory and practice across seven higher education institutions in London and the South East (Royal Holloway, University of Brighton, Kingston University, Roehampton University, Royal College of Art, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London) with extensive collaboration from 13 world-leading partners such as the Natural History Museum, the V&A, the Science Museum, the BFI and the Barbican.

Fully-funded studentships (stipend and fee waiver) will be awarded by TECHNE to the best students put forward by its member universities. Successful applicants will benefit from a rich and diverse training programme with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education; and will be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the partnership. The TECHNE training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by its 13 partner organisations.

Please visit http://www.techne-research.co.uk to find out more. Further information can also be found on the University of Brighton website: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/research

How to apply:

We welcome expressions of interest from potential applicants interested in pursuing PhD research in the field of Sexualities, LGBTQ and Gender Studies at Brighton. Please send a short summary of your proposed project (500 words) and details of your qualifications to LGBTQ@brighton.ac.uk as soon as possible. The Research Hub will contact applicants to help liaise with potential supervisors and guide you in the submission of a formal application. The deadline for formal applications is the 23rd January 2015.

Potential Supervisors include:

Dr Kate Aughterson – English Literature

Dr Kath Browne – Human Geography

Dr Olu Jenzen – Media and Cultural Studies

Irmi Karl – Media Studies

Dr Jason Lim – Human Geography

Prof. Gillian Youngs – Digital Economy