[URBANTH-L] FUNDING: PhD studentship on 'Youth cultures in new urban places' (for UK/EU residents)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 12 11:53:37 EDT 2009

Message sent on behalf of Peter Kraftl (pk123 at le.ac.uk)

Apologies for cross-postings. I'd be grateful if you could forward this advert 
for a PhD studentship here at Leicester to any interested candidates. Please 
note that we're looking for students who already have, or are about to obtain, 
a Masters-level qualification.

ESRC-funded +3 PhD studentship on 'Youth cultures in new urban places'

Applications are welcome from eligible candidates for an ESRC-funded +3 PhD 
studentship. The PhD is attached to a three-year project exploring young 
people's experiences of new urban places (e.g. eco-towns and sustainable 
urban extensions). The successful candidate would be based within the 
Department of Geography at Leicester, working in new urban places in the 
East Midlands. 

The PhD will explore the processes, practices and places of young 
people's 'cultures' within new urban 'sustainable' communities in the context of 
recent urban expansion in the UK. The definition of 'culture' will be left open at 
the project's inception. However, cultural policies/practices may include: 
public/civic art; community centres; community festivals/events; informal 
gatherings. Within this broad context, the project will focus upon young 
people's creative agency and participation in the cultural life and lifestyles of 
new urban communities.

The precise project aims will be negotiated with the student. Only UK/EU 
residents may apply for this post, but for detailed eligibility information and 
further details about the PhD please follow the link below and/or contact the 
Principal Supervisor for the PhD, Dr Peter Kraftl: pk123 at le.ac.uk; or +44 (0)
116 252 5242.

The PhD is available to start from 1st May 2009 or as soon as possible 

Link to further details: http://www.le.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/a&r.html

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