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Funded PhD Studentships in UCL

By July 7, 2022No Comments

Please find below details of three new PhD Studentships in University College London as part of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant-funded project Regional Futures: Territorial politics of digitalisation-as-urbanisation in the global south. (www.regionalfutures.org

Led by Professor Ayona Datta, at UCL the Regional Futures project aims to examine how regional urbanisation is both a cause and consequence of the information revolution in the global south.

The students appointed will work closely with Professor Datta and the research team to design a PhD level research project within the scope of the grant, which will include at least one metropolitan periphery (Mumbai, Nairobi or Guadalajara) and at least one thematic focus (digitalising state, information infrastructures or territorial politics). They will be expected to work together as part of the project team and contribute to the project activities (workshops and team meetings) with other team members. They will be expected to undertake original research online and conduct in-person fieldwork which will include sustaining regular interactions across the team. They will also contribute to collection and analysis of data for the project in collaboration with other relevant team members. They will also have the opportunity to contribute to the dissemination of findings in appropriate academic and stakeholder settings and to attend regular departmental, faculty and UCL-wide research and teaching seminars, and will be supported by transdisciplinary collaboration in Urban Studies within and outside UCL.

The Studentships are funded for three years starting at £22,278 per annum, and ideal for those interested in urban and regional studies, with research experience in India, Kenya and Mexico.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st August 2022 at 5pm GMT. Studentships are expected to start in January 2023.

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