Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender

Funded PhD Studentships: Sexuality and Gender Research in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences

We are delighted to announce another round of AHRC and ESRC fully-funded studentships at the University of Brighton through the TECHNE 2 and SOUTH COAST Doctoral Training Partnerships

CTSG provides an intellectual home to internationally-recognised scholars who work in a wide range of fields intersecting with the study of genders, sexualities and social change across the Arts & Humanities and the Social Sciences.

We are inviting prospective doctoral students who are interested in applying for studentships either through the AHRC TECHNE 2 Scheme or ESRC South Coast programme, with a focus on innovative and interdisciplinary gender and sexualities research.

The centre incorporates three key research themes:

  • LGBTQ lives research
  • Sex, sexuality and health
  • Digital sexualities

We are committed to cutting edge research and community engagement that impacts on policy and practice. Many of our researchers have a shared commitment to feminist, post-structuralist and queer theoretical approaches and use a variety of methodologies that are participatory, visual and creative.

The Centre has a thriving early career researcher community and students benefit from a rich programme of invited speakers, workshops, reading groups and networking events. We host several national and international conferences every year.

The Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender offers an opportunity to work with researchers specialising in gender and sexualities research across a broad range of subject areas, including:

  • Activism
  • Cultural studies and popular culture
  • Drama and sexualities
  • Early Modern sexuality and gender
  • Health inequalities
  • Human geography
  • Literature and film
  • Media studies
  • Sexual practices, identities and cultures
  • Sexualities, health & mental health
  • Social media
  • Social policy
  • Youth cultures, gender and sexuality

We welcome expressions of interest from potential applicants interested in pursuing PhD research in the areas listed above. You can find out more about the Centre members’ research expertise on our website.

PhD students will have access to the Research Centre’s own methodological space, The Creative Methods Lab, where researchers meet to develop and conduct research, using state-of the-art visual and audio recording equipment.

How to apply:

Enquiries can be made to Director of CTSG, Dr Olu Jenzen (o.jenzen@brighton.ac.uk), who can also help you identify a potential supervisor.

You can also make contact with a potential supervisor directly or contact the Research Centre via email: sexgencentre@brighton.ac.uk

The next opportunity to apply will be in 2020/21, but it is important to make contact with a potential supervisor as soon as possible. Announcements about this call will typically be available from October / November.

Types of funding:

Applicants need to meet AHRC / ESRC eligibility criteria for funding. The ESRC studentship also offers the option of a Masters+PhD route (1+3 funding).

Visit our main website for more information:

about the Centre

about Future Societies PhD studentship

about current CTSG PhD projects

about PhD funding at the University of Brighton

About upcoming events: follow us on Twitter @CTSG_Brighton

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