Fully-funded PhD study at Birmingham City University: LGBTQ teaching row
BCU School of Social Sciences has secured funding for an excellent
candidate to work on an interdisciplinary research project entitled
‘What can we learn from the LGBTQ teaching row in Birmingham?’
Birmingham has hit the headlines because of protests against the
inclusion of same sex relationships in sex and relationship education in
schools. This PhD aims to understand the debates, the anti-LGBTQ
rhetoric, their effects on LGBTQ people (including hate crime), as well
as teachers’ confidence in incorporating LGBTQ content into their
Candidates with the ability to analyse the teaching row in Birmingham in
an international perspective, taking into account the ongoing
fundamentalist, anti-gender and anti-LGBTQ campaigns in other countries,
are strongly encouraged to apply.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS ARE:
* A minimum of 2.1 UK UG degree in a relevant subject (eg psychology,
sociology, politics) or the overseas equivalent
* Undergraduate level qualifications in qualitative methods and
quantitative statistical analysis
* Effective oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work as a member of a team with shared goals
* Interpersonal skills: ability to relate to others with tact and
SUPERVISORY TEAM: Dr Lesley Storey, Dr Piotr Godzisz, Dr Keeley Abbott__
The funding consists of a tax-free stipend paid monthly and has a
current value of £15,285 per annum. The bursary is renewable annually
for up to 36 months in total, subject to you making satisfactory
progression within your PhD research.
Successful applicants for our funded PhD studentships will receive a
tax-free research stipend that tracks UK Research Council rates
(currently £15,285) and a fee waiver to the value of Home / EU student
PhD fees (currently £4,407).
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 23.59 ON SUNDAY 31 MAY 2020.
This is an important area of research and a rare opportunity. I would
appreciate if you could help us reach interested people.