3 fully-funded PhD studentships are available as part of a new Centre for Doctoral Research at Loughborough University.
Our Adventure mini-CDT PhD scholarships in feminist thinking, sexual politics and visual culture respond to this generation’s political-cultural challenge and celebrate adventure, risk, urgency and promise. Global complexities in academic, political, and artistic relationships between feminist praxis and culture are radically changing. Our scholarships support this movement and are based on feminist pedagogic principles, aiming to extend proven expertise into the new cultural sexual politics.
The supervisory group is committed to applying feminist thinking to theoretical and practice led research. We welcome proposals informed by (and informing) recent developments in the practices and theoretical frameworks of feminism, sexual politics, and visual culture. Applicants may have experience in- or out-side the academy, not only in the creative, performing and literary arts, politics and social science, but also in fields with strong investment in sexual politics and visual culture, such as medicine, robotics, or engineering.
See more at the website, including the potential supervisor pool which includes Gendered Lives members, Marsha Meskimmon, Hilary Robinson, Marion Arnold, Moya Lloyd, Ruth Kina, Line Nyhagen, Rachael Grew, Sarah Parker, Jennifer Cooke.
(Project 1) Spaces of (Mis)Rule: Feminism, Sexual Politics and Visual Culture
Activist movements like #metoo and #notsurprised have made public widespread sexual- and power-abuse across arts practices and institutions, shattering the image of these spaces as liberating, experimental, and interrogative of the status quo. How can we, as feminist theorists and practitioners, respond to this exposure and new cultural risks? How can the collective joy of activism work strategically to prevent backlash? How can new historiographies of these spaces, and creation of new spaces, aid our understanding of and resistance against systemic exploitation? What are the critical and practical implications for the places of arts education, production, exhibition, or performance?