PhD Scholarship: Performance, Disability, ‘Wilderness’, University of Glasgow

Kelvin Smith PhD Scholarship, University of Glasgow

“Geodiversity and human difference: disability, landscape form and process”

This PhD project works across ecological performance, geomorphology, human geographies of exclusion, and sociologies of disability to develop new understanding and accounts of the relationships between humans and environments.

Using empirical testimony of people with a range of disabilities alongside provocative and performative occupations of dynamic and hard-to-access landscape geographies, the project will explore the experience of being disabled in wild places. Full project details and information about the funded scheme can be found here.

Person Specification: Open to home/EU and international/overseas students.

Applicants should normally have a first or upper second class degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. performance studies, geography, disability studies), have completed or be on course to complete a Master’s degree, and have experience of developing creative practice.

The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic about acquiring new skills in an interdisciplinary setting and have a strong interest in disability and environment. A demonstrated ability to work independently as well as to forge networks will be considered an advantage.

PhD Supervisory team: Deirdre Heddon (Theatre Studies), Hester Parr (Human Geography), Nicholas Watson (Strathclyde Centre for Disability Studies), Larissa Naylor (Geoscience)

Application details: Enquiries can be sent to
Applications must be submitted by Friday 22nd January 2016.

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