University of Newcastle Ph.D. Scholarship in Youth and the Body, 2017

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE 15th September 2017

A PhD Scholarship is available through the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle for a student to investigate youth and gender under the supervision of Dr Julia Coffey.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle is seeking applicants for a PhD in Sociology.

The PhD is associated with Dr Julia Coffey’s qualitative research projects in youth, the body, and gender.

These projects are aimed at:

  • exploring the dynamics of youth embodiment in relation to work and study;
  • socialities and relationships on- and off-line;
  • body image and wellbeing; and
  • intersecting inequalities including gender, sexualities, ethnicity, and class.

The successful applicant will be awarded a University of Newcastle Early Career Research Higher Degree Research Scholarship (ECR HDR) which includes a stipend for 3 years.

This scholarship is available to International and Domestic applicants. A strong interest in gender studies, social theory, and intersectionality is preferred.


The value of this scholarship is $26,682 per annum in 2017, indexed in January each year. The scholarship is for a period of three years, with the possibility of a six-month extension.


The candidate will need to have completed a major in Sociology and Honours in Sociology with High Distinction or First Class average. Minimum eligibility criteria: GPA of at least 5.25 out of 7, English Proficiency, Honours Class One or equivalent. This Scholarship is open to domestic and international students.


Applicants are advised to contact Dr Julia Coffey.

Contact: Dr Julia Coffey
Ph: +61 2 43484081

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