The Centre for Media Research welcomes proposals for postgraduate research in the area of media, culture and post-conflict society. We are particularly interested in looking at new and emerging issues in Northern Ireland around race, class, gender and sexuality.
Northern Ireland is striving to rebrand itself as competitive and open for business after decades of civil strife and economic dependency. But the region is it rapidly losing the status of being a post-conflict society while economic austerity is perhaps proving fertile ground, not only for sectarianism, but racism also, with Northern Ireland’s growing immigrant communities suffering a dramatic rise in the incidence of hate crimes. Meanwhile devolution has made local politicians responsible for legislation on abortion and same-sex marriage, revealing the depth of dispute that exists between conservative and liberal forces in the region.
The CMR is also interest in comparative studies with other regions and countries that have been designated as post-conflict societies. Successful applicants will be called to interview for DEL and VCRS scholarships. Last year the University of Ulster funded 16 PhDs in the Arts Faculty, or approximately 50% of successful applicants.
The full prospectus and details of how to apply can be found by clicking here
If you would like to talk about your proposed research in this area please contact Dr Stephen Baker