Anarchism: PhD Studentships

Call for Applications, Loughborough University
The Department of Politics, International Relations & European Studies at Loughborough University (GB) invites applications for three Studentships to undertake doctoral research from July/October 2007 in any area related to the Department's research interests.

Dr Ruth Kinna and Dr Dave Berry would like to hear from anyone interested in studying for a PhD in any area related to anarchist history, politics or theory.

Ruth Kinna is a Senior Lecturer in Politics. She has published notably on William Morris and Peter Kropotkin, and is the author of 'Anarchism: A Beginner's Guide' (Oneworld, 2005); she is an editor of the journal 'Anarchist Studies' and is a founder member and convenor of the Anarchist Studies Network (Specialist Group for the Study of Anarchism within the Political Studies Association - [url][/url]).

Dave Berry is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary European History. He has published primarily on the French anarchist movement, the contemporary alternative left in France and on Daniel Guérin. He is the author of 'A History of the French Anarchist Movement, 1917-1945' (Greenwood Press, 2002); he is a member of the editorial advisory board of 'Anarchist Studies' and is also a founder member of the Anarchist Studies Network.

There are currently two PhD students in the Dept. working on aspects of anarchism: Alex Prichard (secretary of the ASN/SGSA) working on 'Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's International Politics', and Saku Pinta, who is working on 'Convergences and Divergences between Anarchism and Marxism'.

If you would like to discuss a possible research project informally, please e-mail Ruth, [mailto][/mailto], or Dave, [mailto][/mailto]. Any queries about practical/administrative aspects of applying to do a PhD at Loughborough should be addressed to Dave Berry.

The Department is a multidisciplinary one, and relatively small, with about 15 academic staff and 20-25 PhD students. We pride ourselves on the friendly, informal atmosphere in the department and on the facilities provided for postgrads, all of whom at present have office space and a PC.

The studentships include (i) a maintenance grant of approx. £10,500 per annum for three years; and (ii) fees at the EU/UK rate for three years. Non-EU/UK students may apply, but would have to cover the difference between the EU/UK fees and International fees themselves (the difference currently being approx. £5,700 per annum). Please note that the University's criteria for determining your fee status are not based simply on nationality, but also involve residency - for details please see here: [url][/...

Non-EU/UK students may also apply to the Overseas Research Student Award Scheme: [url]

For further information about the Department see: [url][/url]

For more general information about postgraduate research at LU, how to apply, etc, see the Research Student Office web pages here: [url][/url]

Dr David Berry
Department of Politics, International Relations & European Studies
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU