PhD Research Studentship: Youth Volunteering in Muslim Communities in Britain
Supervisors: Dr Sarah Mills & Prof. Sarah L. Holloway (Department of Geography, Loughborough University)
This fully-funded studentship seeks to examine youth volunteering in Muslim Communities in Britain. Ideas of community, citizenship and social action are driving much of the rhetoric surrounding youth volunteering from both the UK government and the third sector. This research seeks to critically examine these ideas on voluntarism and their relationship to young people’s everyday lives through a focus on faith-based identities. Specifically, the research will consider the diverse volunteering practices of Muslim youth and how these are connected to local, national and global contexts and communities. In doing so, the research contributes to academic debates within geography and the social sciences more broadly on youth citizenship and religious identity.
The PhD studentship commences on 1st October 2014 for a duration of three years. The studentship provides a tax free stipend of £13,863 per annum for a period of three years plus tuition fees at the full time UK/EU rate. Due to funding restrictions, the studentships are open to UK and EU applicants only.
Applicants must have a strong first degree (ideally in geography, but other social science related disciplines may be appropriate). An MSc is also highly desirable. In addition, applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as confidence in qualitative research methods. Some relevant experience with teenagers and/or faith-based communities would also be advantageous.
Further details on the application process are available here. I am happy to discuss informal enquiries on the project or our PhD community here at Loughborough viaS.Mills@lboro.ac.uk or 01509 223725. The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st July 2014.