PhD Scholarship: Critical Psychology

PhD Scholarship: Critical Psychology

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University exploring young people’s experiences with embodiment in relation to well-being and identity. This three-year scholarship includes a tuition fee waiver plus a stipend of NZ $25,000 per annum. The candidate will be based at the SHORE and Whariki offices in central Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

The project

The visible body is a canvas onto which varied and inequitable social expectations are projected (in the form of racism, sexism, ageism, ableism and so on). An ’embodiment approach’ to research makes embodied experience a starting point for investigating and contextualising personal experience in light of wider questions of power, health and social justice. This qualitative project will explore young people’s experiences within their bodies from an intersectional sociocultural perspective. Precise details of the project will be developed in collaboration with the successful applicant. The scholarship must be taken up by 1st of July of 2019.

To apply, please send a covering letter, CV and two recent examples of your written work by email to Dr Octavia Calder-Dawe before 15th February 2019.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the primary supervisor, Dr Octavia Calder-Dawe, email:

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