Employment / Position - Ireland

PhD Opportunities : Gender and the Politics of Shame

23.02.2021 / Created by (EMWF)

The Queen’s University of Belfast proposes some funded PhD positions at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

Reference Number HAPP-2021-1001

Application Deadline 31 March 2021

Start Date 4 October 2021


Applications are invited for a project addressing the theme of the politics of shame in the broad areas of gender, sexualities and feminism.

Recent research across a number of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences has witnessed a renewed focus on affect and emotion, falling broadly under the “affective turn” and drawing on long-standing critical work on the emotions. As part of this, there has been a nascent emphasis on shame and shame’s relationship to gender and/or sexuality. Potential candidates are now invited to submit research proposals of approximately 1,000 words on the topic of “gender and the politics of shame.” Proposals might address – but need not be limited to – questions such as:-Shame at the intersection of gender, race, class, and other identity categories/systems of oppression-Shame and political institutions-Shame and the body-Shame and theories of emotion and affect-Resisting shameProposals can address various policy contexts and empirical problems, but should also involve a substantial feminist theoretical component. The methodology should be clearly articulated. This project will be conducted under the supervision of Dr Clara Fischer as part of an Illuminate Fellowship at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Politics.

Funding Information

This project is associated with a 3-year studentship. It is subject to the eligibility criteria set out by the Department for the Economy (https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/department-economy-studentships). This includes payment of UK level doctoral fees, and a maintenance stipend – currently £15,285 per year.


  • Type : Employment / Position
  • Deadline : 31/03/2021
  • Promoter : Queen's University of Belfast


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