25 February 2008

SCHOLARSHIP - Everyday Multiculturalism and the Theory of Recognition - Macquarie University (Closing date: 31 March 2008)

The Centre for Research on Social Inclusion announces:
Social Inclusion PhD Scholarship (MQRES)
Project Title: Everyday multiculturalism and the theory of recognition
Closing date: 31st March 2008

There are numerous domains in which the theory of recognition (especially the work of Axel Honneth) might be applied to better understand the experience of minority communities in Australia. These might include, for example, the experience of Muslim populations in Australian cities, or the contemporary working and life conditions among migrant workers.

The Centre for Research on Social Inclusion seeks expressions of interests from students wishing to explore the applicability of recognition theory in relation to migrant communities in Australia through a case study to be developed in discussion with the supervisory team and the student.

The student will be supervised by an interdisciplinary team of academics within the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, led by Dr Jean-Philippe Deranty (Philosophy). Suitable co-supervision for the empirical aspects of the project will be identified once the case study has been settled upon.

Applicants should have completed an Australian four-year undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (such as sociology, philosophy or anthropology) with first-class honours, or demonstrate equivalent research qualifications, such as a Master degree with a substantial research component.

The scholarships pay a living allowance currently $20,007 per annum, tax exempt (2008) and the tenure is 3.5 years full time, subject to satisfactory progress. Tuition fees will be funded for the scholarship tenure.

For further information and discussion regarding the projects, candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Jean-Philippe Deranty:
(02) 9850-6773 or by email on Jean-Philippe.Deranty@scmp.mq.edu.au

More information on the proposed project can be downloaded here: www.research.mq.edu.au/students/scholarships/pages/SCMP_CRSIRecognition

Application forms, and conditions for MQRES awards, are available from the Higher Degree Research Office, telephone +61-2- 9850 7987, e-mail: hdrschol@vc.mq.edu.au