PhD at Glasgow: Human Rights Film Festivals in the Global South



Project Description - This studentship will explore how the concept of 'human rights' is realised in the discourse and programming of human rights film festivals in the Global South and how these festivals contribute to and shape discourses of human rights on an international level. The project is interdisciplinary in nature and will involve research in film studies, film festivals and human rights. There is scope, however, for the project to be developed in a manner which suits the particular backgrounds of the successful applicant.

Project Team - The student will be based in Film and Television Studies, which is part of the School of Culture and Creative Arts. The supervisory team will consist of Dr David Archibald (Film and TV Studies), Dr Vikki Turbine (Politics/Glasgow Human Rights Network) and Dr Barbara Read (Education).

Person Specification - This studentship is open to candidates of any nationality – UK, EU or International.

Applicants will be expected to have obtained, or be about to obtain, a first or upper second class UK honours degree and a Masters qualification in an appropriate area of the Arts or Social Sciences. (Those applying from outside the UK will be expected to have obtained equivalent qualification).

Specific knowledge and experience of film festivals and/or human rights activism will be considered favourably.

Application Process - In the first instance, applicants should contact Dr David Archibald by e-mail – to discuss the project and eligibility.

Once eligibility is confirmed, the deadline for formal applications is: 12noon, Friday 12 January 2018

Please submit applications to: and state the name of the project in the subject of the email.

The following documentation will be required from applicants if they are invited to submit a full application:

  • LKAS Interdisciplinary Scholarships Application Form
  • 2 references in support of your application. (The references relevant to the application for admission to Glasgow for PhD study may be submitted to this process – they do not need to be tailored to this process.)
  • Degree transcripts in English (Undergraduate and Masters, if relevant)
  • Candidates whose first language is not English must show evidence of appropriate competence in English in the form of an IELTS certificate or similar.
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