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Opportunity for PhD Funding in Anarchist History, Politics or Theory

Loughborough University’s Department of Politics, History and International Relations (UK) is inviting applications for fully-funded PhD studentships for 3 years (UK or EU fee status). Each studentship is valued at £13,590 plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and are available for PhDs commencing in October 2011. The deadline for receipt of full application is Wednesday, 15 June 2011. Dr Dave Berry, Dr. Alexandre Christoyannopoulos and Dr Ruth Kinna would like to welcome applications in any area related to anarchist history, politics or theory.

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Their staff profiles are available at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/eu/people/index.html.

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Dave Berry is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary European History. He has published primarily on the French anarchist movement, the contemporary alternative left in France and on Daniel Guérin. He is the author of A History of the French Anarchist Movement, 1917-1945 (Greenwood Press, 2002; AK edition 2009) and co-editor of New Perspectives on Anarchism, Labour and Syndicalism (CSP, 2010); he is an associate editor and reviews editor of ‘Anarchist Studies’ and a founder member of the Anarchist Studies Network (Specialist Group for the Study of Anarchism within the Political Studies
Association – http://anarchist-studies-network.org.uk/).

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Alexandre Christoyannopoulos is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. He has published on Tolstoy, non-violence and Christian anarchism, and is the author of ‘Christian Anarchism: A Political Interpretation of the Bible’ (Imprint, 2011), and editor of ‘Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives’ (Cambridge Scholars, 2009). He is the treasurer of the Anarchist Studies Network, an executive member of the Religion and Politics research committee of the International Political Science Association, and a member of a number of related academic associations.

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Ruth Kinna is a Senior Lecturer in Politics. She has published on William Morris and Peter Kropotkin, and is the author of ‘Anarchism: A Beginner’s Guide’ (Oneworld, 2005; 2nd edn. 2009) and co-editor, with Laurence Davis of ‘Anarchism and Utopianism’ (Manchester UP, 2009). She is the editor of the journal ‘Anarchist Studies’ and is also a founder member and co-convenor of the Anarchist Studies Network.

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The Department is home to an Anarchism Research Group (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/eu/research/ResearchGroups/AnarchismRG/index.html), and there are currently five PhD students in the Department working on aspects of anarchism: Cris Illiopoulos, working on Nietzsche and anarchism; Saku Pinta; who is completing a dissertation on convergences and divergences between anarchism and Marxism; Sureyyya Turkeli working on the historiography of anarchism; Matt Wilson working on anarchist ethics; and Gwendolyn Windpassinger, working on queer feminist anarchism in Buenos Aires. Dr. Alex Prichard’s research on the political thought of P-J Proudhon was also completed at the Department and his thesis successfully defended in 2008.

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If you would like to discuss a possible research project informally, please e-mail Alex (a.christoyannopoulos@lboro.ac.uk<mailto: a.christoyannopoulos@lboro.ac.uk>), Ruth (r.e.kinna@lboro.ac.uk<mailto:r.e.kinna@lboro.ac.uk>) or Dave (d.g.berry@lboro.ac.uk<mailto:d.g.berry@lboro.ac.uk>).

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In order for us to be able to consider your application you will need to complete the standard application form which may be done online, quoting the relevant reference number in respect of the funding (GSS11B). The following list of links will direct you to useful sources of information in regard to your application; and we will require to see a full research proposal
together with the necessary supporting documents.

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Information about the Department

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/prospectus/pg/courses/dept/eu/index.htm
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/eu/studying/research/programmes.html
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Guidelines for research proposals
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/eu/studying/research/admissions-procedure.html
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Information about how to apply
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/prospectus/pg/essential/apply/index.htm
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Information for international students
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/
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Information about fees for international students
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/funding/pgr/international/index.htm
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Information about fees for UK/EU students
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/funding/pgr/ukeu/index.htm
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University Prospectus
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/prospectus/pg/research/index.htm.

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