PhD studentship opportunity: A History of Feminism on Television

We received details of this feminist PhD opportunity at De Montfort University, Leicester, if anyone’s interested:


A PhD research studentship in the Cinema and Television History Research Centre and in conjunction with the Media Discourse Group, which both have reputations for ‘world-leading’ research.

The project will investigate the emergence of discourses of feminism on British television within a critical period of social change during the second half of the twentieth century. It will involve conducting archival research and working closely with a broader AHRC funded project, ‘A History of Television for Women’, to trace and analyse the coverage of ‘feminism’ within factual programming and in the context of British public service broadcasting.

For a more detailed description of the studentship project contact Dr Helen Wood on +44 (0)116 250 6509 or email [email protected]

Applications are invited from UK or EU students with a good first degree (First, 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years full-time study starting October 2011 and provide a bursary of £13,770pa in addition to University tuition fees.

Applicants should contact Anne McLoughlin to receive an application pack, which requires a full CV with two supporting references. Please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)116 250 6409/6179 for further details.

Please quote ref: DMU studentships 2011

CLOSING DATE: Monday 11 April 2011