1-17The School of Art, Media and American Studies (AMA) at the University of East Anglia is inviting applications to our PhD programme.

This year (entrance in Oct 2017) the School intends to offer two fully-funded PhD studentships (Home/EU rates) in the following area of research:

American Visual Cultures

We see this as a broad and inclusive intellectual area that stresses the cross-disciplinary strengths of the School. Projects here could include aspects of American media, studies in America and the Americas, or issues around the trans-Atlantic. However, these are just indicative examples, and we would urge applicants to define and develop their relationship to American Visual Cultures in their proposals.

The University of East Anglia is part of the AHRC consortium CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities in South East England) which offers around 75 fully funded (tuition and maintenance grant) studentships per year to Home/EU PhD students across the consortium.

Additionally, there are fully funded Scholarships (equivalent to AHRC rates for both tuition and maintenance) offered by the Faculty (including 2 international), as well as the two School studentships outlined above.

The School holds a wealth of expertise in Art History and World Art Studies; Film, Television, and Media; and American Studies. You may wish to consult our list of staff and their research interests for guidance on possible supervisory expertise: https://www.uea.ac.uk/ama

Particular research strengths are in the following areas:

Art History American Studies Film, Television and Media
World Art Race, Gender, and Civil Liberties Feminist Media Studies
Techniques of Making Space, Place, and Environment Media and Cultural Consumption
Material Histories Popular and Avant-Garde Cultures British Film and Television
Museums, Exhibition and Heritage Transatlantic and Transpacific Studies Genre Studies

It is important that prospective applicants contact the School as a matter of urgency to start the application process, preferably no later than the end of November to ensure that you work with potential supervisors on developing your proposal prior to application.

The deadline for applications (including all supporting information such as references) is Wednesday 11th January 2017.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD in Art, Media or American Studies at UEA, please contact the School’s Director of Postgraduate Research, Dr Rebecca Fraser (becky.fraser@uea.ac.uk), or contact a prospective supervisor directly but copying Dr Fraser into the email.

More information and details of how to apply can be found at: http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate.

Alternatively, please contact the Humanities Graduate School at: humgrad.school@uea.ac.uk