PhD Opportunity: Consuming Modern Slavery
The University of Bath’s School of Management is presently accepting applications for prospective PhD students interested in researching consumption, modern slavery, and extreme labour exploitation. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a research project examining the consumption behaviour of victims of modern slavery, ranging from people smugglers to payments to perpetrators for food, accommodation and transport. This research may also touch upon “brief moments of agency” through consumption practices for victims confined to situations of exploitation. Successful applicants will be expected to use qualitative, interpretive methodologies in their consuming modern slavery research.
The PhD, entitled “consuming modern slavery: re-examining the role of consumption in enabling and escaping extreme labour exploitation”, will be conducted under the supervision of Professor Andrew Crane and Professor Pierre McDonagh. Study will begin on 28 September 2020.
You can learn more about the opportunity here, and can submit your application here. The call for applications will close on Monday, January 20, 2020. Please note that this is a Competition Funded Project.