African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia PhD Scholarship at University of Western Australia (UWA) 2019

Applications are invited from qualified PhD candidates for the African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia PhD Scholarship at the School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia (UWA).

African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia PhD Scholarship at University of Western Australia (UWA) 2019



This scholarship is part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project: The African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia.

This project investigates the new African Diaspora in Australia and its embrace of Pentecostalism, particularly after arrival. The project aims: to understand the range of challenges African-Australian communities faces; to determine why so many of their members join Pentecostal churches; to investigate how Pentecostal churches support these communities’ translocal and transnational mobility and sense of belonging, and; to contribute to policy efforts to improve outcomes for African new arrivals in Australia.

Within this larger project, the PhD candidate will conduct ethnographic research with Pentecostal churches in Australia, and with African Diasporas in the country and be based in Perth, at the School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia (UWA).

Payment type: Fortnightly Stipend

Value: $30000

Value unit: Per annum

African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia PhD Scholarship at UWA Eligibility.

To be eligible to apply, applicants should have completed a Bachelor Honours degree (first class) and/or a research Master degree in anthropology, sociology, religious studies, or a related field. Applicants must also demonstrate a high level of English proficiency.

Nationality: Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen, Australian Humanitarian Visa, International

How to Apply for African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia PhD Scholarship at UWA.

Interested applicants must contact Associate Professor Richard Vokes (richard.vokes@uwa.edu.au) before submitting an application.

Deadline: July 1, 2019.

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