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Human Geography - Social Justice, Cities, Citizenship

PGR-RA-96

Expertise of research area
consumption; Housing; identity and difference; migration and precarity; public space; social movements; sustainable cities; the arts; urban contestation


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The Social Justice, Cities, Citizenship cluster seeks to understand the complexities of social (in)justice at different scales and contribute to efforts toward achieving a radically fairer world.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>In the context of increasingly diverse societies, unequal cities and uneven impacts of climate change, we develop innovative research to overcome discrimination, injustice and disempowerment, often in collaboration with civil society organisations and community groups.</p> <p>Research interests of the <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/geography-research-social-justice-cities-citizenship">Social Justice, Cities, Citizenship group</a> include:</p> <ul> <li>Housing struggles and alternatives;</li> <li>Social movements and scholar activism;</li> <li>Migration, precarity and securitisation;</li> <li>Contested urban transformations and sustainable future cities;</li> <li>Identity, difference, citizenship and human rights;</li> <li>Consumption, public space and the arts.</li> </ul> <p>We have opportunities for postgraduate researchers&nbsp;and welcome enquiries from prospective applicants.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uqV3H9IKkDw?loop=1&amp;playlist=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqV3H9IKkDw&amp;list=PLPooB6Qr1ayESV1E-FWY6ZafMCeOtqCOg&amp;index=13&amp;t=0s" width="560"></iframe></p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/geography-research-degrees">Research degrees within the School of Geography</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/geography-research-social-justice-cities-citizenship">Social Justice, Cities, Citizenship</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/geography-research">School of Geography, Research and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/geography/staff/1021/dr-deirdre-conlon">Dr Deirdre Conlon</a> or <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/geography/staff/1055/dr-michael-janoschka">Dr Michael Janoschka</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk">env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>


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