Funded MA/PhD Research Positions in Southeast Asia

On Behalf of Peter Vandergeest

FUNDED MA AND PHD RESEARCH POSITIONS IN POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF RESOURCE GOVERNANCE IN FORESTS/PLANTATIONS, FISHERIES/AQUACUTURE IN MAINLAND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Drs. Peter Vandergeest, Robin Roth (Department of Geography, York University), and Melissa Marschke (School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa) are recruiting several MA and up to two PhD students beginning September 2015 as part of the SSHRC-funded project “New Directions in Environmental Governance:  Remaking Public and Private Authority in Southeast Asian Resource Frontiers

Students will be provided with fieldwork funding, guidance, and opportunities for both in-depth fieldwork and research dissemination on a multi-sited research project in Southeast Asia. The study will examine the emerging relationships between private, public, and local authorities in forestry and fisheries, defined to include plantations and aquaculture.  The focus will be on how emerging governance arrangements for forestry and fisheries remake the ways that farmers, fishers, and workers access land and natural resources in the Southeast Asia uplands and coastal zones.

Applicants must have an appropriate background in a relevant field, including Human Geography; Development Studies, Political Ecology; Environmental Studies; Anthropology; or Southeast Asian Studies. Applicants with previous research or applied experience will be particularly competitive.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and current CV to Peter Vandergeest (pvander@yorku.ca), Robin Roth (rothr@yorku.ca) and/or Melissa Marschke (melissa.marschke@uottawa.ca) by November 5, 2014.

The deadline for admission to York’s Graduate Program in Geography is January 14, 2015. More information on the department can be found at: http://www.yorku.ca/gradgeog/.   The deadline for admission to U Ottawa’s Graduate Program in International Development and Global Studies is January 15, 2015. More information can be found at: http://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/dvm/graduate-studies

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About Creighton Connolly

PhD student in Geography, School of Environment and Development, The University of Manchester. I received my BA (hons.) in geography from UBC (Vancouver) and my MA from Memorial University (St. John's, Newfoundland). Follow me on Twitter @Creighton88
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