Global South PhD position - applications now open

European Refugee Emergency, 2016. Photo by Bina D'Costa.
European Refugee Emergency, 2016. Photo by Bina D'Costa.


We are looking for a Global South applicant for a PhD position at ANU.
Candidates with lived experience of displacement are strongly encouraged to apply.

This PhD position is being offered through an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship project, Humanitarian Emergencies & Forced Displacement.

The PhD scholar will contribute to the ARC project through a specific focus on collecting and analysing mixed method data from one of the case studies - Europe’s hot spots and refugee 'crisis’, Horn of Africa emergency, or Myanmar-Bangladesh Rohingya emergency.

The PhD scholar will focus on one of the research priority areas:

  • trafficking
  • child/early marriages
  • exploitative/forced child labour
  • sexual abuse. 

The PhD scholar will be expected to develop and carry out a project that aligns with the broader purpose of the ARC Project: to provide rigorous evidence to enhance community, organisational and government decision-making and program implementation regarding children and young people’s protection in displacement contexts and humanitarian emergencies.

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake cutting-edge research as part of a team of academics, practitioners and community partners, and a cohort of young people working on diverse aspects of displacement and humanitarian protection. The PhD scholar will also have the opportunity to learn from and engage with colleagues in the Department of International Relations, which is currently celebrating the 75th anniversary of its establishment as the first IR department in Australia.