PhD Opportunity in Population History

The Laureate Centre for History and Population is delighted to invite applications for a Laureate Doctoral Scholarship in population history.

The successful candidate will join the Laureate research team, under the supervision of Professor Alison Bashford, within the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture, UNSW.

The scholar may research Australian, Pacific or international history related to population, and proposals can be discussed with Alison Bashford. They may, for example, explore various UN population programs in relation to climate change; changing migration policies in Australia; the intellectual history of environmental limit arguments in the Australian context; disease and Indigenous depopulation; Pacific attempts to manage fertility or mortality over the 19th and 20th centuries.

Approaches are invited from medical, migration, Indigenous, gender, environmental, intellectual or political/economic history.

The scholarships ($28,854 per annum for up to four years + travel subsidy) are available to Aus/NZ and international candidates with honours or masters qualifications in history, and will commence in 2023. 

Further particulars, including details on how to apply, are available via the UNSW Scholarships website:

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