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PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Multispecies Justice

The Sydney Environment Institute is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join our Multispecies Justice research collective.

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The Sydney Environment Institute is partnering with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney to offer an exciting scholarship opportunity for a commencing PhD student to join the world’s leading project on Multispecies justice.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars, including SEI Research Lead, Professor Danielle Celermajer, and Director, Professor David Schlosberg, to undertake research on what happens to our concepts and practices of justice when beings other than humans – animals, plants, ecosystems – are included.

This project is the first of its kind explicitly dedicated to multispecies justice, challenging scholars to reconceptualise justice in a way that is sufficiently capacious and fluid to accommodate the vast breadth of our multispecies world.

Looking forwards, with interdisciplinary, multi-institutional and more-than-human co-operation at the core of this project’s design, the Multispecies Justice collective, alongside collaborating academics, artists, activists and practitioners aims to bring desperately needed insights, perspectives and practical ideas to a world where all species and multispecies relations are beset by grave injustices.

To be successful in your PhD application you will have a strong and relevant academic background in the humanities or social sciences, the aptitude to work as part of a team, a strong interest in, and commitment to research that makes a contribution to issues concerning animal and/or environmental justice.

We strongly encourage First Nations candidates to apply.

For further details about the PhD project contact danielle.celermajer@sydney.edu.au.

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