All PhDs have to draw up their own personal training programme in consultation with their PhD supervisor as part of their PhD Trajectory Plan. Together, they decide which courses the PhD should take, depending on their previous training. PhDs should follow (or have followed) sufficient training in Methods, Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Theory (equal to 30 ECTS). Which courses are relevant for you depends on your PhD trajectory and the programme group in which you are involved.
This course aims to familiarize PhD students having little to no fieldwork experience, with ethnographic research practices. In the first 4 (out of 8) weekly 3-hour seminars, we will read and discuss assigned readings (about 50-70 pp. per week). Most of the assigned readings will consist of ethnographers’ reflections on their own ethnographic research experiences.
All AISSR PhD Candidates are requested to develop a training programme with their supervisor and document this in their PhD Trajectory Plan. PhD and supervisors decide together which courses the student should take, depending on their previous training. PhD students should follow (or have followed) sufficient training in Methods, Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Theory (equal to around 30 ECTS).
This fall we will organise a Short Intensive Course for all PhD candidates whom explore urban issues in their work and are keen to question the gendered assumptions and epistemology mobilised in the field of urban studies. With this SIC, set up as research lab, we aim to experiment with feminist research methods and ethics that could illustrate alternatives to a patriarchal analytical scheme (see a short description below).
This course is designed for PhD researchers in their third of fourth year who aspire a career in academics. The course aims at preparing the participants in writing excellent postdoctoral research proposals, with specific attention to early career grants. An additional goal is to help the PhD researchers to shape their academic careers.