King’s College London Africa Studentships: African Fashion. will focus on generating new data on fashion economies relevant to industry and pursue concept-building on lead firms in the global South.
King’s College London envisage the researcher using mixed-methods case study research, including (for example) analysis of industry data, surveys, interviews, focus groups and observations, but these will be defined more specifically during the project. The project will focus on one (or more) African country case/s. This will complement existing case studies conducted by the supervisors (Nigeria, Kenya). The supervisors have established partners in South Africa, including SACO (South Africa Cultural Observatory), which would facilitate a research focus on South Africa. However, the team are open to exploring alternative contexts.
King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. It now welcomes staff and students of all faiths and beliefs. King's professors played a major part in nineteenth-century science and in extending higher education to women and working men through evening classes. The university has grown and developed through mergers with several institutions each with their own distinguished histories. These include: United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's an... read more
The studentship covers the following for four years:
African Leadership Centre, King’s College London
International political economy, creative and cultural studies
African nationals and be permanently resident in an African country;
The selection process will involve a pre-selection based on documents – CV, cover letter explaining your interest in the project and how your prior experience is relevant, and sample of written work (i.e MSc/MA thesis). Please email these documents to Dr Ikpe and Dr England in advance of applying through the KCL portal. If selected, this will be followed by an invitation to an interview. If successful at the interview, an offer will be made for PhD study and scholarship funding.
For more details, visit King’s College London website.