PhD scholarship to study the experiences of LGBTIQ religious high-school-aged youth

A study of the experiences of LGBTIQ religious high-school-aged youth will be a significant part of an ARC.

Discovery project’s contribution to knowledge and will be carried out by the successful PhD candidate. This PhD exploring LGBTIQ religious youth is part of a larger study into the knowledges and practices about sexuality and religion that form the everyday worlds of young people who are religious. This is significant because of its nationwide, deep yet comparative approach to a key time in the development of a young person’s identity. Expected outcomes include strategic health policy and curriculum development advice that responds to current debates around religious exemptions to anti-discrimination law and creates better education and health care for religious and LGBTIQ youth. Benefits resulting from better health care and education will include increased well being for religious LGBTIQ youth, conservatively religious and newly arrived youth communities in Australia. A fee waiver for international students will ensure the recruitment of the best candidate. The PhD student will focus on data from the state school research sites and will take responsibility for the analysis and dissemination of data relating to LGBTIQ religious youth. The student will be based at RMIT and co-supervised by CIs Johnson and Hickey-Moody.

3.5 years, RMIT R&I PhD scholarship rate



One scholarship available

You must have a first class honors degree (with honours thesis), or a first class MA thesis to apply.

Applicants who come from a background in sociology, education, cultural studies or youth studies will be most suited to this role.

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