Funded research projects

Below are funded research projects in Arts which are NOW recruiting.

PhD Scholarship in Evaluating the Challenge of ‘Fake News’ and Other Malinformation

Funded by an ARC Discovery project, this PhD researcher will use qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate ‘discourses of fake news’ and responses to this. Topics might include the weaponisation of ‘fake news’ language to attack journalists and undermine trust in the media, or how journalists and the media negotiate and respond to fake news and fake news discourses, including via fact-checking. Drawing on a range of potential methods including content analysis, interviews, and various digital methods, the PhD researcher could examine the actors that promote (or challenge) such discourses, the forms of language that are used, and the drivers of, and responses to this.

Duration: 3 year and 3 month fixed-term appointment (full-time)

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PhD Scholarship in a Multimedia Digital History Project: Using Virtual and Augmented Reality to engage audiences in the impact of convicts on Australian democracy

This inter-disciplinary Practice/Exegesis PhD scholarship will investigate how virtual and augmented reality and enhanced data visualizations can be used to understand the impact of transported convicts on Australian democracy. The research will form part of an ARC funded research project and will contribute to specific components of the project, notably a travelling digital exhibition, an online transmedia hub delivering content to a variety of display devices, and educational resources. The PhD will be jointly supervised by the Faculties of Arts and Information Technology and will be based in the innovative Monash SensiLab. The PhD forms an important part of the ARC Linkage Project Conviction Politics: the Convict Routes of Australian Democracy.

Duration: 3 year and 3 month fixed-term appointment (full-time)

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PhD Scholarship in Social Science – Indigenous Environmental Leadership

This PhD scholarship is funded by Monash University’s Faculty of Arts, in connection to an Australia Research Council (ARC) funded project – Indigenous Water Futures: Exploring new scenarios for sustainable and autonomous environmental governance – being conducted by Dr Julian Yates. Working collaboratively with Indigenous environmental guardians, the project aims to understand the impact of emerging ‘models’ of Indigenous environmental governance, particularly by focusing on the role of Indigenous environmental leaders.

Duration: 3 year and 3 month fixed-term appointment (full-time)

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