PhD studentships, University of Sheffield for 2014

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to PhD study in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year.

We offer research expertise and supervision in the following broad areas:

- critical theory and the history of ideas (Prof. Evgeny Dobrenko, Prof. Craig Brandist)

- Russian and Soviet literary and film studies (Prof. Evgeny Dobrenko, Prof. Craig Brandist)

- history of art, visual culture and the aesthetics of everyday life in twentieth century Russia and the Soviet Union (Prof. Susan E. Reid)

- the linguistics of Slavonic languages, especially corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, studies of variation, and language  policy, with respect to Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian (Prof. Neil Bermel, Dr Dagmar Divjak)

In addition, we offer the possibility of co-supervision with staff in the other Departments of the School (French, Hispanic Studies, Germanic Studies) via our School Research Clusters


    Visual Culture, Film and Performance

    Gender Studies

    Intellectual History and Politics

    Migration, Culture and Communities

    Literary Studies

Applications for the following scholarship opportunities must be submitted by 3 February 2014:

1) Following the announcement that the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) has received £19m from the AHRC to establish a Doctoral Training Partnership that will create over 300 PhD studentships and join the expertise of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, we are pleased to announce a range of AHRC-funded PhD opportunities. Further details can be found on the White Rose College website:

2) Applications for the University Prize scholarships, the Harry Worthington scholarships, the Wolfson scholarships and Faculty scholarships are also open and further details about all of them can be found here:

Before submitting a funding application, scholarship applicants must have been accepted by the Department for a place on our programme. We strongly encourage applicants to discuss their research proposal with one of the research supervisors in the Department (listed above) in advance of submitting the application.

Further information about postgraduate study can be found here:

Please direct enquiries to the Graduate Tutor: Professor Susan E. Reid:

3) Caucasus Scholarship:  In addition to the above scholarships, the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies also invites applications to the  Caucasus scholarship for doctoral research in one of the  following areas: 

a) The study of Caucasian folklore in the Marr circle;

b) The use and re-use of folklore in 20th-century Georgian literature.

For further detail concerning the Caucasus Scholarship, or to discuss your proposal please contact Professor Craig Brandist: