Theorising in PhD Research – Retreat in Cambridge
invite PhD candidates based in the UK to participate in
Three-day residential retreat
16-18 January 2023
About the PhD Retreat
The retreat, which is part of a series of PhD related activities that CLS will be organising in the UK and in Lebanon, is aimed at PhD candidates based in the UK and working on social science, humanities and cognate disciplines.
We welcome candidates at all stages of their PhD research conducting research on Lebanon and the SWANA region.
PhD candidates working in social sciences and humanities (and cognate disciplines) and their work is focused on Lebanon or the Middle East.
a. What does theorising mean to you?
b. What interests you about the idea of collectively thinking about and discussing theorising?
c. How do you hope to benefit from your participation in this retreat?
Based on this written text, the participants will make a short presentation to allow for a collective approach to peer and mentors’ review and support.
The submitted texts can be a PhD proposal, a draft chapter, a text from a Master’s dissertation that the participant is building on in their current research or an op-ed or shorter text that will be developed into an academic text.
Speakers & Mentors
• Samer Abdelnour, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
• Solava Ibrahim, Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
• Jo-Anne Dillabough, The Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK (To be confirmed)
The course is led by Dr. Maha Shuayb, Cathrine Brun, and Mai Abu Moghli
Accommodation for three nights, meals and transport within the UK will be covered.