beat me to it! Debbie forwarded this earlier today and I think it builds on the great work Debbie has published with Dan Bulley which she got to tell us about in the autumn last year.

Progressive Geographies

School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast

Funded Postgraduate Research Studentship: From London to Rio: the Politics of the Olympic Games (2013 Entry)

The School has been awarded a PhD studentship to work with Dr. Debbie Lisle on From London to Rio: the Politics of the Olympic Games. The project is broadly conceived, but our disciplinary interests encompass International Relations, Sociology, Politics and Geography, with a specific focus on hospitality, governmentality, dissent, urban studies and environmental movements. The studentship is funded by the Department of Employment and Learning (DEL) in Northern Ireland to fund a student commencing a research degree in September 2013. The studentship will cover approved tuition fees and maintenance payments for three years. The studentships are available to UK and other EU and EEA nationals, but specific eligibility criteria apply.

Students wishing to apply for this research project should contact Debbie Lisle (

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