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The University of Southampton
The Centre for Transnational Studies

Study opportunities

We offer both postgraduate taught (MA) and postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) programmes that give students the chance to study world cultures and societies in depth and to be taught and supervised by our world-leading scholars. Our staff’s expertise spans an array of disciplines, including literary and cultural studies, critical and cultural theory, history, anthropology, linguistics and visual studies, and a range of regions, particularly the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Details of our programmes can be found on our Postgraduate study page, and staff supervision areas can be accessed via our Members' page.

Current and Completed Doctoral Research on Transnational Themes

Alison Marmont (PhD Modern Languages, AHRC SWWDTP funded), ‘The Politics of Intersectional Othering: (Dis)embodiment in the Novels of Linda Lê and Marie NDiaye’

Jessica McIvor (PhD Modern Languages, AHRC SWWDTP funded), ‘Women Combatants in Visual and Memory Culture’

Thomas Wardle (PhD Modern Languages, AHRC SWWDTP funded), ‘Recovering a Hidden Past? Memory Activism in Spain)

Alistair Dawson (PhD English, AHRC SWWDTP funded), ‘Criss-Crossing the Channel: The Female Undercurrent of Women’s Educational Discourse in British and French Literature, 1750-1820’

Souhila Belabbas - Negotiation and Performance of Cultural Identity in a Transnational Context: The Kabyles in the UK


Jenny Cuffe - The Impact of Zimbabwe’s Crisis on Three Transnational Families Situated in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United Kingdom

Hilke Engfer – Dinner with Wilma: On the Relation between (Inter)subjectivity, Memory and Emotion Management in Migrant-in-the-Family Interactions

Jenny Fuhr – Experiencing Rhythm: Contemporary Malagasy Music and Identity

Shawnee Harkness – Following the Party: An Ethnography of Transnational Social Drug Cultures Among Young Adults

Chuan Ma - Uncertain Futures? Perceptions of School, Family and Urbanity among Young Migrants in Qingdao

Heather Meyer – The Global Imaginary of International School Communities: A Case Study from Germany

Daniel Morales -  Identity Construction of Latin American Immigrants in London

Dina de Sousa E Santos – Jineterismo in Havana: Narrating the Daily Struggles of Afro-Cuban Jineteras

Clelia Viecelli – ‘Natural’ Winemaking in the Global Hierarchy of Values: An Ethnography of Female Winegrowers in Northern and Southern Italy

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