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I am recruiting for a graduate student (PhD/Masters) in ocean and coastal governance at the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab beginning in the Fall of 2020. The student will be fully funded as a Research Assistant (4 years for PhD, 2 years for Masters). Successful applicants will have a background in conducting original research, and hold a Bachelor's or Masters degree in geography, environmental studies, or a related human dimensions field. Experience/interest in political ecology, critical or human geography, common-pool resource theory, and/or qualitative social science methods are a plus. Potential research topics include (but are not limited to): politics of high seas governance; politics of large-scale marine conservation; the social and political impacts of climate change in marine and coastal systems/communities; or human dimensions of resilience/adaptation in the Gulf Coast and southeast US. See the research tab for more detail and to see whether our interests fit broadly.

Interested applicants should contact me at leslie.acton@usm.edu by February 1, 2020 with:

- A brief explanation (2-3 paragraphs) of your background, general research interests, and why you want to pursue graduate   work

- Your CV

If it seems like we might be a good fit, I will contact you for further information and to set up a Skype or phone call. I look forward to hearing from you soon!