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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 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!