The Emergence of Brand Name Fruits in Australian Agriculture

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Supervisor – Dr Susannah

This project will explore the rise of brand name fruits within Australia's food sector. There is a long history of branding in the marketing of horticultural crops, but in recent years branding practices have shifted alongside changes in intellectual property law and agricultural supply chains, with consequences for how people produce and interact with food crops. This project will investigate the rise of brand name fruits in Australia and its relationship to emerging relations of food production and/or consumption, including novel forms of commodification, audit, marketing, and signification.

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of ethnographic and historical methods, food systems research and/or intellectual property studies would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, or a related field and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of science and technology studies, agricultural history, or critical legal studies is highly desirable.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2022. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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