Project Lead for Decoding Dehumanization, Beyond Conflict, Boston, MA. Deadline: Open until filled.
Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab is seeking a Project Lead for its Decoding Dehumanization project: a research and policy initiative designed to create evidence-based approaches to preventing group-targeted harm (such as systemic discrimination, or mass atrocities) by interrupting the dehumanization process or developing interventions which rehumanize. The Project Lead will work with the team at Beyond Conflict and the Innovation Lab, and will be located in Boston.
The Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab, a research and development unit within Beyond Conflict, was created to apply behavioral and brain science to real-world issues by discovering, developing and deploying new tools that reduce conflict and facilitate positive social change.
The Decoding Dehumanization project aims to develop and test interventions aimed at reducing dehumanization and support for violence and apply the research to real-world policy through partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations, in the US and internationally. Current project intervention sites include Nigeria, and working with US-based groups focused on migrant issues.
This is a grant-funded position that begins in the Fall of 2019 and will last until September 2020 with potential for an extension through February 2023. The Project Lead’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate and manage the implementation of the Decoding Dehumanization project. In this capacity, (s)he will work closely with Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab staff members, Beyond Conflict scientists, and other internal and external stakeholders to advance the mission of the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab and the Decoding Dehumanization project.