2 Postdoctoral Researchers: Pan-African Frontiers, Politics & International Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK. Deadline: 14 October 2022.
The Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS University of London, is looking for two Postdoctoral Researchers in ‘Regional Security in Africa’ and ‘African and Caribbean identities in the UK,’ as part of Pan-African frontiers. This is a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary project led by Dr Daniel Mulugeta, exploring contemporary intellectual and policy discourse around pan-Africanism. The project intends to understand how to approach ideas from Africa and African diasporas. The research involves in-depth fieldwork in multiple counties, as well as engagement with policy stakeholders and partners in Africa and the UK over the whole period of the post. The project will be hosted by a new Centre for Pan-African Studies at the Department of Politics and International Studies.
The two postdoctoral researchers will be a core part of a team and will each carry out independent research programmes under the direction of the PI, involving substantial periods of fieldwork in Africa and/or the UK. Due to the multi-country and collaborative nature of the project, the postdoctoral researchers must be prepared to undertake international travel. They will be responsible for organising workshops, seminars and conferences in Africa and/or the UK. They will be expected to contribute to the design, conduct and dissemination of research, contribute to any work that increases the impact of the project, and co-lead the monitoring and evaluation of the project’s research impact.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Amsterdam Diaries: Self-representation, Cultural Diversity, and Migration,
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands. Deadline: 1 September 2022.
The Amsterdam School of Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) currently has a vacant Postdoc researcher position as part of the broader field Cultural Heritage and Identity. Within this field the focus is on material and immaterial heritage, including digital Humanities and on Cultural Heritage and societal changes. You will be part of an interdisciplinary research team that collects and analyzes diaries of ordinary people of the 19th and 20th centuries who wrote about their daily lives in Amsterdam. In the light of Amsterdam’s 750th anniversary in 2025, the team investigates what diaries can tell us about lived and narrated experiences of Amsterdam as a multicultural city.
Multiple postdoctoral positions in Asian Studies, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Deadline: 31 July 2022.
The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for a number of postdoctoral positions in Asian Studies. Wanted are early career scholars researching on modern and contemporary East and Southeast Asia, who could contribute to work in one or more of the following areas:
Postdoctoral Researcher (Migration), Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany. Deadline: 30 June 2022.
The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious research universities. The Research Unit Comparative Public Policy at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Tübingen invites applications for a Post-doctoral Researcher / Fixed-term Lecturer Post (d/f/m) for the duration of 2 years from 1 October 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The successful candidate will contribute to the research and teaching portfolio of the Comparative Public Policy Research Unit as well as to third-party funding applications and will be given the opportunity to pursue a Habilitation. Essential requirements include research interest in bureaucratic and administrative barriers for migrants in accessing social rights.
Several Marie Sklodowska – Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Deadline: 30 April 2022.
Professor Ricard Zapata-Barrero, established at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) is interested in receiving Expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 call. Prof. Zapata-Barrero’s research interests cover several terrains related to migration and diversity, as well as general political theory and normative theory. He is involved in several international research projects at present, for instance, EUMedMi: Mapping European Mediterranean Migration Studies; PLURISPACE: Negotiating Diversity in Expanded European Public Spaces; and The International Intercultural Cities Comparative Study. He is interested in receiving candidates focusing on any of the following fields of research: i) Mediterranean migration; ii) Urban migration governance and/or iii) Diversity and interculturalism.
Postdoctoral fellowship, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline extended: February 15, 2022.
The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) produces and promotes scholarly research on global communication and public life. As an institute for advanced study dedicated to global media studies, they revisit enduring questions and engage pressing matters in geopolitics and communication. Our vision of “inclusive globalization” recognizes plurality and inequality in global media, politics, and culture. Their translocal approach fuses multidisciplinary “area studies” knowledge with theory and methodology in the humanities and social sciences. This synthesis of deep expertise and interdisciplinary inquiry stimulates critical conversations about entrenched and emerging communicative structures, practices, flows, and struggles. They explore new ways of understanding and explaining the world, including public scholarship, algorithmic culture, the arts, multi-modal scholarship, and digital archives. With a core commitment to the development of early career scholars worldwide, CARGC hosts postdoctoral, doctoral, undergraduate, and faculty fellows who collaborate in research groups, author CARGC Press publications, and organize talks, lectures, symposia, conferences, and summer institutes.
Postdoctoral Researcher on the project REsilience and SOlidarity in intercultural encounters between displaced migrants and host society members: An ego-centered NETwork approach”, Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: 9 January 2022.
The Center for Social and Cultural Psychology of ULB is seeking to hire a 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate to conduct research within the RESONET project, starting on March 1st, 2022. The RESONET project is a collaborative research project funded by the European network WEAVE « Research Funding Without Borders » (FNS, FNRS, FWO). It is led by: Prof. Karen Phalet (KU Leuven) and Dr. Emanunele Politi (KU Leuven), Prof. Eva G.T. Green (Université de Lausanne), as well as Prof. Laurent Licata and Prof. Antoine Roblain (Université Libre de Bruxelles). The postdoc researcher is expected to contribute to the RESONET Project under the supervision of Laurent Licata and Antoine Roblain. She/he will have no teaching obligations. He/she will be expected to contribute to collective work on the project, and to present and publish individual or collective research outputs.
Research fellows at the postdoctoral level, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. Deadline: 5 December 2021.
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (Department for SocioCultural Diversity) is seeking to appoint Research fellows (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*innen) at the postdoctoral level. The starting date should be 1 June 2022. Contracts will be full-time for 3 years.
Successful applicants will pursue own research interests and cooperate with team members on projects relating to:
- ambivalences of diversity assent
- contested categories of difference
- recognition and equality of disadvantaged populations (following on from Institute projects on urban diversity policies and political organizations
In line with the departmental focus, projects should relate to European or African contexts.
There is a separate call for a postdoc for the Max Planck Research Group Ageing in a Time of Mobility, with a start date of Spring 2022. This is a global and interdisciplinary project that investigates the interconnections between two key phenomena in the twenty-first century: ageing populations and global migration, and the new social transformations that they jointly shape. The group explores how older persons are embedded in global and translocal networks and communities and how inequalities, restrictive border regimes, and processes of displacement shape experiences of ageing and intergenerational relationships. The group focusses on the migration and mobility experiences of older populations in regions of the world that are rapidly ageing, but which have been less visible in research agendas – Asia, Africa and Latin America.
MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Regent Park Film Festival, Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 5 November 2021.
Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival are pleased to announce a competition for a 1-year MITACs Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship position hosted by York University and The Regent Park Film Festival. In this opportunity the candidate will coordinate the Regent Park Film Festival’s Regent Park Made Visible Project as well as engage in visual research on the history of the Regent Park neighborhood and its communities. Regent Park has undergone a revitalization process, changing rapidly from a low-income to a mixed-income neighborhood accompanied by changes to community demographics and urban geographies. The successful candidate will coordinate a digital media arts project where artists will engage with visual source material (archival footage of Regent Park as well as narrative forms set in Regent Park) to respond and create original works (short films) for digital and in-person presentation at the 20th anniversary of the Regent Park Film Festival in 2022. The candidate’s own proposed project will engage in visual research both within and outside of institutional archives and will explore themes that are pertinent to Regent Park today: gentrification, immigration and belonging, community building, racial justice, housing and income security.
Postdoc in Gender Studies, Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. Deadline: 9 September 2021.
The Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA) invites applications for a Postdoc in Gender Studies. The successful candidate is expected to carry out research, while the position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time. The present position involves research in the fields of gender studies, science and technology studies, and migration studies. The position is part of the project: Calculating migration: A multi-sited ethnography of algorithmic governance and redistribution keys which is a collaboration between TEMA, Gender Studies (LiU), REMESO (LiU) and the European New School of Digital Studies (Viadrina U). Using ethnographic methods, the project examines the production, implementation, and consequences of algorithms in relation to migration management. The Department is seeking a candidate who can expand the scope of the project on one or more of these fields.