Monday, May 5, 2014

Emerging Worlds PhD Scholarships

The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year PhD scholarships connected to the Centre of Global South Asian Studies (CGSAS) at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

The positions are part of the collective research project ‘Emerging Worlds: Ethnographic Explorations of new South-South Connections’ funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.

Emerging Worlds is concerned with the new South-South connections being forged within the Global South. It addresses the ‘emerging worlds’ of south-south dynamics by studying a new species of connections – produced through extractive economies, capital investments, development aid, migration – between the decolonized regions with special focus on India and Africa. What kind of possibilities, potentialities and contradictions does this fast evolving encounter entail? And how is this seemingly historic change to be theorized within the currents of postcolonial thinking and written into the history of the south?

We invite applications for 2 PhD Scholarships relating to one or more of the following topics that explore the new connections.
1. Extractive economies based upon exploitation of natural resources
2. Indian investments in Africa
3. South based development aid interventions
4. South-South migration

The successful candidates will be expected to work with Associate Professor Ravinder Kaur in this trans-disciplinary project located in a strong international scholarly network. The candidates must have a proven track record of fieldwork and/or archival work in research related to the Global South. While the ethnographic focus remains on India-Africa, exceptionally strong applications from other parts of the Global South will also be considered.

The application should include a proposal outlining the overall aims and methodology of the PhD project as well as a time-plan.

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university that declares that you have been awarded the master degree.

Application deadline: May 20, 2014

Employment start: The successful candidate will be expected to begin on September 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For more information and application please visit the Emerging Worlds PhD Scholarships page.

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