Two Doctoral Studentships

Södertörn University
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IN HISTORY

The PhD programme

Södertörn University welcomes PhD proposals in History to be carried out within the international multi-sited and interdisciplinary PhD programme connected to “Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World (ReNEW): An Excellence Hub in Research, Education and Public Outreach”.

Programme themes

From a historical perspective the doctoral student will conduct a study that will contribute to the principal aim of the research programme “Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World (ReNEW)”. This aim is to improve our understanding of Norden in a global perspective in areas such as 1) Nordic cooperation and region-building, 2) democracy, governance, and law, 3) public policy, gender equality, and labour markets 4) Nordic branding and reputation, 5) multiculturalism and globalization, including humanitarian and environmental concerns, or 6) Nordic culture and media. ReNEW PhD students are expected to have a research period at one of the partner universities and attend relevant meetings and courses.

IN GENDER STUDIES

Gender Studies at Södertörn University is an expansive, internationally well-connected field of research and teaching which seeks to advance new forms of interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research focus is on developing feminist theory and methods, as well as on critical cultural studies of power in relation to contemporary and historical formations of gender. Gender Studies offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the formation and transformation of gender and its intersections with other power structures, such as race, sexuality, class, and nationality, as well as science, technology, and nature. We are interested in how such intersections become meaningful and materialize in various historical, geographical, political, social, and cultural contexts. For more information about the subject Gender Studies, click here.

Description

The doctoral student will conduct a study that, from a gender theoretical perspective, contributes to the principal aim of the research programme ReNEW: to improve our understanding of Norden in a global and critical perspective in areas such as 1) Nordic cooperation and region-building, 2) democracy, governance and law, 3) public policy, gender issues and labour, 4) Nordic branding and reputation, 5) multiculturalism and globalization, 6) Nordic culture and media. Paradoxes concerning gender and sexuality are numerous in contemporary Nordic societies, as well as in gender research. For example, Nordic gender equality policies (Swedish not least) both embrace an intersectional understanding of inequality and promote equality work based in monolithic understandings of gender; queer theorizing quickly became incorporated into academic gender research during the 1990s whilst postcolonial/intersectional theorising still provokes and stir controversies about conceptualisations of gender, power and epistemology. Furthermore, the colonial past and todays coloniality of the Nordic countries, as well as research about indigenous peoples and cultures is to large extent still absent in Nordic research. ReNEW PhD students are expected to have a research stay at one of the partner universities and attend relevant meetings and courses.

 

Application deadline is 15 February 2018 at 11:59 pm.