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Job: Postdoctoral Researcher 100 %, Department of History

Department of History, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

The successful applicant will join the Swiss National Science Foundation-PRIMA research group “Rice Knowledge and Practices between Pacific Asia and West Africa: International Development meets local farming (1960-1991)” led by Prof. Dr. Yi-Tang Lin. Examining rice knowledge and practices between East Asia and West Africa through qualitative and quantitative historical methods, the core project seeks to open a new window on Asian–African solidarity during Cold War by going beyond diplomacy and concentrating on knowledge and practices generated and held on the ground. It will also contribute to the history of colonialism by linking the post-colonial period in the aftermaths of the British, French, and Japanese empires and US postwar imperialism as expressed through foreign aid policies in Africa.
Applicants are expected to propose a postdoctoral project within the broad theme of the 20th-century West African foodways and their relations with other regions of the World. The successful applicant will design and conduct her/his independent research project with the support of Prof. Dr. Yi-Tang Lin and an international advisory committee. This post includes an annual research allowance. She/he will also contribute to the collaborative aspect of the project, including academic and public outreach activities, online content curation, and, the possibility of co-authored publications.

Application deadline: 05 March 2023, 17:00