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2 PhD positions: ‘The political economy of monetary and economic sovereignty in West Africa compared’
Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, University of Bayreuth
The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth, funded by the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments, invites applications for two Doctoral Researchers (m/f/d) in the Junior Research Group ‘The political economy of monetary and economic sovereignty in West Africa compared’ to start on 1 July 2021, or at the earliest possible date thereafter. Contract duration is four years. Next to the project work in the research group the successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies within the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), the graduate school of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence. A regular presence in Bayreuth is required, yet individual arrangements are possible.
The project, led by Dr. Kai Koddenbrock, investigates historically and in comparative fashion how West African societies have attempted to increase their political and economic sovereignty with a particular focus on the interaction between governments, finance and labor. Country case studies will be determined depending on applicants’ knowledge and preference. Ivory Coast and Nigeria are preferred but others are possible.
Application Deadline: 10 May 2021.