/ Forschung, Doktorat
Postdoc position: "Connecting Three Worlds: Socialism, Medicine and Global Health After World War II"
Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck University of London
Birkbeck, University of London is seeking applications for a 4-year postdoctoral research position as part of the Wellcome Collaborative Award ‘Connecting Three Worlds: Socialism, Medicine and Global Health After World War II’ led by Dr Sarah Marks (Birkbeck), Dr Dora Vargha (University of Exeter) and Professor Edna Suarez-Diaz (UNAM, Mexico).
Connecting Three Worlds pioneers a new history of global health that, for the first time, incorporates the socialist world: a fluctuating constellation of Eastern European, Asian, Latin American and African countries connected through political ideology, expert networks, economic development and aid, and military interventions in the Cold War. It identifies the particular health cultures produced by socialism (in all its variety) and explores the impact of socialist internationalism in co-producing global health in the 20th century.
The project invites applications for research projects which approach these transnational connections through the lens of one or more countries of the African continent.