/ Research, Doctorate/PhD

Job: Post-Doc Position, African Studies or Related Fields (Emphasis on Oral History, Storytelling, and Narratives)

Centre of International Studies (CEI), University of Lisbon (Portugal)

The Centre of International Studies (CEI) at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal) announces the opening of a competition for 1 postdoctoral contract in the area of African Studies or related fields. The position is offered in the context of the ERC Starting Grant “AfDevLives: The Afterlives of Development Interventions in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique)” (Ref. 101041788), hosted by CEI-Iscte and led by Dr. Yonatan N. Gez. AfDevLives studies the legacies of development interventions and their long-term impact on local communities. Exploring links between the past, the present, and the future, it revisits interventions’ representational and material remains from below, as experienced and re-appropriated locally over time. The selected candidate will develop spatial and kinetic methodologies and conceptions related to the afterlives of development in line with the project’s objectives. Together with other team members, they will partake in the creation of a new phenomenologically inspired participatory approach designed to reflect the close connection between people and their physical environment. The selected candidate will be based in Lisbon and will conduct multiple rounds of fieldwork around a selected case study (or case studies) in Eastern Africa (Kenya/Tanzania/Mozambique). Acknowledging the sensitive topic and applied potential, Project AfDevLives is deeply committed to benefit sharing and science communication. The selected candidate is expected to reflect these values and, next to their academic work and outputs, assume an active role promoting the project’s non-academic goals, including the training of others in the methods developed.

Application deadline: 31 December 2022