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Ongeveer 11 uur geleden - Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) - Amsterdam
Utrecht University's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for 2 Postdocs. Interested? Read more and apply here.
We seek to appoint 2 Postdoc candidates who will investigate the role of religious vigilante organizations. Both Postdocs will be part of the ERC Consolidator project: Sacralizing Security: Religion, Violence and Authority in Mega-Cities of the Global South (SACRASEC). In mega-cities of the Global South, state agencies often lack the capacity to provide infrastructure and security to all citizens. In such contexts, religious organizations and non-state security actors (vigilantes) have merged into alternative governance organizations. The emergence of religious vigilantes suggests a different connection between religion and violence than emphasized in current research on religious fundamentalism and terrorism. While religious vigilantes use violence systematically, they generally do not aim to overthrow the state, nor do they seek a global audience to witness their violence. They operate side-by-side with state actors to maintain order. SACRASEC will analyze the production of authority of religious vigilantes in mega-cities of the Global South through an ethnographic comparison of groups in three mega-cities: Rio de Janeiro, Jakarta and Lagos. We seek to appoint Postdocs that will focus on specific case-studies that have been designed for the project:
Candidates should indicate for which case study they wish to apply specifically and explain in a research statement why.
The project will draw on the methods of participant observation, ethnographic interviews, urban ethnography, content analysis, and sensory ethnography. It will also engage with the recent turn to materiality within religious studies, cultural anthropology and security studies. This project will be embedded in the Department of Cultural Anthropology’s research program Sovereignty and Social Contestation in Complex Societies (SoSCo), and the candidate will be supervised by Dr. Martijn Oosterbaan (PI of SACRASEC).
We are looking for someone who:
Additional information concerning this position can be obtained by contacting Babs van den Born (Secretary) via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply before October 5, 2019. Interviews will take place in the week of 11-15 November, 2019 in Utrecht.
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