The Europainstitut / Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel invites applications for two PhD positions (full time) starting immediately or according to agreement.
The two positions are part of the research project "The Divisive Power of Citizenship" of Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). The research project investigates the ambivalent elements of the granting or withdrawal of citizenship and the resulting problems for individuals in different historical contexts. The research design aims to analyze the tensions between nationalism, colonial privilege, racism and the construction of transcultural social structures in concepts of citizenship and in the practices of their application.The research project is integrated into an interdisciplinary research environment of history, citizenship studies and international human rights law, and cooperates with a digital humanities interface. The historical case studies focus on the loss of citizenship and the danger of imprisonment for the misfortune of having 'false' citizenship between 1919 and 1945 – a time of simultaneous enforcement and destruction of citizenship.
You will contribute to the research project by writing a doctoral thesis on one of the two following topics:
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Online applications are accepted only. Please indicate which of the two projects you are interested in pursuing. The closing date is April 24, 2019.
In case you have questions about the positions, please contact the scientific manager of the institute, Cornelia Knab: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Title||2 PhD Positions: SNF Project "The Divisive Power of Citizenship" (History / European Global Studies)|
|Employer||University of Basel|
|Job location||Petersplatz 1, CH-4003 Basel|
|Published||April 15, 2019|
|Application deadline||April 24, 2019|
|Job type||PhD  |
|Fields||European Law,   International History and Politics,   Politics and History,   International Relations  |