March, 2017 archive

Spring 2017 West African Research Association (WARA) Travel Grant

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, March 15. The WARC Travel Grant supports West African post graduate scholars and researchers carrying out research in West Africa. Studies in all disciplines are welcome. This grant covers travel taking place between June 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

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Call for Applications (Postdoctoral Fellowship): Critical Approaches to Politics, Social Activism and Islamic Militancy the Western Saharan Region

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

CAPSAHARA proposes an analysis of the reconfigurations established in the socio-political vocabulary of the western Saharan region from the “post-empire” to the contemporary period. The project should produce an analysis of the social and political structures shared in the region, of the local variations of those structures (based on case studies), their specific configurations based on social markers such as gender, age, and class; in order to understand the recent articulation of the region’s social and political structures with broader and often exogenous political vocabularies. The project’s results should enable the different contexts under study to be integrated into the wider maps of current scientific research, providing, at the same time a dissemination of its outputs to an extended audience. The project is methodologically based on readings associated with different social sciences, with a particular focus on anthropology.

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