Center for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Global Humanities

Tufts University in Massachusetts

Deadline February 01, 2017
Date Posted November 7, 2016
Type Post-doc
Salary 47,500-47,500
Employment Type Full-time

2017-2018 Center for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Global Humanities

The Center for the Humanities at Tufts University (CHAT) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, beginning July 1, 2017. The fellows will be in residence at the Center, and participate in a research seminar on themes in Comparative Global Humanities, a project that reconceives humanities and social science knowledge in relation to histories of global relation, contradiction, and exchange.

We seek a junior scholar whose research investigates the impact and transformation of culture in relation to colonialism, racial capitalism, trade, migration and diaspora. We are interested in work that crosses national and disciplinary boundaries to reconceive the objects, methods, material culture and archives for research. The area of specialization is open and may involve one or more of the following disciplines: anthropology, history, comparative literature, religion, material and visual culture, critical theory, however, the Comparative Global Humanities project is particularly interested in an interdisciplinary scholar with the ability to think broadly and experimentally across conventional geographic, thematic or temporal norms.

The fellow will receive a stipend of $47,500, will be eligible for Tufts University health benefits, and will have an office at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT). Applications, consisting of a CV, a 2500-word research description, and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically by February 1, 2017 on Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/39197.Candidates must have received the Ph.D. after June 30, 2013 and must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2017.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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