Freie Universität Berlin - Zentralinstitut John-F.-Kennedy-Institut - Excellenzcluster "Contestation of the Liberal Script" (SCRIPTS)
Research assistant (Praedoc) (m/f/d)
65%-part-time job | limited to 3 years |Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU
| Reference code: E Praedoc_SCRIPTS_Gender, Borders, Memory (History)
The SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence offers an attractive academic environment and expertise in regional studies, world history, and political economy, as well as financial support for archival and conference travel. As an affiliated member of the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS), the chosen candidate will have a connection to an active community of young researchers at the Cluster. For a detailed project description of the SCRIPTS research program, participating researchers, and the international network of cooperating institutions, see https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/about-us The SCRIPTS Project "Gender, Borders, Memory" (GBM) examines the role of gender and memory in the context of borders and border regions in the liberal script. It analyzes to which extent different impressions of gender and gender roles, both past and present, have influenced the development of borders and border conflicts in liberal regimes. The project will research and use a case study of the separatist movement of Catalonia, examining images, symbols, and arguments relating to gender and memory in the in the context of mobilization and protest. The significance of colonial memories, for example, the siege of Barcelona in 1714, the Spanish-American War in 1898, or the Catalonian suffrage movement in the early 20th Century will play a central role in the analysis of the search for Catalonian self-determination from a gender-specific perspective.
The chosen candidate will work closely in an interdisciplinary context with the project leaders Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht (International History) and Prof. Dr. Gülay Çağlar (Professor of Political Science focusing on Gender and Diversity). The successful candidate in history will analyze the separatist movement’s entanglement with historical memory such as 1741, 1898 and the early regional feminist movement, and examine how memory and historical reference points including gender norms, activism and imagery inform current contestations of liberal borders.
Collaboration with research project with opportunity for doctorate
Support with creation of a research design and further development of the theoretical and analytical frameworks
Carrying out historical field research
Contribution to and participation in Cluster events
Contribution to collective works
Support with planning and execution of workshops
Creation of interim reports
University degree in History
previous experience in archival and primary source research
Experience in gender research
Experience in regional studies (Europe and Latin America)
Experience in researching nationalism and separatism
Very good spoken and written English skills
Very good spoken and written Spanish skills, experience with Catalan preferred
Good teamwork skills and structured work ethic
For further information please contact Ms. Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht (firstname.lastname@example.org / 030-838 - 52 474).
How to apply:
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Freie Universität Berlin
Excellenzcluster "Contestation of the Liberal Script" (SCRIPTS)
Frau Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
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