The junior research group Food for Justice examines normative questions of inequalities and justice, rights and democracy that arise in disputes surrounding the global food system. Although citizens increasingly perceive global dynamics of food production and commercialization as part of the historical causes of the ecological crisis and the persisting hunger in the world, research on food security tend to rely on the same, searching for technological fixes to a profit-oriented model exploiting living matter. Combining theoretical perspectives on global inequalities with social movement research on food justice, Food for Justice will focus in Europe (with focus on Germany) and in Latin America (focusing on Brazil) to generate knowledge about which food system citizens desire, which solutions are already there that address social concerns and how to redirect public policies towards a fair and sustainable food system.
Doctoral researcher (m/f/d)
with 65% part-time job | limited to 31.03.2024 (end of project) | Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU | reference code: LAI-FFJ-Praedoc-2021
To engage in advanced academic research in the area of the food inequalities in Brazil and Germany. Participate in the activities of the Research Group.
Undertake doctoral research on social innovations and mobilizations over food inequalities in Brazil and Germany, considering transregional connections
Conduct field research on solidarity networks of agricultural production and consumption and food movements, addressing the role of socio-environmental and gender inequalities (knowledge of food studies, gender studies, social movement and environmental studies is a plus)
Conduct team research in survey and political communication analysis
Write research articles for peer-reviewed journals, a book chapter for an edited volume
Present papers at conferences and seminars to disseminate research findings
Scientific and internal communication of the research project
MA in Sociology or Latin American Studies with outstanding qualification
Fluency in Brazilian Portuguese, English and German is required. Spanish is helpful.
Willingness to participate in all activities of the Research Group
Previous experience with qualitative/quantitative social scientific methods (experience of digital ethnography, survey, and newspaper analysis is especially welcome)
Research experience in Brazil and/or Germany is desirable
Experience with scientific communication is desirable
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Freie Universität Berlin
Drittmittelprojekt Food For Justice
Mrs. Prof. Dr. Renata Campos Motta
Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56
14197 Berlin (Wilmersdorf)
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