We are very happy to announce that the research group ‘AFRICA’s INFRASTRUCTURE GLOBALITIES’ offers a PhD position (m/f/d) on the subject of transnational contentious politics and situational publics in South-South relations. 

Within this broader endeavor, you will have the opportunity to develop and conduct a research project on contentious politics and transnational situational publics in the context of large-scale economic projects from investors from the Global South in Africa. The specific focus and case studies are to be developed; synergies with existing empirical focal areas of the group are welcome (Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo). We particularly welcome expertise and project proposals engaging with China in Africa and (transnational) contentious politics that address the Chinese government or Chinese publics as part of their audience.

In cooperation with the principal investigator, you will develop a methodology to integrate analysis of multi-sited fieldwork observations and interviews with written sources, objects, and digital material. You will collaborate with other team members and local/international research partners and contribute to the high-level publication of research results. You will be able to combine project-related research and PhD project. For the latter, there is the opportunity to join the Bayreuth-based international BIGSAS Graduate School for African Studies.

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We look forward to receiving your applications via the Application Portal of the University of Bayreuth until 10 February 2022.