Post-Doctoral Researchers (4 posts)

Indigeneity in the Contemporary World: Performance, Politics, Belonging
A unique opportunity exists for four outstanding post-doctoral scholars to join a dynamic interdisciplinary team investigating how Indigeneity is expressed and understood in our complex, globalising world. With funding of €2.36M over five years from the European Research Council, this frontier research, led by Professor Helen Gilbert at Royal Holloway (University of London), focuses on performance in relation to four conceptual themes: ‘Commodity and Spectacle’, ‘Heritage and Material Culture’, ‘Reconciliation and Social Cohesion’ and ‘Mobility and Belonging’. Applicants will be considered from across a range of disciplines including, but not limited to theatre and performance studies, film, cultural geography, anthropology, history, indigenous studies, sociology, politics, dance, ethnomusicology, international relations.
Suitable applicants will have some knowledge of performance studies, an outstanding research record relative to opportunity and a sound understanding of specific indigenous cultures in one or more of the following regions: the Americas, the Pacific, Australia, Southern Africa.
Applicants should have gained a PhD in a relevant discipline before the interview dates on 25–26 November 2010. Exceptions for candidates very close to completing their doctoral studies will be only made in cases where there is an extensive track record of high-quality research publications in one of the project fields.
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Salary: £31,987 per year (including London allowance) plus limited travel support
Starting date: 1 April 2011 (posts are for two years with possible short-term extension)
Applications close: 12 Noon Wednesday 13 October 2010
Queries: please check the full details pertaining to this advertisement on the website listed above before sending queries. Further information about the Indigeneity in the Contemporary World project can be found at For specific queries only, email . General queries can be sent to or tel: 01784 414241. Please quote the reference: X0810-5989.