University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Department of Sociology
Call for Applications
Application Deadline: 30 September 2018
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral researcher position to work on the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) Vici project (2018-2023) EnGendering Europe’s Muslim Question, lead by principal investigator Dr Sarah Bracke.
EnGendering Europe’s Muslim Question is a 5 year research project, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, which has the following objectives. First, to further explore and conceptualize debates on Islam in Europe in terms of 'Europe’s Muslim Question', which implies a shift of analytical and methodological focus from ‘the other’ (Islam and Muslims) to the ‘European self’. Second, to ground this exploration in the ana'ytical and empirical terrains of gender and sexuality, which implies further unpacking of how gender and sexuality function as privileged terrains upon which the problematization of Islam and Muslims in Europe occur, as well as exploring the effects of the Muslim Question upon existing regimes of gender and sexuality.
While the project at large includes a critical empirical dimension, you will mostly do conceptual work. This conceptual dimension of the project encompasses three lines of inquiry, upon which gender and sexuality as analytical categories will be brought to bear, namely
1. how to conceptualize the problematization of Islam and Muslims in Europe;
2. how to understand the resonances and differences between this problematization and Europe’s Jewish Question; and
3. how to further think and account for the entanglement of race and religion in Europe.
You will contribute significantly to at least one and possibly two of these lines of inquiry, as well as to the research project at large.
The appointment will be full-time (38 hours per week) for a period of two years. Your application must be sent as e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 September 2018.
More information on: University of Amsterdam’s website