The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo is looking for two doctoral research candidates in the study of religion and politics. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years.
The fellowships are part of the Religion and Politics Research Initiative. This initiative asserts that the political implications of religions and the religious aspects of politics make it increasingly important to think of religion and politics together. Religious policy issues range from religious nationalism and identity politics to conspiracy theories including vaccine resistance, pro- or anti-democracy activism, disputes over political, judicial or religious authority, responses to climate change and environmental activism, blasphemy controversies, and much more. Globally, several of these phenomena have a significant potential for conflict as well as connections, which makes it an important part of society’s mission to understand them.
The project description must be submitted as part of the application.This project needs to be thematically relevant to research interests in the Religion and Politics Research Initiative.
The successful candidates are expected to join the existing research milieu and contribute to its development. In addition to their own research, they will take part in ongoing research related activities at the department or the relevant section.
The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.
Read more on the call here.
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