KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm | Four PhD Fellowships in Environmental Humanities Available

Application deadline: April 20, 2015

Full time, fixed term for 36 months, October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2018

Host supervisors: Prof. Marco Armiero, Prof. Libby Robin, Prof. Sverker Sörlin, Prof. Nina Wormbs

Note: Applicants who have lived or worked for more than 12 months in the last three years in Sweden are not eligible to apply for the positions based in Sweden according to the Marie Curie ITN regulations. They are encouraged to apply for positions hosted at the other main beneficiaries: the University of Leeds (Leeds, United Kingdom) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (Munich, Germany).

Each PhD fellow will be assigned to one of the two areas. Both will look at environmental change in terms of the coproduction of human bodies, natures, and societies, arguing for the need to consider social and environmental justice. Projects in the network will uncover and analyse the environmental contents of some major current political issues emerging in a multi-ethnic Europe. Candidates are expected to specify which of these research areas they wish to work in:

  1. Xenophobic natures. In this area we welcome projects addressing the connections between migrations and the environment in a historical perspective. In particular, we encourage proposals which will investigate the material dimensions of migrants’ adaptation to new environments and/or the scientific/political narratives of invasive and native species.
  2. Wasteland. The projects included in this area will examine the contradictory relationships between societies and waste, defined in the broadest possible sense. In particular, we welcome projects focussing on the creation of wasted places and on the environmental and social inequalities embodied in this process.

Historical time period and geographical focus of the research are open.

To apply for this post, please send the following documents by April 20, 2015:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Transcripts of university degrees
  3. Other material (max three pieces) that the applicant wishes to include, such as for example essays, articles or other texts.
  4. A plan for the suggested doctoral work, max 4 pages.
  5. Contact details for two references.
  6. Reference number: A-2014-xxxx

Applications should be sent to:
KTH, Division of history of science, technology and environment
Att: Sofia Jonsson
Teknikringen 74D
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden

or: registrator.tekhist@abe.kth.se

For further details on these fellowships, contact:

Marco Armiero – armiero@kth.se
Nina Wormbs – nina@kth.se

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