PhD Research Fellowship in Social Anthropology

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Oct 2023

The University of Oslo, in collaboration with Aarhus University, invites applications for a fully-funded 3-year PhD fellowship, related to the Anthropology of Human Security, Health and Enviroment in Africa, starting on January 2nd 2024.


The University of Oslo and Aarhus University are founding participants of the collaborative project ANTHUSIA: Anthropology of Human Security in Africa. ANTHUSIA originated as a multi-disciplinary research and training project conducted by a consortium of four universities in Aarhus (Denmark), Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Leuven (Belgium) and Oslo (Norway) with funding from the EU MSCA programme.  The consortium draws together academics, practitioners and activists interested in human security, defined broadly, in Africa. Between 2018 and 2022, ANTHUSIA funded PhD fellows to conduct anthropological field research on phenomena such as emerging health and environmental issues, the expansion of young populations and marginalisation of elderly, processes of urbanisation and unequally distributed growth, recurring conflicts and population displacement.

Over five years, the research network has built an academically stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment that allows PhD fellows to obtain specialist knowledge on a specific research topic as well as transferable skills that can be employed in non-academic institutions and to build scholarly networks across Europe, Africa and beyond. Two new PhD positions in Oslo and Aarhus offer salary, as well as funding for fieldwork, conference participation and dissemination, books and equipment.

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