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Post-doc Researcher for the project ‘Transnational political engagement of African Diaspora communities’ (1.0 fte, 3 years)

Deadline - 1 September 2017

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doc researcher who considers it a challenge to conduct research as part of the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). As a postdoc at the ISS you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with renowned academics with an international focus and track record. 

Project description

You will become part of the new research project on ‘Transnational political engagement of African Diaspora communities’. This research examines how Diaspora communities have (self-) organised transnationally between various countries of residence in order to influence local policies, which draws on the notion of political remittances and cultural circulation. These transnational networks are predominantly urban and have become more vibrant and diverse as a result of rapid communication developments. Less is known about their political engagement in countries of residence. Two research questions are central: (i) How do Diaspora communities (especially from Africa) organize themselves locally as well as transnationally, and why? (ii) How and to what extent have these Diaspora communities influenced local policies, or not? You will explore these questions in two poor and diverse neighbourhoods of The Hague, as well as (in a later stage) in Diaspora communities in an African city (to be determined).

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PhD-candidate Refugee Care (f/m, 1.0fte)

Deadline - 1 September 2017

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD-candidate who considers it a challenge to conduct PhD research as part of the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens and the International Institute of Social Studies. As a PhD-candidate, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with renowned academics with an international focus and track record.

Project description

The PhD project will consist of a mixed method in-depth case study of refugee initiatives, governance and assistance in selected cities in Lebanon. Whereas refugees would until recently only be recognized when they resided in camps, Syrian refugees have massively opted to self-settle in cities. In Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, 90% of the refugees live outside the camps.  The question is how bottom-up innovations of refugees with self-help groups, informal settlements and entrepreneurial activities affect refugee governance, refugee care, and the relation with the host-population?

With its focus on bottom-up innovation, this research aims to contribute to practical solutions to improve refugee assistance, advance theoretical tools to respectfully build aid on refugees’ own solutions, and provide food for thought to contribute to ongoing discussion on the governance of aid.

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Ongoing internship

Internship Marketing & Communication

Please note that this internship is available twice a year, in the period September – February and February – July. This is a 0.5 – 0.8 fte position.

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