University of Sydney International Fellowship Opportunity: Resurgent Racism

Call for interest to apply for one of up to five SSSHARC International Fellowships in the new FutureFix research venture, Resurgent Racism. Expressions of Interest close 30 September.

The Fellowships will be based at the University of Sydney in August 2020 to enable Fellows to participate in organised discussions and events on the topic of Resurgent Racism.

We encourage applications from scholars and professionals from a broad range of disciplines including, but not limited to, history, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, gender studies, political science, political theory, law, psychology, journalism and media studies. We are especially interested to receive applications from those who adopt inter-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary approaches, and those who examine the transnational dimensions of white racism.

In particular, we welcome proposals involving:

  • comparative and transnational analysis of Western liberal democracies;
  • theoretical treatments of racism, including the relationship between antisemitism, Islamophobia and white supremacy;
  • explorations of identity and the politicisation of fear and anxiety;
  • analysis of the role of media, including social media, in the development of far-right extremism; and
  • critical thinking about the development of international policy responses to racism, intolerance and xenophobia.

Each Fellowship supports up to $10,000 in travel and costs for the fellow while at the University of Sydney. The value awarded will depend on the city of origin and length of tenure. The length of the Fellowship is assumed to be at least one month, but will depend on the applicant’s availability and resources.

At this stage, we invite expressions of interest using the form below. We ask you to briefly outline the relevance of your research to the theme of Resurgent Racism broadly imagined and your potential contribution. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, collaborating with University of Sydney researchers, presenting talks, seminars, guest lectures and hosting master classes for emerging and early career researchers. Based on the expression of interest, you may be invited to submit a full application.

Expressions of Interest close 30 September 2019.

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