Two PhD scholarships in ERC funded project on Migration and Democratic Diffusion.
Two PhD scholarships in ERC funded project on Migration and Democratic Diffusion. We invite applications for two PhD scholarships in the context of the ERC Consolidator project Migration and Democratic Diffusion: the Impact of Migration on Democratic Practices and Processes in Countries of Origin, led by Eva Østergaard-Nielsen in the Department of Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
We are looking for two PhD candidates to be part of a team researching the impact of migration on democratic participation and processes in countries of origin. The research strategy of the MIGRADEMO project combines analysis of processes of democratic diffusion across three countries of origin and at three levels of democratic participation and processes: individual citizens, civil society and among political leaders and representatives. The tentative case studies are Turkey, Morocco and Hungary/Romania. The project will analyse already existing aggregate data on remittances and political behaviour and, importantly, generate new comprehensive datasets based on documentary research, surveys and in-depth qualitative research among non-migrants and returnees in countries of origin, civil society leaders and the political elite. The project will contribute to our theoretical understanding of the conditions under which migration can influence democratic processes as well as the broader research fields of democracy studies, migration and citizenship.
The project will be carried out until 2023 by an interdisciplinary team of the PI, 3 postdocs and 2 PhD students. Candidates interesting in applying for external PhD funding on any aspect of the MIGRADEMO project are welcome to contact the PI as soon as possible.
What we offer
We offer two full-time scholarships for 3 years (subject to an evaluation after 12 months). The candidates will have access to new data and work in the stimulating research environment of a new international and interdisciplinary research group. The project will provide funds for tuition fees and conference participation. The positions, benefits and payments are regulated by the contracts for PhD students at the UAB. The annual gross salary will be 20.000€. The PhD candidates will be expected to be in residence in Barcelona and need to be eligible for enrollment in the PhD programme on Politics, Policies and International Relations of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology. This highly international programme is in English. Knowledge of Spanish or Catalan is not a requirement.