18/02/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of English and German Philology

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    01/07/2020 08:30 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Granada
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    International Research Projects Office
  • DEPARTMENT
    Promotion and Advisory Unit
  • LABORATORY
    NA

Professor Miriam Fernández Santiago, from the Department of English and German Philology (http://www.diaugr.es/) at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

Research Group STUDIES IN LITERATURE, CRITICISM AND CULTURE (GRACO) engages in critical literary and cultural studies in English and Spanish from a local and global perspective, paying special attention to their intersection with other disciplines as well as the historical and social impact of these studies from a responsible ethical position with the civic values of equality and attention to diversity.

Project description

In the context of the current digital and ecological revolutions that are reconsidering the limits of humanity in the early twenty-first century, the new critical discourses developing around what is roughly known as disability studies are bringing a new perspective to post- and transhumanism that strongly engage with both the new materialisms and the ethical turn in critical studies. Although their origins can be traced back to the more general frame of the civil rights movement in the USA and of social policies in Canada and the UK, it was only in the late 1990s that disability studies broke into the academic critical sphere as subject of critical inquiry, a category of critical analysis and a system of representation (Snyder, Brueggeman, & Garland-Thomson).

Suggested topics for research might include:

Writing as Therapy, Disability and authorship, Disability autobiography/Medical Case Narrative, Disability and Spectacle (freak shows, wondrous bodies), The prosthetics of writing/narrative prosthesis, Disability and subject formation, Representing Mental disability, Disability and Crime, Feminist Disability Studies, Compulsory able-bodiedness and compulsory heterosexuality, Disability and race, Disability and gender, Virtual disability, Disability and Sci-fi, Disability and its environments, Pharmaka (disability, drugs and the chemical industry), Intersecting disabilities, Disability and humor/Crip Camp, “Passing” and Coming out as (dis)abled, Genealogies of disability, Disability and (post)Humanism, Disability, community, and identity, Disability and ageing, Disability and trauma, Disability and precarious vulnerability, Disability and National Identity, Disability and Access, Disability aesthetics

Research Area: Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Miriam Fernández Santiago (mirfer@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

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