Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Sociology.

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    01/07/2020 10:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Rosa M. Soriano Miras, from the Department of Sociology 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

The University of Granada has a large number of senior and training researchers working on issues related to the social and environmental challenges of today's societies. The research tasks are doing through the bodies of knowledge, but in an uncoordinated way. In these knowledge corpuscles, different researchers from different areas of knowledge, research institutes and groups, and research projects are protagonists with the following objectives,

• To approach the study of the great social and environmental challenges in a holistic way.

• Make better use of resources and be more productive in the advancement of knowledge.

• Promote the recruitment of talent through the creation of the identity mark of the Unit of Excellence.

• Improve and enhance the transfer of knowledge and awareness of public and private managers.

The research lines of said Unit respond to two types of challenges: social and environmental. Economic and social progress must be done in a balanced and respectful way with the environment and the environment. It is the way to be able to guarantee at present the fulfillment of Human Rights for a large part of humanity currently in a situation of marginality and without access to basic goods and services, while guaranteeing the sustainability and habitability of the planet for future generations. Consequently, it is about guaranteeing that Human Rights can be fulfilled today and in an undetermined period of time.

Project description

One of the outcomes of the global economic system is industrial relocation. It has caused the production of the manufacturing industry to move from developed countries to developing countries, looking for cheaper labour and less restrictive labour and environmental laws.

This process interacts with consumption places, which are the destination places of manufactured goods. The interrelationship between production and consumption places is the research line of this project, focused on the transnational logic of clothing. We study the interrelationship between consumption and production places adding a new border reality with a key role in the clothing industry relocation, such as Istanbul (Turkey). This reality will be compared to the case of Morocco, as both countries are located in the Mediterranean, a key space for the EU. We will also focus on the role of the new social players arising from the online consumption structure: influencers. Finally, we will analyse the level of awareness/commitment of Spanish consumers, drawing attention to job insecurity among the workers who have emerged with the digitalization of the economy in their immediate environment.

We will use a mixed and multi-situated research design allowing to study the positions of the players involved in each one of the contexts indicated and their comparison to the previous projects -Tangier/Tétouan and Casablanca (Morocco)-. This strategy will allow the analysis

of two or more objects of study in order to detect regularities and singularities, allowing a reduction of ethnocentrism. A different data production process will be used for each objective. The research team is represented by four Spanish universities (UGR, UNED, UVA, UJAEN) and five foreign ones (LILLE, Grenoble, CUNY-USA-, Wilfried Laurier University -Canada- and COLEF-México)

Research Area

Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Rosa M. Soriano Miras (rsoriano@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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