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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Modern and American History

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    31/08/2021 13:30 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Jaén
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Alejandra Palafox Menegazzi from the Department of Modern and American History at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2021 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information about the 2020 call: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV, the 2021 call is not yet open).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 89 degrees, 110 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 123 departments and 27 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has 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. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 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 - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (http://sl.ugr.es/0bsW). The UGR is amongst the 201-300 first universities of the world, between 2nd-5th position of Spanish universities and number 1 in the Andalusian Region in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking. Specialties at UGR that stand out are Library & Information Science (position 32) and Food Science & Technology (position 36). Moreover, the UGR is also situated amongst the first 100 universities in Mining & Mineral Engineering between (76th-100th position), in Mathematics (between 76th-100th position) and in Hospitality & Tourism Management (between 76th-100th position). The edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th 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.

Additionally, the UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in Computer Sciences & Engineering (position 101-150). It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 43th 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 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 118 projects with total funding around 29.115 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

The research group HUM 603, Women's Studies, analyzes aspects of women's lives and gender discourses, from ancient times to the 21st century, with transdisciplinary, intersectional and feminist perspectives.

Different lines of research are developed, including the following:

-"Science, women and gender": historical analysis of the discourses of science about "women". Study of the role of women as creators of scientific knowledge and as professionals in science, medicine and health, as well as the relationships of authority and power within these areas.

-"Health, sexualities and gender": an inter-sectional study on the relations between gender, sexuality and power relations, scientific discourses and the experiences and representations of women and of different sexual identities.

-"Spaces and power relations": analysis of the ways in which the configuration of public and private spaces interacts with power relations in a specific society or context.

-"Gender and peace": study on the relations between women, feminism, gender violence and culture and peace processes in the past and present from a feminist perspective.

-"Women and education": study on the education of women in different socio-historical contexts, the participation of women and gender inequalities in education. Intervention proposals for a more egalitarian education.

Project description:

The project seeks to know the History of the medical and criminal treatment of sexual violence –understood as a historical concept and analytical category– in the southern European and Latin American context, between the 19th and 20th centuries. The construction of a set of criminological proposals, distributed in various areas of knowledge, will be addressed. We will seek to know the interaction between the members of international academic community, assessing the relationship between the cultural perspective and biological determinism in the works on the etiology of the phenomenon. It will delve into the foundation of discourses that conceptualized sexual violence within dichotomous gender models, in a “Latin” spatial framework, in which transnational networks for the circulation of sexual knowledge were developed. It will delve into the foundation of discourses that conceptualized sexual violence within dichotomous gender models, in a “Latin” spatial framework, in which transnational networks for the circulation of sexual knowledge were developed.

It will delve into the foundation of discourses that conceptualized sexual violence within dichotomous gender models, in a “Latin” spatial framework, in which transnational networks for the circulation of sexual knowledge were developed. The selected period will allow to know the interaction between the conceptualization of sexual violence in a framework of consolidation of sexology, in which various sexual orientations, attitudes and identities were pathologized by psychiatry, forensic medicine and criminal anthropology, under categories, such as those of "inverted", "sadist" or "born rapist". It will also be possible to trace whether these etiological conceptualizations of the crime favored the design of some special type of punitive or rehabilitative response, according to the pathological nature of the offender or if they were aimed at determining their degree of discernment and its consequent criminal responsibility.

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Alejandra Palafox Menegazzi (alexgnd@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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