14/09/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Contemporary history


  • OFFER DEADLINE
    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Granada
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    International Project Office
  • DEPARTMENT
    Promotion & Advisory
  • LABORATORY
    NA

Professor Diego Checa Hidalgo, from the Department of Contemporary history at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in this university. Applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information in the participant guide: http://sl.ugr.es/097k).

Research Group: HUM828: Ethics, politics and contemporary conflicts

This research group studies contemporary conflicts from a multidisciplinary discipline bringing insights from Philosophy, History, Political Science, Sociology and Peace Research. It focus on the dynamics of power and conflicts; relations between science, technology and society; ethical dilemmas and politics; and subaltern actors and social movements struggles. It is interested in research questions rising from different contexts, particularly from Europe, Latin America and Middle East.

Project title: "Civil resistance contributions to violence prevention, peacebuilding and conflict transformation in  the Palestinian Territories and Colombia"

Description: This research project study the contributions of civil resistance and nonviolent struggle in the field of violence prevention, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. It is based in two case studies focused on local rural resistance: The first case is the struggle in Palestinian towns and villages against the occupation and land dispossession in the Palestinian Territories; The second case is the defence of their neutrality from the different armed actors fighting in the Colombian conflict by  indigenous, Afro-Colombian and peasant communities. The project is part of a research line that focuses on the study of the theory and practice of nonviolent action for conflict transformation in contemporary history from a multidisciplinary perspective.

The aim of this project is to identify those contributions from local examples, especially from rural communities, in order to foster conflict transformation through violence prevention and peacebuilding. The goals of this research are essentially three: To deepen the understanding of the opportunities for the civilian population as a transforming agent of conflicts through violence prevention and peacebuilding using civil resistance and nonviolent struggle, particularly from rural areas; Assess the results of their resistance processes and their efficacy to prevent violence, building peace and contribute to conflict transformation; Provide insights into Spanish public policies in the areas of external action and international peacebuilding in order to increase their effectiveness.

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

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

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)