Three post-doc positions at Durham

Please contact Lynn Staeheli ( with questions.  Applications are made on-line at

The Department of Geography at Durham University is offering three post-doctoral research positions.  The posts are associated with the European Research Council project “Youth Citizenship in Divided Societies:  Between Cosmopolitanism, Nation and Civil Society” or YouCitizen.  The  focus of the project is on the experience and meaning of citizenship for youth in three countries that have experienced division and conflict: South Africa, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Lebanon. The project examines the efforts of international organisations, civil society organisations and states to foster citizenship amongst youth. The project’s critical intervention is in extending the analysis of these efforts to consider the ways in which youth interpret, experience, challenge, and potentially remake citizenship. The project examines the constructions of citizenship that travel through networks of states and international and civil society organisations and that are experienced and remade as youth move through their daily lives. The project is led by Lynn Staeheli (Durham), Alex Jeffrey (Cambridge), Dan Hammett (Sheffield) and Sandy Marshall (Durham).

The posts are tenable for up to 36 months and are based in Durham, but involve approximately 18 months of residential fieldwork in South Africa, Bosnia-Herzegovina, or Lebanon (although the security situation may require a change in plans for the Lebanese case study).  Experience conducting fieldwork in one of the three countries is required.  Please find full job descriptions at, with job reference numbers 2797 (South Africa), 2976 (Bosnia-Herzegovina) or 2975 (Lebanon).  The application closing date is 13 August 2013, and interviews will be held 3-4 September.

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