On behalf of the WEGO-ITN, The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam is pleased to announce the recruitment of 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) PhD positions (Early Stage Researchers).
WEGO-ITN’s consortium is made up of scholar-activists working on feminist political ecology from ten institutions in five European Union countries: Germany, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom and eight institutions from six countries for training and secondments: Australia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Uruguay and USA.
The PhDs will be hosted at the beneficiary institutions of the WEGO-ITN:
- Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)
- Humboldt University Berlin (HUB)
- Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at Sussex University
- Pangea Foundation (PF)
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
- The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam
- University of Brighton (UofB)
- University of Passau (UPAS)
- IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (IHE)
- Wageningen University & Research (WUR).
The purpose of WEGO-ITN funded by the European Commission (2018–2022) is to develop a shared research and training agenda in order to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary social-environmental scientists on feminist political ecology in Europe. The network will look in detail at local communities’ coping strategies to build resilient, equitable and sustainable futures and how they link to global sustainable development policies. WEGO-ITN will research diverse economic and ecological practices that create new forms of gender relations, livelihoods and care activities, in response to growing lack of resilience of the economy and ecosystem.
Through co-supervision by academics and non-academic partners, WEGO-ITN PhDs will engage in critical, practical, and creative exploration of the contribution and relationships between their individual doctoral study projects across the three interconnecting research themes:
1. Climate Change, Economic Development and Extractivism;
2. Commoning, Community Economies and the Politics of Care; and
3. Nature/Culture/ Embodiment and Technologies.
In addition to undertaking a doctoral research, the PhDs will engage in a series of collaborative research and training laboratories in order to develop advanced skills and expertise in tackling social-ecological challenges linked to policy agendas from a feminist political ecology perspective.
The training laboratories will be held annually engaging with partners in the network from University of Auckland (UoA), University of Vermont (UVM), University of Western Sydney (UWS), Defensoria del Vecino de Montevideo (DVM), Island Institute (II), Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Associazione Culturale Punti di Vista (PDV) and Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
Please note this is a general call for the whole ITN WEGO. More specific requirements for individual selection criteria and information on financial support and remuneration will be available at the shortlisted stage.