Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Cultural History of the Black African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain

  • Deadline: Feb 15, 2024
  • Barcelona, Spain

The research project funded by the European Research Council, The Cultural History of the Black African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain (BADEMS), invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship on Early Modern Iberian History with an interest in Cultural Minorities at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The successful candidate will implement a line of research focused on the role of Afro-Hispanic confraternities as cultural and religious hubs in early modern Spain, and is expected to be an important part of the implementation and dissemination of the project carrying out independent research, attending and organizing conferences, and producing research outputs. Candidates should have research experience working on early modern Spain; a PhD in early modern History or relevant fields; native or near-native fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish; ability and commitment to work both independently and collaboratively; motivation to pursue a career in research.

The project offers a multidisciplinary environment to further pursue a research career; support and mentoring for publications and further applications; a network of international scholars across different academic cultures; the opportunity to learn managerial skills and to develop language skills. Salary starts at 34,812.12€ p.a. and can be negotiated based on the candidate’s CV and expertise.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a cover letter explaining how they meet these criteria along with a CV, and a writing sample (either published or in progress) via the online platform by 15 February 2024. Each application should be endorsed by two confidential letters of reference. Referees should send these directly to [email protected]

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