Postdoctoral Research in Human Rights and the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Global Impact on Moral and Political Subjectivity, Netherlands 2012

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The postdoctoral researcher will participate in a five-year comparative research project which will undertake a transnational, multi-sited ethnographic study of moral and political subjectivity in rights-based HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs. In particular the following questions will be addressed: Are there more distal, non-health related consequences of the therapeutic practices of such programs that inadvertently shape the political and moral subjectivities of participants? If so, are they related to the particular combination of moral discourses (e.g., human rights, personal responsibility, and local) underlying the therapeutic approach? How are any such consequences experienced by participants and how have they altered their everyday social and political interactions in their networks and communities. In addressing these questions the postdoctoral project focuses on such programs in Indonesia from the perspective of an anthropology of moralities. A significant part of this project will consist of on-site, long-term ethnographic research.

-Completed PhD degree in Anthropology or related discipline; -Candidates with a PhD degree in Philosophy, who have strong and demonstrable social scientific interests, are also encouraged to apply; -Strong publication record suited to experience level; -Strong qualitative and ethnographic research experience and skills; – Research experience and language competency suitable to Indonesia will be considered an advantage.

Deadline: 1 February 2012

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