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Postdoctoral position in ERC funded project on Migration and Democratic Diffusion


Starting date: By 2 September 2019, Department of Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.


They invite applications for a 3 year postdoctoral position in the research project Migration and Democratic Diffusion: the Impact of Migration on Democratic Practices and Processes in Countries of Origin (MIGRADEMO) funded within the ERC framework. The project is led by Eva Østergaard-Nielsen in the Department of Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Project/research context: The postdoctoral researcher will be part of a team researching the impact of migration on democratic participation and processes in countries of origin. The research strategy of the MIGRADEMO project combines analysis of processes of democratic diffusion across three countries of origin and at three levels of democratic participation and processes: individual citizens, civil society and among political leaders and representatives. The tentative case studies are Turkey, Morocco and Hungary/Romania. The project will analyse already existing aggregate data on remittances and political behaviour and generate new comprehensive datasets based on both surveys and in-depth qualitative research among non-migrants and returnees in countries of origin, civil society leaders and the political elite.


Application deadline: 16/4 2019.

How to apply: Interested candidates should submit their applications to eva.ostergaard@uab.catand by 16/04/19 with the message subject “MIGRADEMO Postdoc”. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The following documents, integrated in one PDF file, must be included:

  • •A motivation letter detailing how your research profile and interest relate to the project.
  • •A detailed CV including information on methodological skills, relevant research experience, and graduate degree results.
  • •Names of two referees who will need to send their references directly to the PI by the application deadline.
  • •Two writing samples in English demonstrating the methodological and analytical skills of the applicants

For further details see the attached pdf or the website.

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