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Extended deadline for application: Visiting Scholars to GEXcel themes 7 & 8

Positions for doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars are still open for competition in GEXcel themes 7 & 8: “Teaching Normcritical Sex – Getting Rid of Violence. TRANSdisciplinary, TRANSnational and TRANSformative Feminist Dialogues on Embodiment, Emotions and Ethics, with a particular focus on the subtheme “Gendered Violence”. EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 3 May 2010.

BACKGROUND TO GEXcel

Linköping and Örebro Universities, Sweden, are the base for the “Centre of Gender Excellence – Gendering Excellence (GEXcel): Towards a European Centre of Excellence in Transnational and Transdisciplinary Studies of Changing Gender Relations, Intersectionalities and Embodiment”. With support from the Swedish Research Council, GEXcel is carrying out new research and seeks to become the foundation for a more permanent International Collegium for Advanced Transnational and Transdisciplinary Gender Studies. For more information on GEXcel, please see: http://www.genderexcel.org/

A Visiting Scholars Programme has been organized to attract scholars at different career stages from Sweden and abroad with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The visiting scholars will carry out thematically organized, joint gender research, under the direction of one or two of the professors, responsible for the programme, and collaborate with invited senior researchers.

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INFORMATION ON THEMES 7 & 8

In 2010/2011, there will be a joint research theme titled, “Teaching Normcritical Sex – Getting Rid of Violence. TRANSdisciplinary, TRANSnational and TRANSformative Feminist Dialogues on Embodiment, Emotions and Ethics”. The research will be carried out with a focus on two sub-themes:

1) Gendered violence – will be in focus in the FALL/WINTER of 2010/11.

2) Critical, intersectional studies of sexualities – will be in focus in SPRING of 2011.

This joint theme will be directed by Barbro Wijma, Professor of Gender and Medicine, Division of Gender and Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden, and Nina Lykke, Professor of Gender and Culture, Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden.

Positions for doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars to participate in sub-theme 1 are now open for competition.

Positions for doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars to participate in sub-theme 2 will be announced later this year.

For more information on the themes, please see: http://www.genderexcel.org/node/212

Proposals are invited from doctoral students outside Sweden for one- to four-months fellowships in the Fall/Winter of 2010/11 and with a ‘peak period’ Week 41-42 (October 11-24), where all scholars are expected to be in residence and participate in joint seminars. Up to four fellowships will be available. Fellowships include salary (with a deduction for existing doctoral salary), housing stipend and travel to Sweden.

Proposals are invited from postdoctoral scholars (priority given to applicants from Europe, including Sweden) for one- to six-months fellowships in the Fall/Winter of 2010/11 with a ‘peak period’ Week 41-42 (October 11-24), where all scholars are expected to be in residence and participate in joint seminars. Up to nine fellowships will be available. Fellowships include salary (with a deduction for existing salary), housing stipend and travel to Sweden.

Applicants should explain how their project will make a transnationally informed contribution to the understanding of the overall theme “Teaching Normcritical Sex – Getting Rid of Violence TRANSdisciplinary, TRANSnational and TRANSformative Feminist Dialogues on Embodiment, Emotions and Ethics” with a particular focus on the subtheme ‘Gendered violence’.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

All proposals must include a current CV, an abstract of the proposed project, a narrative description (maximum: five pages) of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship, and a short bibliography. We welcome applications (focusing on one or more of the sub-themes of the chosen theme), to become part of this thriving research environment.

Doctoral candidates must include the name and contact information for their research supervisor. Postdoctoral applicants must also include two samples of their work (published or unpublished) related to the research topic.

It is also possible to make an application to participate in the theme as a self-funded GEXcel Open Position Scholar. Applications for this should include similar materials.

All proposals and supporting materials should be submitted electronically to:

GEXcel Academic Coordinator

Email: application@genderexcel.org

A committee will evaluate all applications and select those who are successful, with the approval of the GEXcel Board.

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: 3 May

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