Deadline: 19th Feb
The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship:
The aim of the project is to examine and theorize transnational brokerage. In this context, transnational brokerage refers to the way in which individuals position themselves and mediate between resources and networks in Guangdong, China, on the one hand, and globally, on the other.
The project will generate new knowledge about the processes beneath the “rise of China” and form the foundation for theoretical developments. Three ethnographic case studies will yield complementary information on the common challenge of brokering across geographic scales: (1) Connecting low-cost Chinese manufacturing with African markets; (2) Integrating Chinese academic research with global scientific communities; (3) Attracting new foreign investments to China to underpin industrial upgrading. The studies will be conducted in the Pearl River Delta, South China.
The postdoctoral scholar will be in charge of case study 3. A research statement should be included in the application (details in the link above).
More information about the project is published at https://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/english/research/projects/china-brokerage/index.html.
Attractive salary and welfare benefits.