The Sociology Department of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is now seeking two PhD students (sociology, political science, demography or another relevant social science discipline) and a post-doctoral researcher in the field of economics to work on the international project BAM: Becoming A Minority. BAM consists of 5 subprojects where four PhD students and 2 post-doc researchers will work together with the PI, a senior researcher and a project coordinator.
Deadline for the application: 01-01-2018
The BAM project is a pioneering project that examines how people of native descent respond to becoming a minority in majority-minority city contexts. The project turns the integration question upside down and concentrates on how the former majority groups react to the changing demographics and dynamics in the urban contexts, where now the majority of the population has a migration background. With the present-day backlash against migrants in Europe, it becomes clear that integration processes of all groups involved cannot be fully understood if migration scholars do not also look at the acceptance or rejection of this increased ethnic diversity by the people of native descent, who formed the former majority. Hence, we are looking for critical scholars eager and able to contribute to the development of a new line of research and thinking in migration and ethnic studies. BAM is a comparative project and the study will be executed in 6 different cities across 4 countries; three harbour cities, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Malmö, and three service sector cities, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Vienna.
For the Postdoctoral position see: www.academictransfer.com/44114
For the PhD positions see: www.academictransfer.com/44113
For additional information please contact: Drs. Ismintha Waldring
Phone: +31 630050739