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Job Opening: Post-Doc & Two PhD Studentships on the Transformation of Shi’a

The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint one Post-doctoral Research Fellow and to award two PhD studentships to work on the ERC-funded project

The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint one Post-doctoral Research Fellow and to award two PhD studentships to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Creating an Alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam (ALTERUMMA)’ project, led by Professor Oliver Scharbrodt. This interdisciplinary project investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. The project begins in January 2018 and will in the course of its five-year duration include four post-doctoral researchers and three PhD students.

The Research Fellow and PhD students will work on the first thematic area of the project which begins in January 2018. As part of this thematic area, the various ways in which Shii clerical authorities in Iran and Iraq have positioned themselves towards the modern nation-state are explored.

Further information about the project, Visit: cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211385_en.html

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