Research Fellow: Mobilising Contested Pasts to Promote Youth Leadership in Africa
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7093038 (Ref #: AHCLC1170)
- Posting Date: Jan 28, 2022
Do you possess a Ph.D in History, Politics, or Social Sciences? Do you have a commitment to Arts and Humanties research, impact and community engagement, and have a passion for International Development? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?
Project Title: Developing Educational Resources to Roll Out the Change-Makers Youth Leadership Programme Across Africa
You will make a significant contribution to a major public-engagement and impact project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. You will work closely with our partners at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC, including a 1-month secondment in South Africa), at The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR based at EuroClio in the Netherlands), and at the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS, Austria).
Working with the Project Leader, Professor Stuart Taberner, you will build on case studies developed by the IHJR on contested pasts around the world (e.g. sites, statues, monuments, etc., associated with historical injustices such as genocide and slavery) to develop a suite of educational materials that the JHGC can use in its Change-Makers programme. Change-Makers is an established programme that draws on historical case studies (e.g. the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda) to develop leadership skills, democratic values, and resilience amongst young people in a range of African countries. Towards the end of the project, you will work with the SGS to disseminate the materials to a wider audience of educators globally, culminating in an international workshop in Africa.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Stuart Taberner, email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures|
|School/Institute:||School of Languages, Cultures and Societies|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 p.a.|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (fixed term for 9 months)|
|Release Date:||Thursday 27 January 2022|
|Closing Date:||Thursday 17 February 2022|
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