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Bourse PhD en France : social uses of genetics by African descents

lundi 9 avril 2012

Bourse du Centre International de Recherche sur les Esclavages située à l’EHESS (Paris)

Date limite de candidature : 14 avril 2012

EUROTAST is a new Marie Curie Initial Training Network, which aims at training a new generation of researchers while contributing to a better understanding of the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies today. Funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme, the network offers 13 ESR (early stage researcher) and 2 ER (experienced researcher) Fellowships to conduct research on various aspects of transatlantic slavery.

Bourse en France :

"Proposition de bourse financée par l’Europe pour 3 ans (environ 2800€ net par mois plus des frais de recherches). Le (la) lauréat(e) sera inséré(e) dans un réseau de doctorants travaillant sur l’histoire et les héritages de la traite transatlantique, sous l’angle de la génétique, de l’archéologie et des sciences sociales. Il y a une condition de mobilité essentielle, à savoir que le candidat(e) ne doit pas avoir passé plus de 12 mois en France dans les 3 dernières années. Il peut être européen ou appartenir à des pays tiers.

The Centre International de Recherche sur les Esclavages (CIRESC) is pleased to offer a PhD fellowship to take effect from 1 May 2011. The holder of the award will be based at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
(EHESS) in Paris. Funded by the Marie Curie Actions, the fellowship is one of 13 PhD fellowships available in this multidisciplinary study on the history and legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The PhD positions are
based at 10 institutions, in 7 European countries, and cover a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, genetics, bioinformatics, history and social anthropology. Each PhD position is fully funded for 3 years and must
commence on 1 May 2012.

The successful applicant for the EHESS fellowship research and write a thesis in history and anthropology on issues relating to the ways in which genetic ancestry testing is being used today to construct individual and collective identities on local, national and global levels. It is to examine the social uses of DNA, the potentials and limitations of DNA analyses to trace the biogeographical ancestry of present-day African descents and to explore the impact of genetics research and personalized ancestry testing on identity, self-perception and the construction of social memory.

The supervisors of the fellow will be Dr Myriam Cottias with Dr Véronique Boyer and Dr Odile Hoffmann. The successful applicant will have a first degree and/or Masters in History, Human genetics, Bioethics, Social
Anthropology or a related discipline, including Historical Anthropology (if the master is not in history, an historical background is required, especially on the history of black migrations -slave trade to contemporary
migrations) ; training in African History as well as a working competency in French and English. A willingness to undertake training in genetics will be an advantage. For full details on the network, fellowships, host institutions, eligibility requirements, and the application procedure, please visit the EUROTAST website at"

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