Night spaces: migration, culture and inTegration in Europe (NITE) brings together 5 European universities (Leiden, University College London, Limerick, Aarhus, Leuphana) and Principal Investigators Dr Sara Brandellero (Leiden), Prof. Ben Campkin (University College London), Prof. Manuela Bojadzijev (Leuphana), Dr Derek Pardue (Aarhus) and Dr Ailbhe Kenny (Limerick), and a number of non-academic partners to study how night spaces are dynamically produced, imagined, experienced and narrated by migrant communities in Europe. These spaces (both material and virtual) are taken to be important sites of crisis and regeneration, memory and heritage, community solidarity and growth. The project focuses on eight European cities. Through a programme of community co-designed cultural events and activities, and close engagement with policy-makers, NITE aims to enable a better understanding of the cultural dynamics and diversity of night spaces and contribute to policy approaches to night-time economies in creating more inclusive cities.
We are looking for a highly motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic PhD candidate to join our project and work with the Leiden team, which will include: Dr Sara Brandellero, Dr Kamila Krakowska (who will act as co-promotors) and Prof. Frans-Willem Korsten (promotor). The PhD candidate will investigate night spaces connected with the Cape Verdean community in Rotterdam from the first immigration movement in the 1950s to the present day. The subproject will focus on how spaces of belonging were/are constructed, through historical mapping of key nocturnal urban sites (e.g. Heemraadsplein, the iconic Delta Hotel). It will also focus on the analysis of narratives (literary and audio/visual) that have emerged from Cape Verdeans’ experiences in Rotterdam. Materials for analysis are expected to include: testimonials; venue flyers; literary narratives; music lyrics, film.
PhD project, 3 years (1.0 FTE, 38 hrs per week), starting date 31 May 2019. Initially the employee will receive a one-year contract, with extension for the following 24 months on condition of a positive evaluation.
Salary range from € 2,325.- to € 2,972.- gross per month for a full-time appointment depending on prior education and working experience (pay scale P, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
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