Your research extends disciplinary boundaries, engaging with wider (global) debates and developments regarding identity-formation, memory-making, cultural heritage, social justice, decolonization, religion and/or migration. While insight in the ways in which digital platforms, social media and other new technologies increasingly connect local and national cultural expressions to wider (transnational) audiences and users is highly relevant, you are also aware that place-based social interactions remain very influential. Your study of Latin American popular culture lends itself to trans-local theorization, not limited to a specific country or community.
The Postdoc researcher will be appointed at the department History, European Studies, Religious Studies and Latin American Studies (GER), more specifically at the CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation), of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam and will conduct the research at the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies. The employment contract will be for one year. Contingent on a positive performance evaluation the contract will be extended with one year. The employment contract is for 30,4 hours a week. Preferred starting date is 01 November 2023.
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges between € 4,036 to € 5,929. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
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