The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation invites applications for a 3-year PhD fellowship in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam, for a PhD project to be conducted in English & under the (co-)supervision of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies at this university.
The call for applications is open to research projects in the humanities or at the intersection of the humanities and the social sciences that (partly) engage with aspects of Modern Greek culture, with a preference for proposals that involve any of the areas and thematic lines indicated in the Call for Applications and copied here (see also link below):
-The shifting position of contemporary Greece and its culture(s) in Europe, the Mediterranean or the Global South; particularly, 20th- and 21st century Greek literature and culture in transnational, comparative contexts and/or as part of wider theoretical and sociopolitical debates (e.g., on crisis, populism, nationalism, ecocriticism, biopolitics, globalization, mobility, translation, decolonization) - Innovative interdisciplinary projects engaging aspects of Greek culture by combining theoretical approaches and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences
- The cultural imprint and legacies of recent and ongoing crises in Greece and alternative narratives of the present and the future (incl. utopian/dystopian imaginaries in literature and art, the role of social movements, subcultures, countercultures, counterpublics etc.)
- New approaches to 20th- and 21st-century Greek literature
- New literature(s) in Greece, with emphasis on accented, hyphenated, multilingual, exilic, diasporic, migrant, LGBTQ+ voices
The starting date of the fellowship can be between 1 September and 31 December 2021 (to be determined in consultation with the selected candidate).
The deadline for applications is April 15, 2021.
For information about the criteria, the application procedure, and the fellowship, see the links below:
For the announcement:
For the call for applications: