Postdoctoral research Associate – (AHRC project – Understanding Displacement Aesthetics and Making Change in the Art Gallery with Refugees, Migrants and Host Communities)
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/07/2021
Salary: £32,816 per annum
Employment type: Fixed Term
School/ Directorate: History
Hours per week: full time
Contract Duration: starting 1 August 2021 for 30 months
The University Manchester invites applications for a fixed term Postdoctoral Research Associate tenable for 30 months .
The PDRA will support AHRC project Understanding Displacement Aesthetics and Making Change in the Art Gallery with Refugees, Migrants and Host Communities led by Professor Ana Carden-Coyne. You will have completed a PhD in the Arts or Humanities that demonstrates an area of research expertise pertinent to this project.
The project analyses the impact of artistic responses to forced displacement and refugeedom, focusing on three areas: history, contemporary art, and museum practice. It connects academics, artists and curators working in countries affected by displacement, to investigate the historical and contemporary significance of the visual arts for communities of refugee heritage. The project identifies the contours and consequences of ‘displacement aesthetics’, connecting cultural and art history, and museum studies, with refugee and humanitarian studies It uncovers the limited understanding of displacement as an aesthetic culture arising from historical foundations and visual records. It addresses the challenges faced by artists and curators from refugee/migrant backgrounds, and seeks to make curatorial and infrastructural changes in art institutions.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
Blended working arrangements may be considered
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Ana Carden-Coyne
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.