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Ph.D. Research Positions: Democratic Constitutional Design: Negotiating Civic Engagement, Institutional Control and the Common Good.

The EDDA Research Center — School of Humanities at the University of Iceland invites applications for a PhD scholarship. Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated applicants to join the research project “Democratic Constitutional Design: Negotiating Civic Engagement, Institutional Control and the Common Good” as Ph.D. candidates. The project is funded by The Icelandic Research Fund. The post is fixed-term for 3 years starting no later than 1 September 2019. Three Ph.D. positions are available. The three successful applicants will become core participants in the project while working on their dissertations.

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Book Publication: African Peacekeeping Training Centres

The book by EDDA Researcher Anne Flaspöler, African Peacekeeping Training Centres: Socialisation as a Tool for Peace? has just been published by Routledge. The publication was supported by the EDDA Center and the United Nations University Gender Studies and Training Programme.

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EDDA-ReNEW Fellowship Awards

The EDDA Center is pleased to announce the award of three PhD and postdoctoral fellowships as part of its participation in the Nordic Excellence Hub “Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World” (ReNEW).

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EDDA Grants Awarded to Support Dis/ability and Citizenship Projects

Annadís G. Rúdólfsdóttir and Berglind Rós Magnúsdóttir, both of whom are Associate Professors at the School of Education, University of Iceland, have been awarded research area development grants by the EDDA Center. They will cover a six-month salary of two doctoral students: Freyja Haraldsdóttir and Eva Harðardóttir.

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Call for submissions

The year 2017 will be remembered as the year when women ran out of tolerance for sexual harassment and violence, and the burgeoning of the #metoo revolution. Women in Hollywood became the most visible face of the movement, paving the way with their accusations against Harvey Weinstein and other prominent figures. But Tarana Burke’s initial birthing of the idea of Me Too, and the providing of a forum for survivors to Just Be, reminds us that the movement is nothing if not intersectional.It brought the specificity of race and class, caste and sexualities, into the universality of gender harassment. The movement, as we know, rapidly became global, bringing, in its wake,  support, as well as dissent, from men and women around the world.

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