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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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A Ph.D. Research Position: Nationalist and Populist Discourses in the Nordic Countries

The EDDA Research Center at the University of Iceland seeks to hire a Ph.D. researcher in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences as part of its participation in the Nordic Excellence Hub “Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World” (ReNEW). The doctoral project should be on a topic related to Nationalist and Populist Discourses in the Nordic Countries and contribute to the research programs of EDDA and ReNEW. The aim is to improve understanding of the five Nordic countries within a global context and from historical and/or contemporary perspectives. ReNEW Ph.D. fellows are expected to conduct a research period at one of the partner universities and attend relevant meetings and courses.

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A Ph.D. Research Position: The Nordic Countries, China, and the Arctic

The EDDA Research Center at the University of Iceland seeks to hire a Ph.D. researcher in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences as part of its participation in the Nordic Excellence Hub “Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World” (ReNEW). The doctoral project should be on a topic related to the Nordic Countries, China, and the Arctic and contribute to the research programs of EDDA and ReNEW. The aim is to improve understanding of the five Nordic countries within a global context and from historical and/or contemporary perspectives.

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A Post-Doctoral Research Position: Gender-Based Violence and Nordic Political and Legal Cultures

The EDDA Research Center at the University of Iceland seeks to hire a post-doctoral researcher in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences as part of its participation in the Nordic Excellence Hub “Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World” (ReNEW). The post-doctoral researcher will conduct a study on a topic related to Gender-Based Violence within the Context of Nordic Political and Legal Cultures, which will contribute to the research programs of EDDA and ReNEW. The aim is to improve understanding of the five Nordic countries within a global context and from historical and/or contemporary perspectives.

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Call for Papers: “States of Exception” and the Politics of Anger – University of Iceland, 19-20 October 2018

 

The EDDA Research Center in Critical Contemporary Research at the University of Iceland invites proposals for an international conference—to be held in Reykjavik on 19–20 October 2018—on emergency politics from historical and contemporary perspectives. It aims to bring together scholars in diverse academic fields and working within different thematic and national paradigms to explore “states of exception.”

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