ANTHUSIA is a multi-disciplinary research project in the Anthropology of Human Security in Africa conducted by a consortium of four universities in Aarhus (Denmark), Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Leuven (Belgium) and Oslo (Norway).

It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 764546 and will train Early Stage Researchers.

Before applying, please note the following requirements:

  • Eligible candidates must have an internationally recognized Master’s or an equivalent degree in anthropology or related social sciences and humanities disciplines.
  • You must have less than four years of research experience after your candidate degree and have not received a PhD degree. The candidate degree can be more than 4 years old.
  • You must have received your Master’s degree or equivalent (120 ECTS) no later than 31 August, 2018.
  • You shall demonstrate mobility and must therefore at the time of recruitment not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the relevant country (where the PhD position is located for which you apply) for more than 12 months in the last 3 years before 1 September, 2018. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • All applicants must have achieved a high grade point average in their BA and Master’s studies and must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Available PhD projects

  • Epidemics and Health Security: Threats and Opportunities in One Health. Location: AU. Supervisors: Lotte Meinert (AU) and Wenzel Geissler (UiO).
  • Borderlands and Livelihood Security: Social and Economic Dynamics in the Great Lakes Region or Horn of Africa. Location: AU. Supervisors: Lotte Meinert (AU) and Steven van Wolputte (KUL).
  • Mental health Security: The new mad in Burkina Faso’s urban context. Location: KUL. Supervisors: Ann Cassiman (KUL) and Wenzel Geissler (UiO).
  • Youth employability and socioeconomic urban security: expanding the inclusion of South African urban youth through the use of a multidimensional youth employability index (MYEI). Location: KUL. Supervisors: Filip De Boeck (KUL) and Morten Nielsen (AU).
  • Youth and Political Security: Social Unrest and (in)action in Urban Namibia. Location: KUL. Supervisors: Steven van Wolputte (KUL) and Morten Nielsen (AU).
  • Refugee Livelihood Security and Future Perspectives. Location: AU. Supervisors: Lotte Meinert (AU) and Wenzel Geissler (UiO).
  • Land and Environmental Security: Consequences of large scale investments in Southern Africa. Location: UiO. Supervisors: Knut G. Nustad (UiO) and Michael Eilenberg (AU).
  • Local Energy Challenges and Global Sustainability: Electricity and Human Development in Uganda. Location: UiO. Supervisors: Thomas Hylland Eriksen (UiO) and Andrew Bowman (UoE).
  • Infrastructures of Human Security: Post-Conflict Re-Building of Societies and Futures. Location: UiO. Supervisors: Wenzel Geissler (UiO) and Filip De Boeck (KUL).
  • Urban Segregations and Political Security: New Divisions in Cities in Southern Africa. Location: AU. Supervisors: Morten Nielsen (AU) and Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock (UoE)
  • Toxic Exposure. Production, Pollution and Human Security. Location: UiO. Supervisors: Wenzel Geissler (UiO) and Jose-Maria Munoz (UoE).
  • Governance and Human Security: The State and Everyday Practices of Governing in Malawi. Location: UoE. Supervisors: Gerhard Anders (UoE) and Wenzel Geissler (UiO).
  • Humanitarian Interventions and Political Security: The Politics and Practice of Human Security. Location: UoE. Supervisors: Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock (UoE) and Michael Eilenberg (AU).
  • Development Interventions and Political Security: Exploring the development-security nexus. Location: AU. Supervisors: Michael Eilenberg (AU) and Gerhard Anders (UoE).
  • Informal Sectors and Economic Security: Gendered Urban Everyday Life in African Borderlands. Location: UoE. Supervisors: Paul Nugent (UoE) and Morten Nielsen (AU).

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