Research project Occupied Intimacies: Borderization in Palestine, Georgia and Western Sahara looking for interns
Internship within a current research project at the Department of Sociology in Lund. For students of the Department’s Master's programmes (internship courses SOCN20 and SOCN21).
The research project "Occupied Intimacies: Borderization in Palestine, Georgia and Western Sahara" is looking for an intern for the autumn semester of 2023.
Internship, research projects at the Department of Sociology in Lund. For students of the Department’s Master’s programmes (internship courses SOCN20 and SOCN21).
The project "Occupied Intimacies: Borderization in Palestine, Georgia and Western Sahara" examines the everyday lives and family relations of people living under military occupation. We compare three examples of on-going occupations: the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, and the Russian occupation of the Georgian territory of South Ossetia, which go back to 1967, 1975 and 2008 respectively. In all three territories, people are placed in prolonged states of liminality. Dominance is also exercised through a complex of tactics and strategies that seek to legitimise and consolidate the occupation through the creation and recreation of physical, bureaucratic and symbolic borders and boundaries. We conceptualize this as a continuous process of borderization. This analytical lens allows for a dynamic understanding of how, concretely, contemporary occupations affect and direct people’s daily lives and their possibilities to form and maintain intimate relations.
We are looking for a meticulous and engaged student with a genuine interest in social anthropology and an understanding of ethnographic research methods. The candidate should hold administrative as well as analytical skills. It is an advantage if the candidate is planning to write a future MA thesis on an issue that relates to the research project or political anthropology more generally.
What does the internship involve?
This internship is designed to provide the individual selected with the opportunity for hands-on experience with project management and research analysis. The tasks will be to arrange a workshop with invited scholars who study contemporary military occupations ethnographically and to arrange outreach activities for the project’s three anthropologists. In addition, the researchers need help with literature reviews in relation to writing articles building on the collected ethnographic material.
The internship starts on 28 August 2023 and ends on 14 January 2024
The Department of Sociology in Lund.
How to apply
To apply, send a cover letter (max 1 page), degree certificates, CV and a writing sample to project leader Nina Gren nina [dot] gren [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se Your cover letter should describe who you are, your academic interests and what you hope to gain from the internship. The writing sample can be a recent course paper of your choice.
Last application date
April 15, 2023.
Person responsible for the research project: Nina Gren nina [dot] gren [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
If you have general questions about internships at the Department of Sociology, you are welcome to contact Britt-Marie Johansson britt-marie [dot] johansson [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se