Call for applications: Fellowship on African studies in Germany.
Launched in 2019, the AMCE seeks to reconfigure African studies at both conceptual and the structural levels. The fellowships are conceived as a transformative space for the systematic study of societal, cultural, economic, political and aesthetic processes in Africa and its diasporas, enabling new forms of inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation, including artistic outreach.
The academy will award two fellowships for a period ranging from one to six months, during which the fellows will carry out their research in an efficiently managed environment with excellent working conditions.
Participating in the cluster’s research events while in residence; these include regular Thursday afternoon lectures, seminars and discussion groups. Offering event platforms (reading, performance, concert, exhibition, screening, or the like) based on the art project pursued during the fellowship. Joining and animating discussion sessions with doctoral candidates and contributing to existing formats such as summer schools. Collaboration with Bayreuth-based scholars. Requirements
A cover letter explaining your motivation to apply for an academy fellowship and indicating the envisaged time of the same (3 500 words max). CV (PDF format). Project outline (2 200 words max) A brief statement on the intended contribution to the cluster’s agenda (600 words max). A brief statement explaining how any or all the following aspects of diversity will be interrogated in your project: gender and sexuality, class and socioeconomic positionalities, religious and racial politics, disability politics, intersectional readings of power relations, the historicisation of colonial influences on African (continental and diasporic) artistic practices and productions (600 words max). A complete list of publications, if applicable (PDF format). Names and contact details of two referees. The academy will provide the following:
Adequately equipped working space and access to the library resources at University of Bayreuth, as well as access to the collections and archives of Iwalewahaus. Travel fees and a monthly fellowship, a living allowance, and a mobility/family allowance. The application deadline is 30 June 2020.