PhD fellowship in social and cultural anthropology at the University of Leuven – LIMITE : 30/06/2018

This PhD fellowship will be embedded within the Cultural Mobilities Research (CuMoRe) cluster of the Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (IMMRC) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, in close collaboration with the Policy in Sports & Physical Activity Research Group at the Department of Movement Sciences at KU Leuven, Belgium. CuMoRe conducts state-of-the-art anthropological research on human (im)mobilities, broadly conceived.

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The main objective of this pioneering project is to investigate, empirically, the increasingly popular phenomenon across Europe of leisure-time endurance activities, particularly long-distance hiking and running. More precisely, we want to grasp the mobile ways in which endurance practitioners deal with their (integrated) selves and with changing societal trends. The project is guided by a central research question: How do leisure-time endurance hikers and runners engage in their embodied physical activities and what does this tell us about the wider current societal context in which these mobilities take place?

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