Post-doctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded project “Creating an Alternative umma” / University of Birmingham – LIMITE : 19/07/2018

Research Fellow – 59423

University of Birmingham – School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion within the College of Arts and Law

Full Time
Fixed term for 3 years starting January 2019

The Department of Theology and Religion seeks to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Creating an Alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam (ALTERUMMA)’ project, led by Professor Oliver Scharbrodt. This interdisciplinary project investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. The research fellow will investigate the role of exilic and diasporic networks and their hubs (e.g. Kuwait, Damascus, London etc.) in the transnational mobilisation of Twelver Shii communities in the last 50 years.

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