Call for Applications: Radical Perspectives from the South

‘Authoritarian Capitalism, Reactionary Populism and Counter-Strategies: Global Perspectives from the South.’

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLF) will fund up to ten post-doctoral scholarships worldwide in the Global South to realise individual research projects at institutions in the South and to participate in their International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies.

Research proposals on the global entanglements of authoritarian politics, reactionary movements and ideologies, and emancipatory counter-strategies are welcomed. The RLF is especially interested in studies that propose a global perspective for and from the Global South on these issues, i.e. that critically relate regional problems to global economic and power relations and transnational actor networks and propose creative, inter- and transdisciplinary research strategies.

Like ROAPE, the RLF favours scholar-activist methodologies—i.e. rigorous academic work that is embedded in actual left-wing political projects, movements or  initiatives—and are looking for research output that reflect this scholar-activist character.

The RLF request that interested scholars themselves find a suitable institution as well as a mentor for their project.

All necessary documents can be downloaded from the foundations website here. Please note that funding starts in November 2019 and ends in December 2021. Financial support provided to postdoctoral researchers will be based on salaries paid for comparable, full-time academic positions in the region, and as such will vary from country to country.

Application deadline is 4 August 2019



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