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Denmark: Aarhus University Fully-funded PhD fellowship in “An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015: Ghana/Africa”

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Independent Research Fund Denmark, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015: Ghana/Africa provided the necessary funding is available. 

Application Deadline: 15th March 2019 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).

To be taken at (country): Denmark

About the Award:  The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. 

The PhD project will be part of the Danish Research Fund-funded project An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015. The successful applicant will join a research team led by Associate Professor Christian Olaf Christiansen. 

The PhD student will study key African intellectuals, especially from Ghana, and the intellectual history of international and global economic inequality in Ghana. Ghana has been home to several key intellectuals who have addressed global inequality. Key figures include Kwame Nkrumah, Joseph W.S. de Graft-Johnson, A. Adu Boahen, Kofi Annan and Kwame Anthony Appiah. Special attention will be devoted to exploring links to the North as well as to the South, and on how inequality has been conceptualized, imagined and legitimized/critiqued. The study may also involve other important African intellectuals and/or Pan-Africanists, such as Obafemi Awolowo, Amìlcar Cabral, George Padmore, Walter Rodney, Samir Amin and Dambisa Moyo. The applicant’s project description should propose how to expand and detail this sub-project closely within the aim, structure and methodology of the overall research project.

Type: PhD, Research

Eligibility: In the assessment of the applications, we will put a special emphasis upon qualifications and/or potentials for further development in the following areas of expertise: intellectual and conceptual history and methodology; history of economic thought; knowledge of geographical focal area; global history relevant to the overall project (such as North-South or South-South connections); excellent language skills. 

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award:

  • The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online:
  • Salary:

Duration of Programme:  This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 September 2019 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 September 2019. 

How to Apply: Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

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