The WZB Berlin Social Science Center’s research area International Politics and Law, Junior Research Group Global Humanitarian Medicine (Head: Dr. Tine Hanrieder), is looking for two research fellows to work initially 25,35 hours a week (65% of full employment) for three years, starting preferably on 1st June 2017, with the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree; if applicable, in connection with the Berlin Graduate School of Transnational Studies (BTS).
The positions are within the research project ‘Medical Internationalisms and the Making of Global Public Health (Dr.GLOBAL)’. The project, funded by a Freigeist Fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation, explores the North–South–North knowledge transfer in the area of medical aid. It applies interpretative and descriptive-statistical methods in answering the question of which expert knowledge dominates the transnationalisation of medicine. Empirically, the focus is on the transfer of knowledge from the USA, France, and Cuba to Haiti and back. One of the positions will focus on the case of France, and the other the USA.