Stellenangebot: PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology (Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo)

The Department of Social Anthropology of the University of Oslo is offering four sesearch fellowships as PhD candidates in Social Anthropology:

We are looking for 4 PhDs to work on issues related to electronic waste and resulting toxicants and exposure in Tanzania, to work as part of AnthroTox, a new cross-disciplinary platform under the University of Oslo’s Life Science initiative, linking Social Anthropology and the Institutes of Bioscience, of Health and Society and the Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture. It engages social anthropology, STS, history, environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology to understand and manage global human-made toxicants and their origins, trajectories and effects – biological, social, cultural, economic, political, ethical. AnthroTox focuses initially on electronic waste and associated persistent organic pollutants in Tanzania, East Africa. Other world regions and pollution problems will become subjects for new projects, broadening AnthroTox’ scope.

The four social anthropology PhD projects will be developed with the project team, focusing on the following nodes and connections between them:

  • industry, waste import, disposal and recycling, informal waste economies, exposure and risk
  • national regulation, local monitoring and mitigation, local toxicology capacity, international policy
  • local and global activisms, political controversies, North-South and South-South activist and regulatory collaboration
  • food production, trade and export, food consumption, and related public debates



The application deadline is August 30, 2017.

For further information, check the full posting.