Research Associate in Latin American Environmental Humanities

United Kingdom
£33,797-£38,017 per annum
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 25, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The University of Bristol seeks to recruit a full-time Research Associate in Latin American Environmental Humanities. The Research Associate will work on the AHRC-funded project 'Reimagining the Pacific: Images of the Ocean from Chile and Peru, c.1960 to the present'. The start date is envisaged as 1 February 2021 and the post will run until 30 September 2021. This project asks how visual and audiovisual responses to the Pacific Ocean from Chile and Peru, from 1960 to the present, can shape a new critical understanding of how coastal communities respond to social and environmental pressures. The project analyses the production, reception and circulation of feature films, video art, and installations, among other cultural forms. It asks what changes are visible across the time period studied, and explores how coastal cultural production brings to the surface lesser-known local, national and transnational histories.

The Research Associate will undertake a range of duties, including the collection and analysis of relevant material via archival research and interviews, and participation in impact-focused events held with the Project Partner, the Centro de Cine y Creación in Santiago de Chile. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to undertake a funded research trip to Latin America, and will produce research outputs including a peer-reviewed journal article and contributions to the project website. The post is line-managed by the project PI, Dr Paul Merchant (School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts). We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher confident in an interdisciplinary environment, with experience of working in the fields of visual cultures, literature, history, and/or environmental humanities in Latin America.

The role is listed as full time over 8 months, however we can be flexible and offer the role at part time for a longer duration.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Paul Merchant:

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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