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Roberta Garruccio on Andy Clark’s “Fighting Deindustrialization: Scottish Women’s Factory Occupations, 1981-1982”

DePOT Artist in Residence Program Open for Applications

Postdoc opportunity: Deindustrialization, Gender, and Family at the University of Glasgow

Please refer to the original job posting on job.ac.uk to see the full posting, job reference number, and details on how to apply:

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Salary: £37,474 to £42,115 per annum

Applications due: February 8, 2023

“The University of Glasgow seeks a postdoctoral researcher to join the Gender and Family strand of the project ‘Deindustrialization and the Politics of our Time’ (DéPOT), funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Jackie Clarke and an international team of researchers and project partners. The overall aim of the DéPOT project is to transnationalize our understanding of the historical roots and lived experiences of deindustrialization, as well as political responses to it.

Applicants are invited to upload with their application a statement (500 words) outlining their proposed research and how it will contribute to the project. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: rethinking gendered spaces of deindustrialization (e.g. deindustrialization and leisure, home or consumption); gender and the political economy of deindustrialization; trans-generational perspectives; gender, race and deindustrialization; deindustrialization and the body; queering deindustrialization studies. Transnational and/or comparative proposals are particularly welcome.

The post is based in Glasgow, where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the Centre for Gender History.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Jackie Clarke Jackie.Clarke@glasgow.ac.uk

This post is full time (35 hr per week) and fixed term for 18 months.

For further information on the College of Arts, School of Modern Languages & Cultures, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/schools/mlc

For more information and to apply online: my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=106088

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We aim to reflect and celebrate in our workforce the diversity and global reach of our wider community. We also strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation to promoting [inclusion, diversity and] gender equity. Applications are particularly welcome from women, ethnic minorities and other under-represented groups. In line with the commitments in the University of Glasgow’s Gaelic Language Plan, we also welcome and value skills in Gaelic language for anyone working within areas where key Gaelic services are delivered, in particular within the School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan and the College of Arts.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.”

Events

Gender, Family, and Deindustrialization — DePOT annual conference

In deindustrialization studies, representations of industrial closures have often dwelled on the ways that masculinity is threatened or reconfigured through the experience of job loss and on the erosion of collective ties and spaces linked to the world of work. Conversely, women have appeared only on the fringes of the literature on deindustrialization, sometimes in their capacities as wives and mothers, but increasingly also as displaced workers in their own right. DePOT seeks to bring the history of deindustrialisation into productive dialogue with histories of youth, the body, health, the home and the caring economy. 

This conference, the culmination of our project’s Gender, Family, and Deindustrialization research initiative, features researchers from a variety of disciplinary and regional backgrounds. Registration is free. With a program of three concurrent panels, two keynotes, and a plenary with DePOT’s artists-in-residence planned, we are excited to see you in Glasgow! 

 

Organizing committee: Jackie Clarke, Arthur McIvor, Rebekah Chatellier, Piyusha Chatterjee, and Yvonne McFadden

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