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BostonCollegeDissertation Fellowship – African and African Diaspora Studies

DEADLINE: 31 January 2014

Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, to apply for our dissertation fellowship. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

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9783642280122We are pleased to announce the publication of our book, published by Springer:

Migration, Gender and Social Justice

Perspectives on Human Insecurity

This is the culmination of a two-year, IDRC funded research programme that involved collaboration with research partners in countries all over the world. A downloadable preview of our book is available here: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-28012-2/page/1

The book has been published on an open access basis (we purchased the rights), which means it will be freely available. We invite you to explore the book and its contents and to send feedback.

Thanh-Dam Truong (initiator and coordinator of the research cluster on Migration and Human Security between 2007-2012 and principal investigator in the IDRC-funded project on Migration, Gender and Social Justice)

also on behalf of co-authors Des Gasper, Jeff Handmaker and Sylvia Bergh.

drapeau.aiLed by Professor Wil Hout as academic coordinator, ISS launched a successful bid for a European Commission grant to support PhD research.

The consortium of 7 European and 6 South African universities obtained a major grant from the European Commission for the setting up of a training programme for MA and PhD students.

The grant, totalling approximately €2.3 million, includes four PhD students who will do their research project at ISS.

The European partner institutes are:

  • Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)
  • University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • Palacký University (Czech Republic)
  • University of Bordeaux 1 (France)
  • University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (France)
  • University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

The South African partners are:

  • University of the Western Cape
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of KwaZulu Natal
  • University of Limpopo

In addition to Professor Wil Hout, the bid was led by David Wubs-Mrozewicz as project manager. ISS intern Adinda Ceelen played an important role in the coordination of the ISS part of the bid.

logo1GGSJ researcher, Professor Karin Arts, is in Nepal on a NUFFIC-funded, tailor-made training programme on gender-based violence.

Together with ISS colleague Dr. Wendy Harcourt, the project involves the Nepalese organisation Forum for Protection of Peoples’ Rights (PPR).

The two researchers will be in Nepal from 1 – 15 September 2013.


International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.