Research Fellow: Mobilising Contested Pasts to Promote Youth Leadership in Africa

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7093038 (Ref.No. AHCLC1170)
Posted: January 28, 2022

Job Description

Do you possess a Ph.D in History, Politics, or Social Sciences? Do you have a commitment to Arts and Humanties research, impact and community engagement, and have a passion for International Development? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

Project Title: Developing Educational Resources to Roll Out the Change-Makers Youth Leadership Programme Across Africa

You will make a significant contribution to a major public-engagement and impact project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. You will work closely with our partners at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC, including a 1-month secondment in South Africa), at The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR based at EuroClio in the Netherlands), and at the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS, Austria).

Working with the Project Leader, Professor Stuart Taberner, you will build on case studies developed by the IHJR on contested pasts around the world (e.g. sites, statues, monuments, etc., associated with historical injustices such as genocide and slavery) to develop a suite of educational materials that the JHGC can use in its Change-Makers programme. Change-Makers is an established programme that draws on historical case studies (e.g. the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda) to develop leadership skills, democratic values, and resilience amongst young people in a range of African countries. Towards the end of the project, you will work with the SGS to disseminate the materials to a wider audience of educators globally, culminating in an international workshop in Africa.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Stuart Taberner, email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (fixed term for 9 months)
Release Date:  Thursday 27 January 2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 17 February 2022
Reference:  AHCLC1170


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