Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 

This Week’s Posts

FELLOWSHIP: Salween and Mekong River Basin Researchers: Young or mid-career university, civil society and government researchers on the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween and the Mekong River basins are welcome to submit proposals for fellowships focusing on research related to water governance, healthy rivers, river food systems, healthy landscape and ecosystems, and gender and social justice. For the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween basin, please visit here for full details and for Mekong, please visit here for further details. For the Mekong basin, please visit here. Application deadline is May 22. 

EMPLOYMENT: Researcher on Women and Land (Human Rights Watch):  The Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Researcher on Women and Land. Please see here for more details. 

PUBLICATIONS: Third World Quarterly special issue: “Food Sovereignty: convergence and contradictions,condition and challenges”:  Edited by Eric Holt-Gimenez, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Todd Holmes, and Martha Jane Robbins, this special issue on food sovereignty is framed in relation to a broader political and intellectual initiative that aims to deepen academic discussions on food sovereignty.  Click here for free access. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

 

FELLOWSHIP: Salween and Mekong River Basin Researchers

 

Young or mid-career university, civil society and government researchers on the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween and the Mekong River basins are welcome to submit proposals on the following research themes:

There are 12 fellowships are available for each river basin, to be undertaken over 16 months on a part-time basis starting in June 2015. The call is open to anyone, but preference given to nationals from the countries that share the respective river basins. The project is committed to ensuring that female researchers are represented. Up to US$15,000 is available per fellow for research costs and honorarium. For the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween basin, please visit here for full details and for Mekong, please visit here for further details. For the Mekong basin, please visit here.

Application deadline: 22nd May 2015, 17:00 (ICT)

 

EMPLOYMENT: Researcher on Women and Land (Human Rights Watch)

The Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Researcher on Women and Land. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on the impacts of large-scale international land acquisitions on women’s human rights in Africa and Asia. This position reports to the Deputy Director of the Women’s Rights Division. The position will ideally be based in Africa or Asia.

Please see here for more details. 

 

PUBLICATIONS: Third World Quarterly special issue: “Food Sovereignty: convergence and contradictions,condition and challenges”

Edited by Eric Holt-Gimenez, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Todd Holmes, and Martha Jane Robbins, this special issue on food sovereignty is framed in relation to a broader political and intellectual initiative that aims to deepen academic discussions on food sovereignty. Building upon previous and parallel initiatives in ‘engaged academic research,’ and along the tradition of ‘a critical dialogue’ among activists and academics, it identifies four key themes that focus on the difficult contradictions, dilemmas and challenges confronting future research in the area:  (i) dynamics within and between social groups and classes in rural and urban, Global North—South contexts, (ii) flex crops and commodities, market insertion and long-distance trade, (iii) territorial restructuring, land and food sovereignty, and (iv) localization problematique.​  Click here for free access.