Here is an opportunity to work closely with Keir Martin (one of the ENPA network convenors):
Applications are invited for two 36 months positions, with the option of applying for an additional 12 months, as Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) of Social Anthropology to be based at the Department of Social Anthropology. The positions will be part of the research project “Shrinking the Planet: Psychotherapy and the New Global Middle Class”, led by professor Keir Martin, and funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
Our world is changing rapidly as the centres of economic and political power shift from Europe and North America to South and East Asia. The new middle classes of China and India will be the drivers of new patterns of consumer taste and culture over the next century. This is a planetary social revolution of historic importance. But how much do we know about these new groups that are coming into being and changing the shape of global society? What drives them and motivates them? What values and emotions move them and inform them? Shrinking the Planet attempts to provide an answer to this question through an in-depth exploration of one of the most significant and rapidly expanding ‘culture industries’ in countries with rapidly expanding new middle-classes; psychotherapy. In Russia, India and China, psychotherapy has gone from being marginalised or even illegal in recent years to being a mass culture industry involving hundreds of thousands of members of the new middle-classes. Through in-depth participant observation with trainee psychotherapists in these three countries the project aims to provide a snapshot of the emerging subjectivities of these new social groups that will shape global culture over the coming century. Three anthropologists will conduct fieldwork in each of the three countries in a psychotherapy training institute and with recently qualified therapists to construct a unique document of these world-views as they come into being.
Postdoctoral Fellow 1 (India)
Postdoctoral Fellow 1 will conduct 12 months of fieldwork in India. The remaining time should be spent in residence in Oslo. The ideal candidate for the job will have an understanding of psychotherapy and/or psychological anthropology and will come with previous research experience working in this field and relevant language qualifications.
Postdoctoral Fellow 2 (Russia)
Postdoctoral Fellow 2 will conduct 12 months of fieldwork in Russia. The remaining time should be spent in residence in Oslo. The ideal candidate for the job will have an understanding of psychotherapy and/or psychological anthropology and will come with previous research experience working in this field and relevant language qualifications.
More details available here:https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/192088/postdoctoral-fellow-shrinking-the-planet