Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions at NUS

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in “Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures” at the National University of Singapore

Newly established by the Max Weber Foundation’s (MWS) German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) and a team of researchers (Lin Weiqiang and James D Sidaway from the Department of Geography and Vatthana Pholsena from the Department of Southeast Asian Studies) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), National University of Singapore, the Max Weber Foundation Research Group is seeking to appoint two postdoctoral fellows to contribute to the Research Group’s activities on Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures.

Motivated by an increase in border disputes across a variety of territories in Southeast Asia, quickened mobilities and interactions among peoples, and an acceleration of trade in (legal and illegal) goods across the region, the Group is seeking candidates whose research demonstrates a focus on either:

‐ Changing borderscapes in Southeast Asia: air, land, and sea.

‐ Cross-border infrastructures in Asia and new scales and spaces of interaction.

The Group’s understanding of borders and mobility is not limited to traditional geopolitical borders, but includes also multi-dimensional (re)imaginations of territories (including maritime and vertical ones), as well as an array of social, economic, and cultural spaces. Similarly, the definition of infrastructure encompasses both physical and non-physical networks (social, business, and cultural) that have a bearing on the uneven (im)mobilities of people, goods, knowledge and capital. Our focus is contemporary, but not at the exclusion of historical perspectives.

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