The second round of postdoctoral selections, to complete HOMInG’s
research team, is now concluded. Almost forty applications were
received from sixteen different countries, across all five continents.
Candidates were from Italy (42%), as well as from Spain, India,
Colombia, the US, and then Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark,
Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Brazil and Albania. Most
of them were either sociologists or anthropologists by training.
However there were also different educational backgrounds, including
geography, political science, architecture, social work, economics and
development studies – all disciplines that are also important to the
study of home and migration. The mean age of HOMInG’s new candidates
was 36. About one out of three had got their PhD in a country other
than the native one. Women were slightly more (55%) than men.
HOMInG is grateful to all of them for their interest in the project –
and, through it, in the burgeoning debate on the homemaking of people
on the move, and of their sedentary counterparts.
Following this selection, from early 2018 onwards the home of HOMInG
will be made of seven social researchers overall.
More info will follow soon!