Postdoctoral Research Associate on History of Indian Street Dogs

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The Department of History at the University of Liverpool seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate as part of the Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Sciences Collaborative Award project “Remaking One Health: Decolonial approaches to street dogs and rabies prevention in India” (ROH-Indies). This interdisciplinary project investigates why rabies persists as a public health problem in India, building on research that suggests that the answer might lie in insufficient understanding of everyday people-dog relations. It combines human geography, history, behavioural ecology, and social psychology to study past and present people-dog interactions, dog ecology, and rabies prevention efforts in urban and rural India. The project is led by Dr Krithika Srinivasan (University of Edinburgh).

This fixed term post is tenable from 01 May 2022 until 31 August 2025. The Research Associate will work under the direction of Co-Investigator on this project, Dr Chris Pearson. They are expected to have experience of researching Indian history, preferably within the fields of animal history and/or the history of medicine.

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