Announcement – New PhD Position on 'Epidemic Traces', based at the University of Oslo

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Announcement – New PhD Position. We are happy to offer a 3-4 year salaried and funded PhD position for a new Norwegian Research Council-funded project, ‘Epidemic Traces’, based at the University of Oslo.

Epidemic Traces examines the remains, legacies and transformations of long-run epidemic disease control measures in five African countries, and their implications in the present across a number of themes: ecologies and human landscapes; chemical residues; borders and containment, infrastructures of vaccination and immunity; and the social collectives produced by epidemics and their control. The project uses anthropological and historical methods, in collaboration with researchers across several fields in the natural and social sciences.

The link to the full project is here:

The PhD candidate will work on the sub-package “Infrastructures of vaccination and the logistics of immunity in Kenya”. They be co-supervised by Noemi Tousignant, based at University College London. The position is open to those with a recent Masters degree in anthropology or a related disciplines (including Science & Technology Studies, History, Human Geography, Archaeology and/or Heritage Studies), able to combine methods to suit the project's themes and contemporary focus.

For the full description of the role, employment terms, deadline and how to apply, please see here:

For any questions about the PhD, or the project in general, please get in touch by email at the addresses in the links above.

All the best,

David Bannister (