FACULTY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIESSchool of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Senior Research AssociateRef: RA1769
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Applications are invited for a two year, full-time post as Senior Research Associate on the AHRC-funded project ‘Our Subversive Voice? The History and Politics of the English Protest Song.’
The project will investigate the history and development of protest songs in England and assess their importance as a form of political communication. The research will involve documenting the history of the English protest song from the seventeenth century to the present day, examining the conditions that affect the production, distribution and performance of protest songs and understanding how protest songs communicate politically.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, experience of archival and online research, evidence of ability to conduct research interviews and be able to meet all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification.
The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. The research team includes Professor John Street (PI) and Professor Alan Finlayson (CoI) at UEA, Dr Angela McShane (CoI) at the University of Warwick and Professor Matthew Worley (CoI) at The University of Reading.
This full time post is available on a fixed-term basis from 1 October 2020 to 7 September 2022.
Closing date: 20 August 2020
The University is a Silver Athena Swan Award holder.