Please find below, details of 2 post-doc positions in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford on Reproductive Mobilities in Central Asia
We are looking for 2 full time post-doctoral researchers and a project officer (0.5FTE) to join a new Wellcome-funded project on reproductive mobilities in Central Asia ('repromobilities'). The posts are for 33 months in the first instance (36 months for the Project Officer position) and Oxford-based, though I am very happy to consider and advocate for partial remote working where this better suits the right candidate. It is anticipated that the two post-docs will be engaged in 10 months' ethnographic fieldwork in Central Asia from October 2023.
Deadline for applications is October 26th (28th for the Project Officer position); interviews are scheduled for the week of November 14th; positions to start in January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Brief project blurb:
Situated at the intersection of social anthropology, critical migration studies, and economic geographies of health, the Repromobilities project examines how responses to involuntary childlessness in Central Asia have been shaped by the transformation of the social and medical landscape over the last two decades, including the revival of previously-devalued forms of non-biomedical healing, the growing salience of Islam in daily live, and the development, transnational spread and commercialization of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs). Through a tripartite focus on sites of reproductive care, itineraries of reproductive assistance, and debates about the (bio)ethnics of emergent reproductive technologies, the project seeks to understand how biomedical interventions to address infertility are incorporated into wider repertoires of healing practices and how ARTs appear as objects of policy intervention, legal regulation, and religious commentary in emerging reproductive markets.