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PhD scholarship in the area of the resurgence of customary authority in contemporary Democratic Republic of Congo - 2020BAPIOBEF168Posted by: University of Antwerp
Posted date: 2020-May-04
The Institute of Development Policy (IOB) of the University of Antwerp wants to contribute to a more just and sustainable world through multidisciplinary academic research, education, partnerships and political engagement. The Institute is seeking to fill a vacancy for a
PhD scholarship in the area of the resurgence of customary authority in contemporary Democratic Republic of Congo
Your research is part of the BELSPO-funded project entitled ‘Transformative Heritage: politics, peacebuilding and digital restitution of cultural heritage in contemporary Northeast DR Congo’, which is carried out in partnership with the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Ghent University and the University of Uélé.
This project aspires to a scientific revision of contemporary African political cultures, adopting a non-Eurocentric and interdisciplinary approach. This specific PhD project will focus on the resurgence of customary authorities in contemporary DR Congo. In doing so, it will analyse the full spectrum of local expressions on the matter in north-eastern DR Congo, to acquire a better understanding of the region’s historically-rooted political culture.
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