Middle East Studies
Grade 7: £30,434-£37,394 per annum
The Middle East Studies Programme in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies seeks applications from candidates in a social science discipline or modern history, with special reference to the Middle East, for two fixed term postdoctoral positions, funded by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation for 9 months commencing 1 January 2015. The School is looking for the best possible candidates working within the studies of the Middle East with particular reference to Turkey, Iran or Egypt.
Sharon Weinblum’s work focuses on Israeli politics and combines different approaches including discourse theory and political theory. Her most recent study analysed the competing narratives on the tension between security and democracy in parliamentary debates in Israel. Her current research project studies political discourses on migrant workers and asylum seekers in Israel.