Job Opportunity: Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the Network for Training on Hate

Application deadline Sunday 22 November 2020


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new interdisciplinary European research project (H2020-funded NetHATE). You will be employed in the School of Law, Criminology and Government at the University of Plymouth (, working with Dr Zoë James and seconded to the University of Limerick and the nationally recognized civil society organization, Friends, Families and Travellers.

This Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship research position will train you to obtain a highly competitive and applied PhD. The research focuses on the perpetration of hate against Roma. Specifically, working in an interdisciplinary European research team, you will investigate the perpetration of hate against Roma within the context of neoliberal global capitalism. In the following the project is described in more detail:

  • Evidence of hate against Roma is ubiquitous, manifesting as hate crimes, incidents and prejudice. This research project will endeavour to consider how the breadth of hate harms can be understood through a critical analysis of social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Specifically the project will consider the impact of contemporary manifestations of neoliberalism, such as individualism, responsibilisation and hyper-competitiveness, on hate harms against Roma. The research project will provide a coherent evidence base for better understanding of hate committed against Roma communities and it will explain hate perpetration within the context of neoliberal global capitalism.
  • The tasks of the PhD entail active involvement in and independent contributions to all phases of the research project, such as literature review, study design, data collection, data analysis, scientific publications and conference contributions.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant NetHATE.

You will work primarily with Dr Zoë James (School of Law, Criminology and Government, University of Plymouth) but will be tightly integrated with the rest of the team.

The overall project team is multi-disciplinary, and is based across different European countries. The post holder will be expected to collaborate extensively with the other colleagues and particularly with the team based in Limerick, Ireland. The post will involve travel to collaborating countries for research as well as training and secondment.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis 3 years due to the nature of the funding.

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