ALTERUMMA - Creating an Alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam
This interdisciplinary project investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. The project examines the formation of modern Shii communal identities and the role Shii clerical authorities and their transnational networks have played in their religio-political mobilisation.
The PhD student will work on the use of new media such as global satellite channels, based in the Middle East and in Europe, to articulate Shii communal identities in the public arena since 2003. Fluency in Arabic is required and a background in the relevant field of research with knowledge of Persian desirable.
This value of this scholarship is £20,500 which will be paid in monthly instalments. (The successful candidate will need to pay their own fees out of this amount)
To apply please send a covering letter, cv, research proposal and 2 references to: [Email Address Removed]
The ALTERUMMA project is funded by the European Research Council.