The Department of Anthropology and the Program in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies invite applications for a Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transpacific Studies, with the rank of Lecturer for 2024-2026. This is a two-year position beginning in Fall 2024.
Once siloed into areas of study that focused on populations (Pacific Islander versus Asian/American) and geographies (the Pacific, Asia/America), Transpacific Studies explores the ongoing cultural and imperial entanglements that link these populations and geographies across time and space. Our ideal candidate would bridge the fields of Anthropology and Transpacific Studies and hold a PhD in anthropology or a related field. We are especially interested in candidates who engage in ethnographic research as a primary method.
The successful candidate will teach courses in their area/s of specialization—one each semester, for a total of two courses per year. Courses could focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora, exclusion and belonging, labor and class, gender and sexuality, indigeneity and sovereignty, settler colonialism and empire, militarism and demilitarization, climate and the environment, multispecies ethnography and the more-than-human, memory and trauma, interregional solidarities and cross-racial alliances, and ethnographic explorations of transnational Asia/America, among other topics that aid in understanding the transpacific.