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Position Announcement: Postdoc position for the ERC project ONLINERPOL

Deadline for submission: 30 May 2020


The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty for the Study of Culture invites applications for fully funded

Postdoc position for the ERC project ONLINERPOL (One year)

ONLINERPOL ( is a five year research project (2017-22) on political cultures of new media in India and the diaspora. The project is funded by the European Research Council Starting Grant (Agreement Number: 714385).

ONLINERPOL explores new media practices in India and the diaspora in Europe, and examines the relationship between expanding Internet media and the politics of national belonging. The project is carried out by a core team of researchers based at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, in cooperation with the Department of Communication and Media Research, LMU Munich, and a global network of collaborators.

The project seeks a suitable postdoctoral researcher to carry out an ethnographic study of online media, political cultures and Hindu identities among the Indian diaspora in the UK and Germany. The researcher is invited to co-organize relevant courses on project themes with the PI, and actively participate in planning and organizing project related offline and online activities.

Proficiency in English is needed. Net savviness is highly desired.

Postdoctoral position is contracted with TVL E13 100% salary for one year. All fieldwork expenses will be covered, and participation in international conferences will be funded.

Successful applicant is expected to begin on or by 1 August 2020.

Successful candidate will be part of an exciting multidisciplinary conversation on new media, with opportunties to partner with the core research team based in Munich and a global network of collaborators.

Our offer

LMU is located in Munich, one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and a leading center in research and teaching. LMU Munich offers a stimulating work atmosphere with opportunities for further education and growth. Differently abled people are given a priority.

Send your application (cover letter, 2 page proposal with a clear research plan and timeline, updated CV, 2 writing samples , names of two referees and copies of degree certificates as a single pdf) by email to and with the subject line ˊApplication for postdoctoral position ONLINERPOLˊ or by post to

Prof. Dr. Sahana Udupa
Professor of Media Anthropology
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Ludwig Maximilian University
Oettingenstr. 67
D-80538 Munich
+49 (0)89 2180-9614

Deadline for submission: 30 May 2020.

The university is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in the case of approximately equal qualifications.

Queries may be addressed to and For more on the project visit

Only completed applications will be considered. Finalists may be interviewed.

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