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Research Associate: Corporations and Food Insecurity in the Global North

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Social Sciences - Speri and the Department of Politics and International Relations

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £46,042 to £50,296
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 22nd September 2021
Job Ref: UOS030048

Location: Elmfield, Northumbland Road

Contract Type: Fixed term for 10 months

Working Pattern: Working commitment of 50%, days of working to be agreed

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate, located jointly at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (Speri) and in the Department of Politics and International Relations to support Dr. Hannah Lambie-Mumford’s growing programme of research on corporate power in the global food economy and its relationship to experiences of – and responses to – food insecurity in the Global North.

You will play a key role in supporting empirical research into different dimensions of relationships between food corporations and food charities in the UK, Europe and North America in the context of the global food economy.

You will need to have completed, or be near to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. Politics, Political Economy, Social Policy, Public Health) or have equivalent experience. You will also need to have knowledge and understanding of a relevant research field/s for example food insecurity, poverty, global food systems, or the political economy of labour and work.

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