Apply Now for “Affect, Politics, Religion” Workshop for Advanced Graduate Students

Professional Opportunities

Advanced M.A. and Ph.D. students may apply for a workshop at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík  that will use different theoretical and methodological perspectives, from cultural studies to social sciences, to ask how a social relational account of affect can inform one’s own research projects. Applications are due by May 1, 2022.

The two and a half day workshop is designed to provide a cooperative setting for up to 12 participants to read and discuss texts. The aim is (1) to scrutinize current theoretical perspectives on affect with regard to inequalities, religion and the political; (2) to understand how these intertwined concepts can be approached methodologically in empirical research; (3) to guide participants in advancing their own knowledge and research of affect both theoretically and methodologically. 

The sessions include the following topics: 

  • Affect as a Social Relational Phenomenon
  • Affect and Theories of Democracy, Affect and Populism
  • Affect and Racism
  • Affect and the Secular
  • Affect and Religious Lives in the Nordic Countries
  • Methodological Perspectives on Affect.

The workshop will be held by the sociologists Dr. Antje Kahl and Aletta Diefenbach, and is organized by the Museum of Jón Sigurðsson at Hrafnseyri, Island and Jón Sigurðsson Professorship at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, with the Collaborative Research Center “Affectives Societies,” Freie Universität Berlin.

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