Research Assistant Beyond the White Nation

Loughborough University
December 07, 2022
Offerd Salary:£26396
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Research Assistant Beyond the White Nation

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Specialist and Supporting Academic Research grade 5 from £26396

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School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Geography and Environment

Research Assistant (Beyond the White Nation)

Part-time (FTE0.16 – six hours per week) and fixed term from 1 March 2023 – 30 August 2023 A part-time research assistant (RA) is needed for a British Academic/Leverhulme small grant project on the nexus between race and nation among non-white Italians living in the UK. The project, led by Dr Marco Antonsich of Loughborough University, examines how the Italian nation is experienced, felt, and narrated by Italians of African, Asian and Latin- American descent who presently live in the UK. Given the focus on the project, it would be ideal if the RA has research experience in qualitative data collection and analysis.

The RA will be responsible to recruit and carry out semi-structured online interviews with people who also identify as non-white Italians and who have been living in the UK for at least six months. Being online interviews, a transcript will be auto-generated, but they will be responsible for checking and editing the transcripts. Together with Dr Antonsich, they will also conduct qualitative analysis on the data collected and co-write two journal articles. They will also be funded to attend, together with Dr Antonsich, two international conferences (RGS-IBG, London, 29-31 August 2023; ASEN, Loughborough, 3-5 April 2023) where preliminary findings of the project will be jointly presented.

Informal enquiries should be made by email to Dr Marco Antonsich: (

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 7th December 2022

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams during the week of 16 January 2023.

Loughborough University is committed to achieving equality and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Loughborough University is ranked 7th in the country in the Complete University Guide 2023 and in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities our research and teaching span the subject areas of Communication and Media; Criminology Sociology and Social Policy; English; Geography and Environment; and International Relations, Politics and History.

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