Call for Submissions: Fellowships on Hip Hop as a Transcultural Phenomenon


The University of Bern, Switzerland, is offering two doctoral fellowships studying hip hop as cultural phenomenon. The deadline for submissions is December 18, 2017.

Responsibilities: The research project “Hip Hop as a Transcultural Phenomenon. Jamaican and Mexican cultural elements in US Hip Hop (c.1970s – 1990s),” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and directed by Prof. Dr. Christian Büschges (Historical Institute) and Prof. Dr. Britta Sweers (Institute for Musical Science) offers two doctoral fellowships starting on March 1, 2018.

Within the project, the doctoral students will work on a PhD thesis dealing with the case study of New York / Kingston or Los Angeles / Mexico City.

The three-year doctoral fellowships are located at the Historical Institute / Institute of Musical Science of the University of Bern. Doctoral students will enter the doctoral programme of Global Studies organized by the Walter Benjamin Kolleg/Center for Global Studies, which offers excellent facilities for supervision, education, and advanced vocational training.


Prof. Dr. Christian Büschges, Universität Bern, Historisches Institut, Länggassstrasse 49, CH – 3012 Bern, phone: +41 (0)31 631 52 32,

Prof. Dr. Britta Sweers, Universität Bern, Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Hallerstrasse 5, CH – 3012 Bern, phone: +41 (0)31 631 83 93,

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: a letter of interest, an up-to-date CV, copy of university degrees (if possible including a Transcript) and a copy of the Master thesis. Application materials must be submitted via email (in one pdf document) by December 18, 2017, to

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