Call for Applications: PhD Scholarship in History/Literature and Global Mental Health, University of Copenhagen

January 9, 2022


The successful applicant must have completed a two-year master's degree. Candidates must be near-fluent in written and spoken academic English. 


The Department of English, Germanic and Romance studies at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for one PhD scholarship (focus on history and/or literature, and mental health), starting on April 1, 2022. The student will join the project "Covid-19 and global mental health: The importance of cultural contexts." This project will explore critically the emerging literature and debates about global mental health effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and related social isolation and economic downturn. It will examine how cultural and social difference is constructed and worked into the current mental health research. 

This is a collaborative project, and the PhD student will be a core member of a research team. The candidate will be expected to conduct original research in medical/psychiatric and historical archives and institutions, and to produce a doctoral dissertation focused on analyzing both clinical and non-clinical narratives and discussions of mental health and Covid-19 in Nigeria and Western Africa.


Please visit the posting webpage for complete application information. Please contact Ana Antic at [email protected] with any questions.