[Air-L] Post doc opportunity Digital Media and Migration (0, 8 fte) @ Utrecht University, Netherlands

Leurs, K.H.A. (Koen) K.H.A.Leurs at uu.nl
Fri Feb 12 02:44:53 PST 2010

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Please spread the word on a postdoc opportunity on the topic of Digital Media and Migration (0,8 fte) @ Utrecht University, Netherlands to anyone who might be interested.
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Kind regards,
Koen Leurs, www.uu.nl/wiredup

Job description

??We are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher to participate in the 

Wired Up program. 
Wired Up is an international, interdisciplinary collaborative project between the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Vanderbilt University, USA, is also taking part in the project. The project is funded by Utrecht University, through the prestigious High Potential Programme. Wired Up researches how new digital media practices, in particular the Internet, impact on the lives, identities, learning and socialization of migrant youth. ??

The project focuses on:?       
-	identity construction and global representations?        
-	development of new learning strategies and socialization patterns?      
-	new forms of digital literacy and youth networks?

For more information about Wired Up visit http://www.uu.nl/wiredup/??? 

Along with this postdoc another postdoctoral researcher will be appointed at the Faculty of Social Sciences to work within the Wired Up project. See advertisement no.: 691005, www.uu.nl/vacatures??

Job description
?In Wired Up we are researching the impact of new digital applications on the construction of identity of young Dutch migrants in a transnational setting. We are investigating in particular how diasporic communities are constructed and sustained through the analysis of youth networks, specific patterns of consumption and modes of self-presentation online as well as how new patterns of learning arise from these youth networks. 

??The postdoc is expected to do comparative analysis of the data collected in the wired up team by also combining different approaches across disciplines from the humanities and social science.?? The project will draw from the field of (digital) media studies, postcolonial theories, gender and cultural studies along with anthropology, education, migration, youth and literacy studies, also depending on the specific expertise the post-doc will bring into the team.??

Your tasks will be to:?        
-combine several disciplinary perspectives for the analysis of transnationalism, media, youth and migration;?        
-develop a comparative framework in order to analyse the data sets collected in the wired up project;?        
-write conceptual or empirical papers based on these analyses; ?               
-submit 4 publications in international peer-reviewed journals by the end of the two years; ?        
-present results at national and international conferences;?        
-coordinate the organization of a final conference;?       
-support the editorial work for a final monograph.

??We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic researcher with a PhD in a relevant field, either in the Humanities or Social Science with a preference for knowledge and/or experience in the following fields: media studies (in particular new digital media), gender and ethnic studies, youth studies, education and new literacies, multicultural studies and migration studies.

??Further details??
Additional information about the project and this position can be obtained by sending an email to Sandra Ponzanesi, e-mail: s.ponzanesi at uu.nl or by phone 31 (0) 30 253 7844. 

The Postdoc will be hosted at the Research Institute for History and Culture. ??More information can be found at the website of the OGC.  ??More information about the Gender Graduate Programme where the postdoc will be integrated can be found at: www.genderstudies.nl  ??

See www.uu.nl/wiredup for application information.

Koen Leurs | Aio / PhD student 
OGC (Research Institute for Culture and History)| 
Utrecht University, the Netherlands | Janskerkhof 13, 3512 BL Utrecht | # 2.02 | (+31) 30 253 78 59 | (+31) 6 13108803 |

Current project: http://www.uu.nl/wiredup/

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