[Air-L] Incoming Ph.D. Student Funding Opportunity

Malazita, James Wilson malazj at rpi.edu
Sun Sep 17 08:59:33 PDT 2017

Hi Everyone,

Below is a call for a funded Ph.D. student position in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Please pass along  to potentially interested undergraduate and Masters students that you know. They can also contact me (malazj at rpi.edu) with any inquiries.


Jim Malazita
Assistant Professor
Science & Technology Studies
Games & Simulation Arts & Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
malazj at rpi.edu


Program: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Science & Technology Studies
Funding Opportunity: Ph.D. Student in Science & Technology Studies
Topic Area: STS, Critical Design, and the Critical Digital Humanities

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic invites applications for an incoming Ph.D. student with interests in STS, critical media and design, and the digital humanities. Students also interested in the politics of digital design, critical perspectives on knowledge, and/or feminist, queer, and postcolonial perspectives on science and technology are especially encouraged to apply.

The incoming student will receive funding for two years under the supervision of Dr. James Malazita, Assistant Professor of STS and of Games & Simulation Arts & Sciences. Among the student's responsibilities will be the implementing and co-directing of the Tactical Humanities Lab, a new digital humanities physical and digital research space; participation in a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project bridging critical humanities and computer science education; generation of publications and grant applications; mentoring of undergraduate design, STS, and computer science students; and the pursuit of their own independent research.

The incoming student will be fully funded for two years, which includes tuition, a stipend for two academic years, and funding for two summers. The student will also have the opportunity to access funds for conference travel and for the purchasing of materials related to the Tactical Humanities Lab. The student will have the opportunity to fund the remainder of their graduate education through internal and external grant funding, as well as through Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant positions within the Department of Science & Technology Studies.

Interested students must apply directly to the Ph.D. Program in STS, and in their application letter should (1) demonstrate their fit for the RPI STS Program, including alignment with faculty research and departmental culture, and (2) indicate their interest in the STS, Critical Design, and Critical Digital Humanities funding line. For questions about the position and its related research projects, please contact Dr. James Malazita at malazj at rpi.edu<mailto:malazj at rpi.edu>. For further questions about the Ph.D. program in STS, please contact our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Atsushi Akera, at akeraa at rpi.edu<mailto:akeraa at rpi.edu>. Additional information about the Ph.D. program in STS can be found at http://www.sts.rpi.edu/pl/graduate-curriculum-s20

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