2 PhD positions at ITU Copenhagen for carbon ethnographies
2 PhD Student positions for the project SOCCAR - Sociocultural Carbon.
The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to
apply for 2 fully-funded PhD stipends starting June 1, 2019, or soon
thereafter. Both stipends are of a 3-year duration.
The applicants are expected to have a background in qualitative social
science approaches to IT such as science and technology studies (STS),
anthropology, geography, sociology or similar disciplines.
The successful candidates will be part of the Technologies in Practice
(TiP) research group and employed in the ITU’s Dept. of Business IT.
There they will work as part of the research project SOCCAR
(Sociocultural Carbon) funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s
Sapere Aude programme. The SOCCAR project consists of a small dedicated
team aiming at understanding the sociocultural role and value of carbon
data and carbon technologies in the contemporary societal context of the
PhD 1 is expected to conduct an independent ethnographic project
studying the use and value of carbon data within one or more church
communities, for example related to the Danish Green Church initiative.
Key questions include how the value of carbon data and climate change
more generally is assessed in relation to choices or habits of
consumption, lifestyle and community.
PhD 2 is expected to conduct an independent ethnographic project
studying the value of carbon data within an urban community dependent
upon fossil fuel, for example the Norwegian city of Stavanger. Key
questions include how the value of carbon data and climate change more
generally is assessed in relation to choices or habits of consumption,
lifestyle and community.
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