University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
Job posting number: #7122686 (Ref:AHCMC1094)
Posted: February 3, 2023
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in digital media studies, journalism studies, social semiotics, political communication, or visual communication? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?
You will join Generic Visuals in the News: The Role of Stock Photos and Simple Data Visualizations in Assembling Publics, a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which explores how generic visuals assemble political publics. Do stock photographs and simple data visualizations - which are increasingly ubiquitous and understudied - bring groups of people together around shared interests and concerns? Do they activate citizens to care about particular issues and lead to specific forms of political engagement? Generic Visuals in the News will use mixed methods, combining ethnographic fieldwork, focus groups, interviews, and social semiotic analysis.
Working with the Principal Investigator, Professor Christopher Anderson, and Co Investigators Professor Giorgia Aiello and Professor Helen Kennedy (University of Sheffield) in the final year of this project, you will focus on:
You will also provide research support to the project as needed, and you will also receive significant mentoring from a variety of individual and institutional sources.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Christopher Anderson, Professor of Media and Communication, Director of Postgraduate Research
Email [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures|
|School/Institute:||School of Media and Communication|
|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155 p.a.|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (Until the 30th September 2023 due to funding)|
|Release Date:||Thursday 02 February 2023|
|Closing Date:||Thursday 16 February 2023|
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