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CIIR-UCL Call for a postdoc research position

CIIR-UCL Call for a postdoc research position

The Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research CIIR – FONDAP invites applications for one postdoctoral research position. We are looking for a candidate to work as part of a joint appointment between the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research and a team of anthropologists led by Professor Daniel Miller based at the Department of Anthropology, UCL.

The project will comprise ten simultaneous 15 month ethnographies that will focus on three issues. (1) The changing experience and meaning of age for people between 45-70. (2) The impact of the smartphone on this age group, in the context of a general ethnographic understanding of the use and consequences of smartphones today. (3) Commitment to using this ethnographic knowledge in order to consider the social and cultural implications of health apps. This includes becoming involved in a long term participant design process by the in which the anthropologist helps create a linkage between the informants of their fieldsite and professionals involved in improving populations welfare by trying to make health apps more socially and culturally sensitive to the populations of users. The population in this case will be migrants working in Santiago including those belonging to indigenous groups within Chile.

The candidate is likely to be spending some time in London before and after fieldwork. The project starts 1st October 2017 with fieldwork starting 1st February 2018.

Applications are open until April 30, 2017.

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