PhD Studentship in Afro- and/or Indigenous Futurisms and Educational Technology, ESRC Centre for Sociodigital Futures, Bristol University, Bristol, UK. Deadline: 6 January 2023.
This PhD position invites applicants with an interest in challenging and pluralising futures-oriented trajectories for educational technology. Specifically, the position will connect with the critical creative scholarship and cultural production in the fields of Afro- and/or Indigenous- Futurisms. These futurisms trouble linear narratives of progress, recognise multiple temporal framings for change and development, acknowledge the history and current impact of coloniality and creatively harness technological innovation to imagine radically transformed futures of justice. The successful candidate will propose a novel, critically engaged proposal that puts the field of educational technology into dialogue with this literature.
They invite proposals that identify new research questions, field sites for study and partners for collaboration in which Afro- and/or Indigenous Futures perspectives might open up new sites of possibility for rethinking or remaking sociodigital futures in education. The choice of research approach is open and might include everything from documentary analysis to ethnography, classroom practice and participatory action research to arts-based practice. They are open to different sites of education– both formal and informal sites of learning are potential candidates for study.