Finding Your Way: COMPAS Photo Competition 2018

Applied ICDThe Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) is a Research Centre within the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford. They hold photo competitions each year. For this year’s competition theme, Finding your Way, they are looking for photos and illustrations exploring the experiences and strategies of migrants finding their way in unfamiliar territory. Images can be anything from a symbolic illustration of the changing attitudes towards migration, to a personal depiction of moving to a new place. Winning entries will be of high quality, good composition and contain strong imagery. Enter online by 5pm, Friday 26 October 2018.

U Oxford Job Ad: Teaching Fellow, International Business (UK)

Job adsTeaching Fellow – International BusinessUniversity of Oxford – Saïd Business School. Deadline: 20 June 2018.

The University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School seeks an outstanding candidate for the position of Teaching Fellow – International Business. This is a fixed-term position for 2 years based at Park End Street, Oxford.

The Teaching Fellow will support the International Business faculty in the development and delivery of its portfolio of courses during a period of growth; including course content and materials, student assessment and support, and curriculum and pedagogical innovation. The Teaching Fellow will have responsibility for undertaking advanced academic study to underpin lectures and class teaching and produce lecture notes, course materials, reading lists, and reference guides, sourcing materials and writing for different student audiences.

 

U Oxford job ad: Research Fellowship in Global Refugee Policy

Junior Research Fellowship in Global Refugee PolicyRefugee Studies Centre (RSC)
University of Oxford – Oxford Department of International Development
Closes: 11th March 2016

Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford

In the context of various refugee crises including the European context, the RSC is launching a centre-wide project called ‘Rethinking Refuge.’, which will include a series of workshops and seminars. To advance this project and to stimulate creative academic reflection relating to refugee policy, the RSC seeks a JRF in Global Refugee Policy. The JRF will work collaboratively on the development of this centre-wide initiative, work with RSC staff on a series of joint outputs notably on ‘responsibility-sharing in the refugee regime’, and undertake independent research. The successful candidate may be asked to teach an option course on the MSc in RFM Studies. The post is full-time, for a fixed-term of 2 years, to start in April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have: a doctorate (or be close to completing a doctorate) in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. politics, international relations, public policy, law, modern history, geography, anthropology, or sociology) with a focus on refugee issues; a track record of publishing work in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic publications, including a sole authored publication in a highly regarded journal in a relevant field, or in leading academic press; proven interest in refugee policy, demonstrated by engagement with relevant institutions and/or policy processes; ability to organise and convene academic events that engage both academics and policy-makers in dialogue; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the Refugee Studies Centre at meetings; and the potential to make a significant academic contribution to the field of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 11 March 2016 can be considered.

Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute 2016 (UK)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
2016 ANNENBERG-OXFORD MEDIA POLICY SUMMER INSTITUTE

The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the  Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) are pleased to invite applications to the 18th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 8, 2016 at the University of Oxford.

For seventeen years, the Institute has brought together top early career communications scholars, media lawyers and regulators, internet governance experts, and freedom of expression and human rights activists from countries around the world to discuss the effects of technology and policy from a global and multidisciplinary perspective. The Summer Institute provides participants with an intensive two week interdisciplinary curriculum that combines expert instruction from media policymakers and scholars with hands-on activities such as stakeholder mapping, policy analysis, group case studies, and participant presentations.

The 2016 Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute seeks applicants whose research or work is related to the relationship between international media laws and national jurisdictions, online censorship and surveillance, the role of the media in political change and conflict, strategic communications and propaganda, online extremism and social media, and global internet governance processes. Applications are welcomed from students studying communications, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, anthropology, information studies, and  related disciplines. Practitioners working in
media, law, policy, regulation, and technology are also encouraged to apply.

Preparing, motivating, and supporting students and practitioners who aspire to pursue a career in media policy, the Annenberg-Oxford Institute endeavors to broaden and expand the pool of talented young scholars engaged in media studies and to connect these individuals to elite scholars and practitioners from around the world. The Institute’s alumni are a vibrant group who continue to engage in the program, collaborate through network ties, and have become leaders at the top national and international nonprofits, advocacy organizations, government agencies, corporations, and academic institutions. Recent past Institutes have included participants from India, Kenya, Brazil, the Philippines, Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, China, Italy, Israel, Colombia, Iran, Myanmar, South Sudan, and Nigeria.

The application for the 2016 Summer Institute is now open and can be found here. The deadline for all applications is Monday April 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before the deadline, so please submit as soon as possible.

Several partial scholarships are available to top applicants. For more information about the program and the application, please see our FAQ page.

Oxford University job ad: Research Fellow in Qualitative Audience Research (UK)

Research Fellow (Qualitative Audience Research)

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a researcher to work for one year as part of a larger project aimed at analysing media developments in a sample of more than twenty European countries, with a particular emphasis on digital media, news, and politics.

The purpose of the larger project is to develop a better understanding of media developments in these countries (and their implications), including the interplay between analogue and digital media and the relation between news provision and news consumption. The project output includes both academic publications and publications oriented primarily at media industry professionals, practicing journalists, and policy-maker audiences.

The person appointed to this one-year position will primarily be working with RISJ Director of Research, Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, on a specific piece of qualitative research using interviews and other methods to understand why a significant minority of people—about 7% in the UK— largely seem to avoid news even as they are surrounded by an abundance of easily available content and by media organizations that actively seek their attention. The work will be part of the wider project, which expands our ongoing, annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report. The role is specifically tied to the issue of news avoidance but will also include working with the wider project team including the principal investigators, the project coordinator, a team of other Oxford-based researchers, as well as a wider network of outside partners from both the academy and the media industry as part of the larger project. The position is an exceptional chance to be part of one of the largest international studies of news media use in the world.

This post is based on fixed-term full-time contract terms at the Reuters Institute, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, and is available immediately.

The successful candidate will be able to undertake advanced survey research and qualitative analysis and have attained a PhD/DPhil or equivalent experience in a substantive area of political or other social science including journalism/media studies, or be near completion of doctoral research. Candidates will also require excellent editing and communication skills (verbal and written) to demonstrate a potential to write at an international level.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 121546.
Closing date for applications is noon (UK time) Monday 25th January 2016.  Applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.
Applications must be made through the university website.

University of Oxford job ad: Research Fellow in Media Use (UK)

Research Fellow (Media use analysis)

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a researcher to work for six months on a project aimed at analysing media use, with a particular emphasis on digital media, news, and politics, in a sample of six countries in the Asia Pacific region (Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia).

The purpose of the project is to develop a better understanding of media use in these countries, including the interplay between analogue and digital media and relation between news provision and news consumption, and how these countries compare to other high income countries in Western Europe and North America.

It will involve a combination of survey research and desk-based research, examining both similarities and differences across the six case countries. The project builds on our ongoing, annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report and is based on survey data that will be collected in January/February 2016 in collaboration with YouGov.

The outputs from the project will be:
• A report that provides an overview over the most important kinds of media use across the six countries, contextualized with reference to each country’s media system, to be published in the early Autumn of 2016;
• A series of presentations of the data and main points of the analysis for interested stakeholders including news media organizations, policymakers, and non-profits; and
• One or more academic publications building on the data and providing more in-depth analysis of particularly important and interesting aspects of the material collected.

This post is based on fixed-term full-time contract terms at the Reuters Institute, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford and is available immediately.

The successful candidate will be able to undertake survey research and qualitative analysis and have attained a PhD/DPhil or equivalent experience in a substantive area of political or other social science including journalism/media studies, or be near completion of doctoral research. Candidates will also require excellent editing and communication skills (verbal and written) to demonstrate a potential to write at an international level.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 121545.
Closing date for applications is Monday noon (UK time) 25th January 2016.
Applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.
Applications must be made through the university website.

CFP Language, Indexicality and Belonging: Linguistic Anthropology Conference (England)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Language, Indexicality and Belonging: Linguistic Anthropology Conference
SOMERVILLE COLLEGE | UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
7-8 April 2016U

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Kinga Kozminska, Leonie Schulte, Dr. Nancy Hawker, Dr. Stephen Leonard

This 1.5-day conference brings together leading scholars and graduates in linguistic anthropology and related fields in order to explore the relationship between languages and senses of belonging. Focus is placed on the indexical character of language in the modern, changing world as manifest in communicative practices that are impacted by social, political and economic processes that bring different languages or forms of language into contact. Participants in three dedicated conference panels will examine how global, state, local and institutional aspects of belonging are indexed through language, how these levels can be distinguished from one another, and how linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics can account for related linguistic transformations.

At the conference we would like to address such questions as:
• Are ideas of citizenship on the one hand and national identity on the other being conflated? What role does language play in these debates?
• How do migrants appropriate and challenge existing language ideologies and norms?
• In a globalized world, what does it mean to ‘sound’ local? What does it mean to ‘sound’ like a national? Can local communicative practices transcend local environments?
• How does the development of multiethnolects, such as those emerging in ethnically mixed and economically disadvantaged areas of some European cities, challenge or even redefine understandings of the relationship between language and social class, ethnicity, gender, but also national and local belonging?

We invite 20-mintute-long papers contributing to the debate on the relationship between language and regional, national and transnational affiliations contested on social, economic and policy-based levels.

Preference will be given to papers based on fieldwork conducted in the last three years. The papers given at the conference will be published through open access platforms.

Submissions of 500-word abstracts with keywords and short bios should be sent to lib.conference2016@gmail.com.

Abstracts will undergo blind review, so please make sure that your submission is properly blinded. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2015. Accepted speakers will be notified on February 1, 2016.

There will be a conference fee, which will be confirmed in December

For more information visit our website which we will be updating regularly.

University of Oxford Postdoctoral Fellowship (UK)

Qualitative Researcher (Ethnography)
University of Oxford – Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Closes: 9th September 2015

The Health Experiences Research Group, within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is seeking a postdoctoral ethnographer to join the internationally regarded HERG team. This excellent opportunity has arisen through funding for an NIHR HS&DR funded project. The INQUIRE study aims to improve NHS capability to interpret online feedback from patients and the public, and to understand whether and how to act on this to improve services. INQUIRE is comprised of five projects; this post involves being part of a project which will capture how NHS staff, and the organisations they work for, use (and resist using) user-generated online content in practice. The postholder will be responsible for conducting in-depth organisational case studies in four NHS Trusts across the UK and will be embedded in each of the four sites for a period of time in order to study individual and organisational-level issues in relation to online patient feedback on health services.

You will hold a PhD in a social science or possess equivalent research experience, have proven experience of ethnographic research, preferably with experience relevant to technology adoption in a health care setting, with excellent interpersonal, analytic and communication skills, a strong publication record and an interest in digital healthcare.

The post is available full-time, fixed-term, for 2 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 9 September 2015. We plan to hold interviews on Wednesday 23 September or Tuesday 29 September 2015 (date to be confirmed).

Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute 2015

The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, U of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the U of Oxford (PCMLP) are pleased to invite applications to the 17th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from Monday, 29 June to Friday, 10 July 2015 at the U of Oxford.

The Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute provides researchers, academics, practitioners, media lawyers, and activists with an intensive 2-week curriculum that covers a range of media issues. Over the past 17 years, Annenberg-Oxford has brought participants from all around the world to discuss the influence of trends in development, international politics, and technology on media policy.

The 2015 Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute is seeking applicants from around the world whose research or work is related to internet policy and politics; media and democracy; ICTs and governance/ peacebuilding; monitoring and evaluation of media development programs; the media’s role in conflict and postconflict environments; strategic communications; as well as other relevant topics. Applications are welcomed from students and practitioners working in communications, media, law, policy, regulation, and technology.

With its objective to help prepare, motivate, encourage and support students and practitioners who aspire to pursue a career in communications media, Annenberg-Oxford endeavors to help broaden and expand the pool of talented young scholars committed to careers in media, law and other disciplines. Annenberg-Oxford alumni continue to engage in the program and collaborate through network ties that are furthered throughout the years. To learn more about pasts participants, speakers, and curricula, please click here.

The deadline for all applications is Wednesday 1 April 2015 at 5:00PM EST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before the deadline, so please submit as soon as possible. Application Link (click to apply): https://upennasc.hobsonsradius.com/crm/forms/C7lB8OBd67020x670m7

CFP ICTs, Governance & Peacebuilding in Africa

Call for chapter proposals: ICTs, Governance & Peacebuilding in Africa

New information technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phones hold great potential to affect peacebuilding, statebuilding, governance, transparency, and accountability in Africa. ICTs ubiquity and ability to interact with older media enables citizens to experiment with innovative ways of influencing politics.  Despite strong assertions in the existing research regarding the usefulness of ICTs (and media more generally) in political and post-conflict transition, governance, and development, there is very little understanding of how people and communities in Africa actually use these ICTs, and how these uses contribute to governance and peacebuilding.

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford are currently seeking papers for a forthcoming workshop and an edited volume. Authors are asked to provide critical analyses of how the public uses, makes sense of, and engages with ICTs, and the relationship between ICTs, the public, and governance or peacebuilding. Strong preference will be given to chapters that provide empirical evidence for the arguments put forth. Analyses should be applicable to Africa, and chapters focused on Eastern Africa are especially welcome. Academics from African universities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Funding will be provided for successful authors to attend the workshop, which will be held either in New York, USA or Oxford, UK in June or July 2014.

For chapters incorporating empirical research, we are particularly interested in qualitative methodologies (case studies, ethnography, interviews, etc.) but all approaches are acceptable.

Contributions may focus on, but are not limited to:

• The use of crowd-sourcing in conflict-affected regions • The role of ICTs in accountability or transparency initiatives • Local perspectives on citizen ‘voice’ and the use of ICTs • The use of ICTs in transitional justice processes • The intersection or merging of old and new technologies to impact peacebuilding or governance • ICT innovation at the grassroots level

Abstracts (max. 2000 words) and author biography (max. 100 words) are due by March 6, 2014.

Please send abstracts, as well as any questions, to Libby Morgan.

Notification of selected authors: March 20, 2014
Deadline for submission of rough papers in APA format: June 15, 2014
Deadline for submission of final papers in APA format (6,000-8,000
words): August 15, 2014

This book is being funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and is part of a multi-year research project on ICTs, Statebuilding and Peacebuilding in Eastern Africa.