Research Fellow for ‘The Aesthetics of Protest’ Project

2013_Taksim_Gezi_Park_protests_(15th_June).jpgThe School of Applied Social Science is seeking to recruit a full time Research Fellow for a period of 14 months. The work will focus on the 2013 protests in Turkey, particularly in Gezi Park in Istanbul. It is an investigation into the aesthetics of protest, in particular, how protestors use social media to communicate with the public and each other. Protestors have a range of options open to them in order to have their voice heard and increasingly use a variety of strategies in order to communicate their ideas. In this context, protest atheistics are considered to be the visual, material, textual and performative elements of protest, such as images, symbols, graffiti, clothes, and art, and how aesthetics help to constitute new democratic spaces.

Read the full details required for the position here.

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