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Humanist Archives: June 1, 2021, 6:03 a.m. Humanist 35.57 - postdocs (King's College London)

				                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 57.
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        Date: 2021-06-01 04:42:29+00:00
        From: Oreglia, Elisa via Air-L 
        Subject: 2 post-doc positions at King’s College London, to study the Digital Silk Road - deadline 14 June 21

2 Post-doc positions at King’s College London

The ERC-funded project DIGISILK: Digital Infrastructures along the New
Silk Road is looking for two post-doctoral researchers with a background
in empirical social science and knowledge of the Chinese and/or
Kazakh/Central Asian tech sector to join a team studying the Chinese
initiative Digital Silk Road (DSR) in China, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and
Myanmar.

Post-doc, China (3 years):
https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/job/023826/Research-Associate-in-the-Department-of-
Digital-Humanities

Post-doc, Kazakhstan (2 years):
https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/job/023845/Research-Associate-in-the-Department-of-
Digital-Humanities

Deadline: 14 June 2021

Description

The researchers will focus on China and on Kazakhstan/Central Asia
respectively. The China-focused researcher will analyze formal and
informal trade links between China and the three countries, and the
expansion of the Chinese internet (infrastructure, platforms and
services) outside China. The Kazakhstan-focused researcher will analyze
trade links between Kazakhstan and China, and the expansion of the
Chinese internet (infrastructure, platforms and services) in Kazakhstan
and possibly Central Asia. The ideal candidates will have experience in
researching the digital sector in their country of focus, an existing
network of contacts in the tech field, be fluent in the countries’
languages, and be open to collaborative and mixed methods research. Both
positions are based in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s
College London, with extended periods of fieldwork in China or Kazakhstan.


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Dr. Elisa Oreglia
Senior Lecturer in Global Digital Cultures
Department of Digital Humanities | King’s College London


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