University of Leeds
We are appointing a three-year, full-time postdoctoral research fellow to join us (Dr Giorgia Aiello, Professor Christopher Anderson & Professor Helen Kennedy) on Generic Visuals in the News: The Role of Stock Photos and Simple Data Visualizations in Assembling Publics, from 1st October 2020 until 30th September 2023.
Generic Visuals in the News, a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will explore how generic visuals assemble political publics. Do stock photographs and simple data visualizations - which are increasingly ubiquitous and understudied - bring groups of people together around shared interests and concerns? Do they activate citizens to care about particular issues and lead to specific forms of political engagement?
Generic Visuals in the News will use mixed methods, combining ethnographic fieldwork, focus groups, interviews, and social semiotic analysis. The successful candidate will be a key member of the research team, carrying out research in newsrooms, analysing generic visuals, and interviewing members of the public in order to explore how they respond to generic visuals in the news, amongst other duties.
Further information about applying can be found here: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/…047.
Closing date: August 17, 2020.