PhD Position on Aesthetic Transformations in Decolonial Media Practices

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. Deadline: February 8th

Installation by Pedro Lasch, Black Mirror/Espejo Negro, 2007

This PhD position is part of the Aesthetic Transformations project, which focuses on exploring the role of aesthetics in decolonial media practices. The project aims to critically examine and transform aesthetic conventions and understandings as part of decolonization processes. The use and impact of media on aesthetic experience will be central to the project, with a particular focus on concrete and situated contexts, ideally in resonance with perspectives from the Global South.

The position requires a completed MA in philosophy or a related field, with an interest in continental philosophy, aesthetic philosophy, philosophy of media and technology, feminist philosophies, post-colonial theory, and digital cultures. Proficiency in English is essential, and language skills related to the region of interest in the Global South are desirable. The successful candidate will conduct research, write a PhD thesis, contribute to the development of decolonial perspectives on media and technology, and participate in scholarly presentations, reading groups, and workshops. 

The salary ranges from a minimum of € 2,770 to a maximum of € 3,539 gross per month, with a scale PhD on a full time basis (38 hours) in accordance with the CAO-NU. This position is for a maximum of four years and comes with good employment conditions.

For more information, please visit the Erasmus School of Philosophy's website.

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