The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) has a vacant PhD position as part of the ERC-funded research project Resilient Cultures - Music, Art, and Cinema in Mainland China and Hong Kong (RESCUE)
, led by main researcher Prof. Jeroen de Kloet. ASCA is one of the five Research Schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. ASCA is home to more than 120 scholars and 160 PhD candidates, and is a world-leading international research school in Cultural Analysis. ASCA members share a commitment to working in an interdisciplinary framework and to maintaining a close connection with contemporary cultural and political debates.What are you going to do?
This PhD position is embedded in the ERC-funded research project Resilient Cultures - Music, Art, and Cinema in Mainland China and Hong Kong (RESCUE).
In this project we investigate the resilience of pop music, contemporary art and queer cinema in rapidly changing cultural, technological and (geo)political contexts. We look in particular at indie pop in Hong Kong (project 1), folk music in Mainland China (project 2), art institutes in both Hong Kong and Mainland China (project 3), as well as socially engaged art practices (project 4) and queer cinema (project 5) in both localities. The research findings will testify to the polyphony, diversity and vitality of cultural productions in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
This PhD project focuses on queer cinema culture in Mainland China and Hong Kong (project 5). It involves:
Tasks and responsibilities:
- Ethnographic fieldwork in the second and third year into queer cinema culture in Mainland China and Hong Kong. This includes building rapports and carrying out formal interviews and informal dialogues with various actors.
- Textual analysis of queer (micro) cinema, and media texts.
- Digital analysis of key platforms used by queer cinema cultures.
- Participation in and (co-)organisation of workshops in which academics and filmmakers participate.
- Conducting research and completing a PhD thesis within the period of appointment;
- Publishing three peer-reviewed journal articles within the period of appointment;
- Setting up and managing project data (while taking into consideration the project's risk analysis, and complying with its data management plan);
- Participating in project meetings, and closely collaborating with other members of the research team;
- Assisting with knowledge dissemination and with the organization of project workshops, conferences and creative events;
- Presenting research results at national and international workshops and conferences;
- (Co-)teaching courses at the BA-level in the 2nd and 3rd year of the appointment (max. 0,2FTE per year);
- Participating in the ASCA and Faculty of Humanities PhD training programmes.