Are you exceptionally interested in the subject of urban planning, mobility and gender? Would you like to conduct theoretically ambitious and socially relevant research on gendered mobilities in cities?
The Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the project of Dr Anna Nikolaeva on gender-insensitivity of urban mobility planning. The Department is a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars sharing a focus on studying the spatiality of societal processes. Its research tradition is characterised by its critical and publicly engaged approach to urgent socio-spatial issues. It has four programme groups focusing on research along (sub)disciplinary lines: Urban Geographies, Geographies of Globalisations, Urban Planning, and Governance and Inclusive Development. The postdoctoral researcher will be embedded in the Urban Planning group and is welcome to engage with other communities and networks at the Department and beyond, including Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research
, Centre for Urban Studies
, Urban Cycling Institute
and others.What are you going to do?
As a postdoctoral researcher you will conduct research on gender-related exclusion in urban mobility, investigating how it is maintained and challenged through urban planning, policy and activism. The research specifically focuses on the epistemic dimensions of these processes – how ignoring experiences of women and gender minorities leads to gender-insensitive urban mobility policy and planning. You will work under the supervision of Dr Anna Nikolaeva: you will conduct fieldwork, co-write articles for academic journals and possibly help organizing a few small-scale sessions on the subject. Please note that you will work in project with already defined objectives and approach (shortlisted candidates will receive the project description). There is some room for discussion of methods and sites of fieldwork to make sure that the project draws on your strengths (languages, networks, experience with specific methods etc). Please note that for this position you need to reside in (move to) the Netherlands, and you will spend approximately 1-2 months abroad for fieldwork.You will/tasks
- Conduct research on the epistemic dimensions of gender-insensitive mobility policy and urban planning;
- Conduct fieldwork using qualitative methods of data collection;
- Co-write academic articles for submission to international peer-reviewed journals in such fields as human geography, urban planning, urban studies and mobilities research;
- Help organise a few events with scholars and practitioners.