Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
The newly formed European Training Network (ETN) "G-VERSITY - Achieving Gender Diversity" will determine how significant background factors affect educational and professional pathways of women and men, including sexual and gender minorities, and produce scientifically based interventions for use in the workplace-including workshops, guidelines, and training materials, to be applied by employers to attain gender diversity.
G-Versity will provide 15 PhD positions for international early career researchers who demonstrate a high motivation to do research on gender diversity and a strong desire to work in a trans-disciplinary research environment. Please check all formal eligibility criteria here: https://gversity-2020.eu/…tml
Two of them are related to communication studies and will be located at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, supervised by Prof. Margreth Luenenborg and Prof. Carola Richter.
Project 3: Acting out gender identity - Self-portrayal in digital media
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Carola Richter, Freie Universitaet Berlin/Germany
Social media are changing the techniques for the social and cultural construction of gender. Social media have transformed both the private discourses of adolescents with their peers and the presentation of adolescents' developing professional identities. The aims of this PhD project are to identify how adolescents communicate their gender and professional aspirations in digital media and to assess the relation between (de-)gendered self-portrayals in digital media and professional aspirations.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with . a strong interest and relevant past experience in research on gender diversity and/or social media.
- .a very good university master's degree in communication studies, media pedagogy or in a related discipline.
- relevant empirical research experiences (e.g., setting up research designs, scientific writing skills, etc.). . very good methodological skills (e.g., social media data mining, content analysis).
- .very good English skills. . ability to work independently and to collaborate in teams. . organizational talent and project management skills.
Project 8: What's on TV? The role of gender and social status in media representation
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Margreth Luenenborg, Freie Universitaet Berlin/Germany
Media coverage strongly relies on gendered patterns of representation and addresses the audience with well-known stereotypes, contributing to gender-imbalanced representation of women and men in certain professions. The aims of this PhD project are to identify gendered forms of media representation depending on social status on public television and to assess differences in gendered media representations between privileged and disadvantaged social groups in public television.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with . a strong interest and relevant past experience in research on gender diversity and media research.
- a very good university master's degree in communication studies, journalism or in a related discipline of social sciences.
- relevant empirical research experiences (e.g., setting up research designs , scientific writing skills, etc.). . very good methodological skills (e.g., content analysis, interviews, focus groups).
- very good German skills, good English skills. . ability to work independently and to collaborate in teams. . organizational talent and project management skills.
Doctoral positions in the network are still open until November 15, 2020. Submissions can be made through the website: https://gversity-2020.eu/…tml
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 953326.