Two PhD fellowships in Science and Technology Studies

The project “Urban transformation in a warming Arctic” (UrbTrans) is currently seeking two PhD fellows.

The PhD fellows will be employed at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the University of Oslo, and will be working in an interdisciplinary research group. The PhDs can come from a range of fields in the social sciences and humanities, including but not limited to science and technology studies (STS), indigenous studies, history, social anthropology, human geography, and sociology.

PhD position in Tromsø:
Application deadline: 30 September 2020.

PhD position in Oslo:
Application deadline: 25 October 2020.

UrbTrans is a radically interdisciplinary project that will examine the development of Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland, in the period from 1950 and until today. The aim of the project is to describe how Nuuk’s citizens and authorities meet the changes caused by global warming, as well as to identify how Nuuk’s colonial past is activated in and affects ongoing transformation processes. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with partners at Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland), as well as in an interplay with methods drawing on art and architecture.