3 PhD positions on DecouplingIT project at ITU
Deadline for application: 1 November 2022 23:59 CEST
The DecouplingIT project ethnographically explores how (economic) growth is decoupled from climate impacts within various IT organizations around the world.
- PhD 1 is expected to conduct an independent ethnographic project with the Shanghai-based social enterprise Qingyue, where they are to investigate how IT professionals in practice interpret, respond to and reflect upon local mitigation initiatives through climate data analytics.
- PhD 2 is expected to conduct an independent ethnographic study examining the conflicts and ambiguities produced within the Icelandic data and cryptocurrency industries as they grow their operations through the extraction of cheap fossil free energy.
- PhD 3 is expected to conduct an independent ethnographic project working in the Kenyan tech eco-system nick-named Silicon Savannah, which is an East African hub for innovation in IT solutions and digital entrepreneurship.
Read the call in detail, and apply, here. Candidates may only apply for one of the sub projects. Contact James Maguire (firstname.lastname@example.org) for inquiries about the positions.