2 post-docs and 2 PhDs are available at Goldsmiths in relation to the project Topological Atlas: Mapping contemporary borderscapes.
WHEN / WHERE
TopATLAS is based at the Centre for Research Architecture of the University of London.
The project is focused on the investigation of border sites across three countries: Pakistan, Turkey and UK. It involves working with researchers from all three countries, as well as with a range of collaborators including NGOs, lawyers, artists and arts organisations.
The post holder’s main responsibility will be WP3 Legal Geography at the Border, but they will also be expected to contribute towards the project fieldwork and any related administrative duties. The post involves identification of and close analysis of legal cases and a thorough investigation of the overlapping jurisdictions and bureaucracies operating at the borders under study. The post holder will also work in collaboration with the research team to analyse the legal and spatial implications of the various technologies of surveillance and securitisation operating at the borders in question.
The post holder will be expected to take an active part in seminars, symposiums and roundtables at the Centre, including working with MA students associated with the project. They will also assist in the organisation of TopATLAS events (workshops, conferences and seminars).
The person appointed will have the opportunity to work creatively and in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of researchers. They will be expected to identify areas of research, develop research methods and extend their research expertise in accordance with the aims of the TopATLAS Project and in particular WP3.
APPLICATION & DEADLINE
Deadline for all positions: 3 October 2018;