ORGANISATION/COMPANYUNIVERSITY POMPEU FABRA
RESEARCH FIELDCommunication sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE26/02/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONSpain › Barcelona
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK20
OFFER STARTING DATE16/03/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
REFERENCE NUMBER742705 TRANSGANG
We are seeking a research assistant to support web and social media content of the European Research Council funded project called “Transnational Gangs as Agents of Mediation: Experiences of Conflict Resolution in Street Youth Organizations in Southern Europe, North Africa and the Americas” (TRANSGANG). The specific activities to be carried out will be: Support for the creation and maintenance of the Gangpedia (encyclopedia on street youth groups); promotion of social networks and social media content of the TRANSGANG project, creation of the regular newsletter TRANSGANG, collaboration in the construction and maintenance of the TRANSGANG website.
Project and Institution that finance the contract
TRANSGANG aims to develop a renewed model for the analysis of transnational youth gangs in the global age, in dialogue with two classics of urban ethnography, published nearly a century ago: The Gang, by F.M. Thrasher (1926) and The Polish Peasant in Europe and America, by W. I. Thomas and F. Znaniecki (1918-1920). The central phase of the research will focus on a multisited and multilevel ethnography that will explore experiences in which gangs have acted as agents of mediation, as well as the barriers that have blocked these attempts. The project will compare street youth organizations from two transnational communities -Latinos and Arabs-, both in their homelands and in their new European neighborhoods. Starting with three case studies of “good practices” in Barcelona, Medellin and Casablanca, which will be studied in depth, contrasts with other cases in which other policies have been implemented will be established: Madrid, Marseille and Milan in southern Europe; Oran, Tunis and Cairo in north Africa; Chicago, Santiago de Cuba and San Salvador in the Americas. Using an experimental approach based on the “extended case method”, it will have as its theme the making of a film that collects the experience of members or former members of gangs who have participated in mediation experiences. The ultimate goal is to develop a renewed transnational, inter-generational, intergeneric and transmedia approach to Twenty-First-century gangs, very different from the local, coeval, male and face-to-face model used for understanding gangs in the Twentieth century. Although the focus of the project is theoretical, its purpose is applied: to deduce more effective ways of intervention to prevent the hegemony of the criminal gang model that appears as dominant in the neoliberal era.
The research is funded by ERC Advanced Grant -TRANSGANG Information about ERC-Advanced Grants: https://erc.europa.eu/funding/advanced-grants Official number reference: 742705 TRANSGANG
Information on the minimum requirements
- Studies in Youth Studies and/or Communication Studies and/or Digital Sciences (minimum Master degree).
- Oral and written communication skills in Spanish.
- Fluent spoken and written English.
- Web and Social Networks Programming and Edition.
- Residence in Barcelona, Spain.
Benefits of the opening
The candidate will receive a UPF part time contract (PSR) of 20hs from16st March 2020 until 16th July 2020.
Information on the application process
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply, sending a Letter of interest and a CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to submit applications: February 26, 2020
EURAXESS offer ID: 494818
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