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For questions about this position, please contact me best by phone on +46 18 471 1019 or make a Skype appointment.

Christian Fuchs

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Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application:
Postdoc Research Position in Critical Studies of the Internet and the Information Society

at the Department of Informatics and Media.
The position is temporary (January 1st, 2012 – December 31st, 2013). The employment can be prolonged for one year.

Work Tasks:
* Research in the area of Internet privacy studies, Internet surveillance studies, information society studies.
* Research in externally funded research projects.
* Research administration.

* Doctoral degree in social sciences.
* Research and publishing experience in all or some the following areas:
Internet studies, information society studies, Internet privacy studies,
Internet surveillance studies, Internet & society
* Background and experience in critical studies of digital media and society
* Solid foundation in qualitative and quantitative empirical social science research methods
* Solid foundation in social theory and philosophy of the information society and social theory and philosophy of digital media & society
* Interest to work in the field of Internet privacy- & Internet surveillance-studies
* Willingness to work in externally funded research projects
* Excellent command of written and spoken academic English

The application should include:
* a CV
* a scan/copy of the PhD degree
* a copy/scan of at least one recommendation letter
* electronic versions of the two most important published articles or book chapters (in the case of monographs, please select specific chapters)
* an application letter detailing answers to the following questions:
1. What are your academic goals and major research interests for the coming five years?
2. Why are you interested in this position?
3. What qualifies you for this position?
4. What are your expectations about this position and the work at the Department of Informatics and Media?
5. What have been the major results of your research and how do they connect to the announced position?
6. Describe shortly the topic of your dissertation and why you have chosen it.
7. How do you see the state of the art of Internet Studies in general and
Internet privacy and surveillance studies in particular? How can the state of the art of the field be advanced and what could be your contribution?
8. Describe your knowledge of social science research methods and social theory.

Uppsala University is striving to promote equality by advancing gender balance. The majority of employees are men, so we encourage female applications.

Information about the employment, Professor for Media and Communication Studies: Christian Fuchs ( +46 18 471 1019; Head of the Department and Professor Mats Edenius:  +46 18 471 11 76. 
Representatives from the Union are: Anders Grundström, Saco-rådet, +46 18-471 53 80, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, +46 18-471 19 96 och Stefan Djurström, tel. +46 18-471 33 15.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 31st October, 2011, UFV-PA 2011/2206. Use the link below to access the application form.

Professor Christian Fuchs
Chair in Media and Communication Studies
Department of Informatics and Media
Uppsala University
Kyrkogårdsgatan 10


Box 513
751 20 Uppsala
Tel +46 (0) 18 471 1019
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Editor of tripleC:
Book “Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies” (Routledge 2011)
Book “Internet and Society” (Paperback, Routledge 2010)


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Dear All

I am inviting you to the first seminar of the new academic year of Queen Mary’s Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development which will take place at 4.15pm in room 3.16 in Arts (2), Queen Mary, Mile End Campus, on Wednesday October 5th.

My colleague, Jeff Webber (  will present on ‘ Dispatches from Latin America: A Commentary on Recent and Ongoing Anti-Imperialist Struggles in Bolivia, Honduras and Ecuador’.

This will be an informal session where Jeff will report back from his recent field work on local popular anti-imperialist mobilizations and struggles in the region.




Rick Saull,


Queen Mary, Centre for the Study of Global Security & Development


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Social Movements


Conference announcement / call for abstracts for New Agendas in Social Movement Studies
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Saturday Nov 26th 2011

Keynote address:
“New directions for social movement studies?”
Dr Cristina Flesher Fominaya, University of Aberdeen
(Interface journal, European Social Movements Research Network)

Abstract deadline Oct 1st: conference themes and details at or from

Centre for Politics, Power and Society, Department of Sociology, NUIM & “Critical Political Thought, Activism and Alternative Futures” research cluster.


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Militant Boy



On behalf of the conference organisers and speakers, we would like to invite you to participate in the following international conference:

          A Child’s World – Working Together for a Better Future

          27-29th June 2012

          Venue: Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Organised and hosted by the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University


Key Speakers include:

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Education & Skills, Welsh Government

Professor Jouni Välijärvi, National PISA Coordinator, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland;

Keith Towler, Children’s Commissioner for Wales;

Ann Keane, Chief Inspector Estyn


“A Child’s World – Working Together for a Better Future” Conference has been devised to frame new concepts in collaborative practice in childhood studies against social, legislative and organisational changes within an international strategic dimension.

In line with embedding Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC), raising standards, promoting pupil participation and developing effective leadership and management, collaborative working is a vital tool in creating effective policy and shared practice.

Focused primarily at an educational research and professional audience, the findings will be relevant across a range of disciplines, including governmental policy formulation, social care and operational delivery of public services. The wide ranging scope of the conference will be highly applicable for national, regional and local government, education professionals and of direct interest to the general public.

It is intended that a series of papers of academic quality and scholarly importance will be published, providing the opportunity to identify and share best practice amongst subject professionals.

The School of Educationand Lifelong Learning welcomes and invites submission of abstracts for presentation and dissemination at the conference on the following themes:



Embedding ESDGC in whole curriculum

Pupil Participation

Collaborative Working



Transition from play-based learning

Leadership and Management

Collaborative Working



Numeracy and Literacy


Collaborative working


Abstracts should outline the issue addressed, methods and approaches, results and conclusions. The School of Education and Lifelong Learning welcomes the submission of abstracts in English or Welsh.

The form for submitting abstract proposals can be reached through the following hyperlink:      

Presentations must not exceed 20 minute duration.

The initial closing date for abstract submission is Friday 25 November 2011


Proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria

          * Relevance to the conference aims

          * Clarity and coherence of the proposal


All accepted conference papers will be published in Conference Proceedings


REGISTRATION FEES: Further details will be available soon


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