PhD student position in newly established Visualization Collective at Linköping University, led by WASP Professor Mariah Meyer.

Your work assignments

The focus of this advertised PhD position and the corresponding research project will be on designing new ways to empower people to produce and interact with data. Specifically, the project will be grounded in feminist and critical theory perspectives that view data and visualizations as produced objects that are shaped by conventions, history, power, and people. From this perspective the research will work towards designing, developing, and deploying new tools and opportunities for engaging the public in interacting with data. The work will include: the development of visualization tools, practices, and/or workshops; collaborations with domain experts, design researchers, learning science experts, and museum staff; and theoretical writings that apply critical theories to the visualization design process.

The PhD student is expected to produce research outputs relevant to the field of visualization. These outputs should include publications at international conferences, workshops, and journals. As this research is inherently collaborative, the PhD student should thrive within, and contribute to a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment.

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

As a PhD student funded through WASP you will be required to successfully complete coursework as part of the WASP Graduate School:

Your workplace

The PhD position will be based in the Media and Information Technology (MIT) division, belonging to the Department of Science and Technology at the university’s Norrköping Campus. MIT is an international leader in interdisciplinary, applied research with expertise in visualization, design, computer graphics, and learning science. The research nexus for the division is the Visualization Center C, a unique science center in Norrköping that engages the public through data-driven installations and 3D fulldome experiences. Read more at

The PhD student will be part of the newly established Visualization Collective ( led by Prof. Miriah Meyer (

More information and application

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