PhD student position in visualization with a focus on critical perspectives of data in outreach settings at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping, Linköping University.
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.
The PhD student will be part of the newly established Visualization and Society Lab led by Prof. Miriah Meyer (https://miriah.github.io/).