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Job: PhD position: "Afro- and/or Indigenous- Futurisms and Educational Technology"

Centre for Sociodigital Futures, University of Bristol

This PhD position invites applicants with an interest in challenging and pluralising futures-oriented trajectories for educational technology. Specifically, the position will connect with the critical creative scholarship and cultural production in the fields of Afro- and/or Indigenous- Futurisms. These futurisms trouble linear narratives of progress, recognise multiple temporal framings for change and development, acknowledge the history and current impact of coloniality and creatively harness technological innovation to imagine radically transformed futures of justice. The successful candidate will propose a novel, critically engaged proposal that puts the field of educational technology into dialogue with this literature.

Proposals that identify new research questions, field sites for study and partners for collaboration in which Afro- and/or Indigenous Futures perspectives might open up new sites of possibility for rethinking or remaking sociodigital futures in education are invited. The choice of research approach is open and might include everything from documentary analysis to ethnography, classroom practice and participatory action research to arts-based practice. It is open to consider different sites of education– both formal and informal sites of learning as potential candidates for study.

Deadline: 06 January 2023 (12 noon)