Project: Curated online resources on post-neoliberalism
Posting date: 2022/10/24
Deadline for application: 2022/11/01
Position start date: November 2022
A non-profit sibling of the Syllabus, the Center for the Advancement of Infrastructural Imagination (CAII) aims to expand the global conversation about infrastructural and institutional alternatives. One of its first forays into the global public sphere was the Crypto Syllabus web site, which, by drawing on interviews with field experts (later syndicated with international media outlets) and by curating critical readings about all things crypto and Web3, enhanced global public debate about these subject.
Thanks to generous funding from the Ideas Workshop of the Open Society Foundations, CAII will now apply the well-tested Crypto Syllabus model to one additional domain: Political-economic order after neoliberalism
The project will have a dedicated website featuring interviews, reading guides, and a searchable archive. Social media presence and a dedicated monthly newsletter are in the works as well.
The ideal candidate is expected to
- conduct initial literature reviews and conceptual maps to separate the topic at hand into sub-topics
- identify the most relevant authors and thinkers
- prepare shortlists of candidates to be interviewed
- assist in the preparation of subtopical bibliographies and reading lists.
- draft interview questions and occasionally conduct expert interviews
- propose likely content partners for syndicating interviews and promoting the reading lists/bibliographies
- contribute to the production of the monthly newsletter publicizing the research activities of the research sites
The research process will be greatly enhanced by the reliance on the methods and infrastructures of CAII’s sibling institution, The Syllabus.
The project is set to last 12 months, with the possibility of renewal. The position is paid at a competitive rate. The work is to be done virtually/remotely. The hours are flexible but we expect you to commit to at least 15 hours a week.
- Strong interest in Neoliberalism and its future
- Extensive research experience in a field relevant for at least one of the topics listed above, PhD is desirable but not required
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English
- Some experience with conducting interviews is preferred
- Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, German or French is desirable but not required
- Good proficiency with the use of technology and applications, spreadsheets in particular
- Willingness to learn new methodologies and research practices
If this position is of interest to you, please submit your CV and a brief (not longer than a page) cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org