Position of Research Associate for Project « Computational Study of Culture: Cultural Analytics for Modern Arab and Islamic Studies », Doha Institute for Graduate Studies — LIMITE : 01/08/2020

The term of appointment will be up to 9 months with possible renewal, approximately starting on September 2020, for work on an externally sponsored research grant.

 A full-time highly motivated Research Associate (RA) is being sought for a research project led by Dr. Eid Mohamed and funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) titled, « Computational Study of Culture: Cultural Analytics for Modern Arab and Islamic Studies. » The project will operate within the Research & Grants Department led by the Director at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI).

 We welcome applications from scholars in Arab studies with a specialization in literary, rhetorical, cultural, or historical studies. We are particularly interested in those who engage in research areas that bring the field of Arab Literature/Humanities into the digital age and the digital humanities domain. Scholars with research that explores the critical and cultural significance of using digital tools and methods in the context of questions of East-West encounters, representation, culture and politics are highly preferred.  

 The project’s research at this stage will consist of the exploration and analysis of discrete sets of texts that are relevant for the project’s time, space, and scope. The successful candidate is an innovative scholar who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise to the QNRF NPRP project on the computational study of Arab culture and history.

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