he Visual Social Media Lab seeks to develop PhD research projects that reflect its concern to innovate approaches and methods for the analysis of social media images and the broader visual web. Such projects should also reflect the interdisciplinary outlook and multidisciplinary supervisory expertise of the lab. Prospective PhD researchers might have strong experience in a single discipline, but should be open to the possibilities of working across the arts and humanities and social sciences, utilising different approaches from disciplines as diverse as Anthropology, Media Studies, Art History, Visual Culture, Visual Practice (for example, photography or fine art), Software Studies, and Information Science. The lab is also concerned to develop projects that involve cross-overs between academic research and industry, or between the academy and public policy.
We welcome inquiries about potential PhD projects.
A full studentship is currently available! For a project entitled Using Visual Social Media Data to Better Understand Food Safety Cultures, to begin in either October 2015, or January 2016. Contact Dr Farida Vis: f.vis[at]sheffield.ac.uk