Undergraduate summer placement in Nanjing

Apply to work with us through the GLOSS Research Associate scheme

Nanjing skylineGlobal Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences (GLOSS) offers funded opportunities for Faculty of Social Sciences undergraduate students to work as a GLOSS Research Associate during the summer vacation. Students work in partnership with an academic member of staff whose research interests align with theirs to produce an inspired piece of international research. Undergraduate students from any of the Faculty's departments and who are not in their first or final years of study are eligible to apply. For more information about the scheme, see www.sheffield.ac.uk/gloss/research.

The INTERSECTION team would welcome research proposals from eligible students interested in supporting ongoing fieldwork in Nanjing, China. You would need to be a Mandarin Chinese speaker and interested in developing your research skills as part of a multidisciplinary team. Our research focuses on intergenerational justice, consumption and sustainability in China, Uganda and the UK. On a day-to-day basis, you would be working closely with China Research Associate Canny (Chen) Liu, currently based in Nanjing. The timing of a summer placement would coincide with a planned collaboration with a local theatre group and documentary filmmakers (May to July 2016), using intergenerational theatre workshops to explore the theme of sustainability with people of all ages. In these workshops, ordinary people's ideas of the environment and justice between generations and their daily (un)sustainable consumption will be discussed and performed. A final performance will take place at the end of July. We would especially welcome research proposals that link to this strand of our work. For more information about our team and research, see www.sheffield.ac.uk/intersection.

The deadline for applications, submitted jointly by students and academic staff, is 15th April 2016.
For more information, please initially contact UK Research Associate Kristina Diprose by email k.diprose@sheffield.ac.uk or telephone 07736 480924.