Postdoctoral Researcher in Race and Digital Politics (Asian-American Community Media), UMass Amherst

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. 

This Postdoctoral Researcher position offers an exciting opportunity to pursue collaborative and independent research in the area of race, digital politics, and critical disinformation studies. The researcher is expected to join an interdisciplinary team of engaged researchers investigating Asian-American community media, contemporary and historical narratives and visuals of racial trauma and “hate”, and media manipulation strategies that sow distrust and conflict between and among communities of color.

Supported by a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator grant entitled “Co-Insights”, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to collaborate with Co-PI Jonathan Corpus Ong and Co-Is Ethan Zuckerman, Wayne Xu, and Brendan O’Connor, along with a range of exciting Asian-American community organizers. This two-year fellowship is ideal for researchers with interest and experience in community-engaged research and public communication, as the broad research team contributes toward diverse academic outputs, journalist toolkits and training guides, disinformation monitoring tools, and public policy recommendations.

This two-year fellowship offers flexibility for the researcher to pursue independent and guided research in a range of areas that include but are not limited to:

  • Asian-American history and public communication
  • critical disinformation studies
  • media and data justice
  • strategic communication and narratives of social justice movements
  • mediated solidarities, joy and conflicts between and among communities of color

Learn more about this opportunity here.