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Ph.D. Student Position, Institute of European Ethnology, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität, Münich, Research Project 'From Oriental to the Cool City. Changing Imaginations of Istanbul, Cultural Production and the Production of Urban Space

Institute of European Ethnology, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich, Germany (For *3 years,* to start on 1 November 2011).

A Ph.D. Student Position is available in the Research Project "From Oriental to the Cool City.
Changing Imaginations of Istanbul, Cultural Production and the Production of Urban Space."
The project is directed by Dr. Derya Özkan, funded by the DFG Emmy Noether Program and hosted by the Institute of European Ethnology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. The project will be launched on 1 November 2011.

The position will be paid according to TV-L 13 (50%) and will allow the Ph.D. Student to work on her/his own dissertation, which will focus on the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Program and attempt to identify the Program's role in the consolidation of the emerging image of "cool" Istanbul. The Ph.D. Student is expected to contribute to the Research Project in several ways: by taking part in the overall research activities of the Project, by organizing a workshop related to her/his own doctoral research topic, and by contributing to the organization of the conference to take place in the third year of the Research Project. The Ph.D. Student will design, carry out and complete her/his doctoral research with Dr. Derya Özkan as her/his Ph.D. Supervisor.

The Research Project has an interdisciplinary scope, engaging primarily with issues that concern the fields of Urban Studies and Cultural Studies. Cultural Anthropology, Visual Culture Studies and Urban Geography are also fields that the project will draw on. Candidates with backgrounds in various disciplines are invited to apply.
Familiarity with qualitative research methods and anthropological fieldwork is an advantage. Fluency in Turkish and English is a must. German language skills is not a requirement but is an advantage.

Please send your application by e-mail to Dr. Derya Özkan ( by 31 July 2011. Enclose your CV, a Statement of Purpose and two writing samples, one in Turkish and one in English (500-1000 words each). The Statement of Purpose should describe your background, your research interests, and it should explain what makes you a good candidate for this position. Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview in August 2011. For more information and/or if you have questions, please contact Dr. Derya Özkan by e-mail or by telephone (+49 (0) 89 / 2180 6980).