Looking for PhD Students: Observing and Video-recording of the Use of Mobile Phone in Everyday Life

Technological developments (for example, Internet access, social media, GPS) have contributed to the emergence of new practices and new forms of sociality: new ways of interacting with people (‘shaking your phone’ on WeChat), new forms of dating (location-aware dating platforms such as MoMo, ZuiYou), new ways of user-to-user services (finding a ride through Uber or DiDi), or new ways of paying for goods (electronic money such as WeChat Pay or Alipay).

Our group is investigating these topics by observing, or even video-recording, people using technology in everyday life. We draw on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to make visible our taken-for-granted ways of interacting with these technologies.

We are looking for students with a background in sociology, anthropology, or communication, who would be interested in studying some of these topics by doing a PhD at the Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  The deadline is 30 January 2018 (for admission 2018/2019) – and 1 December 2018 (for admission 2019/2020).

If you are interested, please contact Prof. Christian Greiffenhagen (in English) or Yumei Gan (in Chinese).

For further information:
Prof. Christian Greiffenhagen: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/soc/GREIFFENHAGEN_Christian.html
PhD in Sociology @ CUHK: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/soc/MPhil_admission.html

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