[Reader-list] Job Vacancies: Research Assistance (Mumbai)

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Fri Jul 2 16:39:28 IST 2004

Job Vacancies: Research Assistance

PUKAR Gender and Space Project.

PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research) is a cross-sectoral and inter-disciplinary collective of young researchers and practitioners concerned with understanding the urban experience in Mumbai.

As part of a project funded by IDPAD (Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternative Development), the Gender and Space Project, is researching 'Safety in Public Spaces: Women in Mumbai'.

The Gender and Space Project focuses on gender as a category to examine the ordering and experience of the city and its varied spaces, particularly public space. Public space in the context of the study refers to public places, ranging from streets, public toilets and market places (across class contexts) to recreational areas and modes of public transport. The project is located in and focuses on the city of Mumbai. Research on this project combines traditional social science research such as ethnography, interviews and group discussions along with methodology drawn from the areas of film, photography, architecture. The project also has a strong pedagogic component involving elective courses in architecture and liberal arts colleges and short workshops. The project aims to understand the hierarchies and boundaries that determine access to public space along a variety of axes (class, caste, religion, geographic location and gender). It hopes to unsettle the gendered binaries
 regulating women’s presence in public space, raising questions about the ways in which ideas of private-public, respectability-unrespectability, safety-violence, rational-risky are reflected the discourses of public space and citizenship. 

Gender & Space Project, PUKAR has the following vacancies for the above project:

Full-time Research Assistants
The Candidate should be a post-graduate (preferably in the social sciences or humanities but other interested candidates may also apply) with an interest in gender and urban issues. 

Post-Graduate Student Interns
We are also looking for post-graduate students for short assignments related to data collection and ethnography.  

We are looking for people who are motivated and able to work on their own and who enjoy engaging with ideas and are able to think individually but also work as a part of a team. 

To apply, please send a resume and a brief note on why you are interested in the project by email to: genderspace at pukar.org.in 
Telephone Number: 2207-7779

Please Apply before 15 July 2004. 

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