Recruiting New Delhi-based RA for Environmental Storytelling Project

A chance to join our team!

Recruiting New Delhi-based RA for Environmental Storytelling Project (16 months; full-time). Application deadline: 25 May 2022. Role is envisaged for Indian nationals.

We are pleased to announce that we are actively recruiting for a full-time ‘Research Assistant’ for “Storytelling for Environmental Change: Tackling Air Pollution in the World’s Most Polluted City” ( funded by the British Academy’s Humanities and Social Sciences’ Tackling Global Challenges Programme, supported under the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund.

The position will be based in New Delhi at our partner institution AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. The role is for 16 months and will involve assisting the project team (Bisht, Giraud & Kidwai) in the delivery of all aspects of the planned programme (profiles of project team and programme of work are available on project website).

The role would a great fit for Media or Social Sciences post-graduates with a keen interest in the field of creative environmental communications. It should be a great opportunity to work with an international team on an innovative project. The role holder would have the opportunity of deepening their reserach and creative communications skillls and participate in dissemination activity in India and the UK.

Details of application process are available here:

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Published by Pawas Bisht

Dr Pawas Bisht is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Communications and Culture, Deputy Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures, and Programme Director for the MA Global Media programmes at Keele University. He is an experienced media researcher and documentary filmmaker and has previously worked for leading institutions in the UK (Loughborough and Leicester) and India (AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia). His research focuses on media and cultural politics in relation to environmental activism, cultural memory, and public mobilisations of documentary storytelling. Pawas is currently leading ‘Storytelling for Environmental Change’, a two-year research project (2021-2023) that mobilises environmental storytelling to tackle the catastrophic challenge of urban air pollution confronting India (funded by the British Academy's Humanities and Social Sciences’ Tackling Global Challenges Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund). His earlier ethnographic research on social movements and memory-work in relation to the Bhopal Gas Disaster has been published in leading journals including Media, Culture & Society and Contemporary South Asia. His films have been shown on Channel 4 (UK), CNBC, and Doordarshan (India’s national public service broadcaster) as well as in art venues in UK, India, US, and Europe. They include work commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility. Recently produced films include 'Back to the Drawing Board' (2017), a portrait of the British designers Pat Albeck and Peter Rice, ‘Memory Archipelago’ (2018), an examination of the politics of Gulag memory on the Solovetsky Islands in Russia’s Far North, and ‘(Not) Acting Our Age’ (2019), examining ageing, theatre and creativity. Pawas is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.

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