Associate Senior Lecturer, Media and Communication Studies, Lund University Sweden

We invite applications for an associate senior lecturer position in our department at Lund University. This is a full time permanent position, aimed at candidates with a PhD and emerging track record as an international researcher in media and communication. We are looking for outstanding scholars who can help shape our strategic research areas, develop funding applications and contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The position comes with research time and mentoring in order to foster an international research and teaching portfolio. 

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Performing and Re/Defining Democracy in Post-Austerity Spain: Political Communication and Discursive Practices of the Podemos Party-Movement

This thesis explores the Spanish Podemos party-movement in its attempt to both undertake and to some degree ‘live’ a certain democratic experiment in the context following the 2007-2008 global economic crisis. More specifically, the ‘Podemos experiment’ is considered part of the wave of new left-wing parties that emerged in Southern Europe – namely, SYRIZA in Greece, the Five Star Movement in Italy, and the Front de Gauche in France – as a reaction to the implementation of austerity measures and the legitimacy crisis of representative democracy. Podemos is therefore perceived as performing and re/defining democracy as part of undertaking political action and of building a political identity. Both the performance and re/definition of democracy are thus inherently discursive, i.e. conceptualized and enacted in political discourse and in a variety of (mediated) contexts.

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