Presented by the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology
Our third podcast episode explores how Swedish anthropology departments hire. Every country has its own traditions of hiring. There are country specific expectations of what genres belong in a job application, and what information matters the most. Different countries’ research funding infrastructure can also strongly shape how applicants are evaluated. In this podcast, we ask academics with considerable experience on hiring committees for an ethnographic account of how the Swedish hiring ritual unfolds. We address questions such as: How are job ads written? How are long lists decided? What and how can an applicant negotiate? The full episode transcript is also available: https://politicalandlegalanthro.org/transcript-for-academic-hiring-rituals-hiring-in-sweden/ .
Sweden Hiring Podcast Chapters
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Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: The Job Ad
Chapter Three: The Application
Chapter Four: Determining the Long List and Short List
Chapter Five: Job Talk and Interview
Chapter Six: The Decision
Chapter Seven: Negotiating the Job Offer
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Johan Lindquist is Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University and previously served as Director of the Forum for Asian Studies. During the spring of 2020 he was a Fellow at the Stockholm Centre for Organisational Research (SCORE) and a visiting scholar in the School of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and during 2021 a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. He has previously been a visiting scholar at Harvard and Cornell and a visiting professor at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. Lindquist’s research has most generally been concerned with the relationship between transnationalism and migration, with a particular focus on Indonesia and Southeast Asia, but he has also dealt with themes such as HIV/AIDS, drug use, prostitution, factory work, and documentary film..is Professor of Social Anthropology and previously served as Director of the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University. During the spring of 2020 he was a Fellow at the Stockholm Centre for Organisational Research (SCORE) and a visiting scholar in the School of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and during 2021 a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. He has previously been a visiting scholar at Harvard and Cornell and a visiting professor at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. He is a member of the editorial board of Pacific Affairs, has published articles in journals such as Ethnos, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Mobilities, Public Culture, Pacific Affairs, and International Migration Review, is the co-editor of volumes such as Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity (University of Hawai’i Press, 2013), and the author of The Anxieties of Mobility: Development and Migration in the Indonesian Borderlands (University of Hawai’i Press, 2009).
Helena Wulff is Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. Her research interests include expressive cultural form (dance, art, images, text) in a transnational perspective. Key engagements are in the anthropologies of literature and writing. Her recent research was on writing as craft and career in Ireland. Current research evolves around migrant writing in Sweden. This emerges out of the major multidisciplinary research programme ”Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures” funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. She has conducted field studies in Stockholm, London, New York, Frankfurt-am-Main, and Ireland (mostly Dublin). Among Helena Wulff’s books are the three monographs Ballet across Borders: Career and Culture in the World of Dancers (1998), Dancing at the Crossroads: Memory and Mobility in Ireland (2007), and Rhythms of Writing: An Anthropology of Irish Literature (2017).
This podcast was created by Elisabetta Carosi (sound editor); Jennifer Curtis (editor); Anna Eisenstein (production assistant and narrator); Josh Babcock (production assistant); and Ilana Gershon (producer).
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