Project SP16c: Mapping night landscapes around outsourced call centers in Mumbai

Project SP16c: Mapping night landscapes around outsourced call centers in Mumbai

Researcher: Aparna Parikh aparna@psu.edu

Position type: cartography/GIS

Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Application URL: http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply

Position description

I am seeking a research assistant who has interests in globalization, urbanization, and the Global South. This project will contribute to my dissertation titled, "Graveyard Shifts in Outsourced Call Centers: Investigating Night Landscapes and Household Practices for Female Call Centers in Mumbai, India". For this project, I have located call centers in Mumbai, as well as various other activities around it. The RA will use information collected on call centers in Mumbai and combine this information with data on infrastructure and transportation to create around 2-3 maps. These will reflect spatial as well as temporal patterns.

Desired qualifications

Applicants should be well organized and have strong analytical skills. The candidate should be well versed in cartography and basic GIS skills, with an interest in visualizing spatio-temporal data. The student should have completed Geog 363: Cartography - Maps and Map Construction with a grade B or higher. It is preferred that the candidate also has knowledge of spatial analysis, and spatial statistics. Candidates must be willing to contribute 40 total hours of work toward the project over the semester, resulting in 1 credit hours applied to the transcript. There is no monetary stipend attached to this assistantship, although the experiences gained in this work will be immediately valuable when applying for graduate school or full-time employment.

To apply

Prospective candidates should complete the application form at http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Follow all instructions.