This job posting was submitted by Olav Velthuis who explained: “in the Netherlands PhD candidates are employed by the university (and receive a decent salary) for four years; apart from research duties they also have teaching obligations:”
The AISSR and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Amsterdam are looking for two PhD candidates who will participate in the research project The Globalization of High Culture: How Markets for Contemporary Art Develop in Brazil, Russia, India and China:
The PhD candidates will participate in a five-year comparative research project which is financed by a VIDI-grant of the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO).
The project studies globalization of contemporary art markets from the perspective of economic and cultural sociology in Brazil, Russia, India and China. The two PhD projects will focus on the institutional architecture of art markets in these countries; which institutions have been adopted from Western markets and how have they been transformed? How have local institutions emerged and developed to select, market and value contemporary art?
In answering these questions, PhD project A focuses on China, PhD project B on the Russian and the Indian markets for contemporary art. A significant part of both projects will consist of on-site empirical research, collecting both qualitative and quantitative data.
For more information, see: 2 PhD candidates art market research