Project Design Sessions

Research teams are formed through an innovative faculty search procedure thereby finalists get together in Tyumen for a project design session where they self-organize into multidisciplinary teams and propose research projects. Core members of the best project teams receive full-time faculty positions at SAS.

Faculty Search: Multidisciplinary Research Project Design Session. Faculty candidates from 15 countries. 12–16 March 2020. Online broadcast.

SAS research program relies on multidisciplinary research teams integrated into global academic networks; these teams replace traditional disciplinary departments and ensure intensive communication among faculty members within and across disciplines.

Research teams are formed through an innovative faculty search procedure thereby finalists get together in Tyumen for a project design session where they self-organize into multidisciplinary teams and propose research projects. Core members of the best project teams receive full-time faculty positions at SAS.

This year SAS is particularly interested in the following research directions, within which more concrete team projects will be designed:

  • The challenges posed by AI decision-making, machine creativity and technological objects becoming social subjects.
  • Ethical and societal implications of genome technologies and neuroscience, such as genetic engineering, resurrection of extinct species, and direct manipulation of cognition and emotion in the brain, including in new media.
  • Multilevel evolution and the possibilities and limitations of applying evolutionary theory and ‘the logic of chance’ to social, economic, and cultural structures in their historical development.
  • Arctic cities in the changing environment, ‘glocalization’ of the impact of environmental and technological changes on the economy, everyday urban experience, culture and society.
  • Implications of changing economic dominance of Global South vs. Global North, East vs. West, etc. for the economic, technological, social and national divides in the multipolar world. The possibilities of the creation of communities across these divides, including by means of storytelling and visual media.

Tune in to watch a live broadcast of the plenary discussions where their ideas will be tested on 13, 14, 15 March 2020, at 10:00am (GMT).

Online broadcast with synchronous Russian translation here.

Expert Board

philosophy of science
Alexei Grinbaum, Institut de Recherche sur les Lois Fondamentales de l'Univers, CEA/Saclay
economics
Barbara Igel, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
interdisciplinary studies
Machiel Keestra, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam
computer science
Sasha Shapoval, National Research University Higher School of Economics
sociology
Victor Vakhshtain, The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences

Faculty Candidates

computer science and engineering
science, technology and society
higher education
biology and neuroscience
film and media studies
law, political science
computer science
biology, physics
antropology
biology
computer science
philosopy and cognitive science
history
geography, environmental studies
philosophy
sociology
higher education
economics
psychology
philosophy
sociology
history and philosophy of science and technology

Faculty Search: Multidisciplinary Research Project Design Session. Faculty candidates from 14 countries. 7–11 March, 2019. Online broadcast.

SAS research program relies on multidisciplinary research teams integrated into global academic networks; these teams replace traditional disciplinary departments and ensure intensive communication among faculty members within and across disciplines.

Research teams are formed through an innovative faculty search procedure thereby finalists get together in Tyumen for a project design session where they self-organize into multidisciplinary teams and propose research projects. Core members of the best project teams receive full-time faculty positions at SAS.

Online broadcast with synchronous Russian translation here.

Faculty Candidates

film studies
environmental anthropology
sociology, economics
anthropology, history
sociology, media studies
media and cultural studies
philosophy, ethics
philosophy, psychoanalysis, neuroscience
political science
social neuroscience
insect chemical ecology
anthropology
neuroscience
computer science
biomedicine
computer science

Faculty Search: Multidisciplinary Research Project Design Session. Faculty candidates from 10 countries. 8–11 March, 2018. Video, Selected Episodes.

SAS research program relies on multidisciplinary research teams integrated into global academic networks; these teams replace traditional disciplinary departments and ensure intensive communication among faculty members within and across disciplines.

Research teams are formed through an innovative faculty search procedure thereby finalists get together in Tyumen for a project design session where they self-organize into multidisciplinary teams and propose research projects. Core members of the best project teams receive full-time faculty positions at SAS.

Faculty Candidates

sociology
sociology
political science
international affairs
political science
art history
anthropology, GIS
political science
philosophy, environmental humanities
philosophy, art
anthropology
comparative literature
comparative literature
political science & political economy
comparative literature

Faculty Search. Multidisciplinary Research Project Design Session. 28 faculty candidates, 21 universities, 9 countries. 3,4,5 March. Video, Selected Episodes.

In September 2017, teaching and research at SAS will commence with our first faculty starting their tenure. After reviewing over 300 applications and conducting many dozens of preliminary interviews, we invited shortlisted candidates to Tyumen to take part in an intensive 3-day project design session.

During the session, which took place on March 3-5, our candidates self-organized into multidisciplinary teams and proposed collective research projects to be realized at SAS. All the candidates, along with invited external experts, SAS staff and other stakeholders discussed the proposed projects thoroughly in order to find and help outline those most promising for the formation of SAS research agenda.

Faculty Candidates

cultural studies, comparative literature, critical theory
political science
anthropology, performance studies
history, religious studies
media studies
media studies, cultural studies
media theory, cultural studies, aesthetics
philosophy, physics
media studies, sociology
history, international relations, economics
political theory, law and culture