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Current Openings: Undergraduate Research Positions

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Professor Collins

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Fall 2022

Research assistants will help Professors Collins, Rice, and Rhodes collect information about depictions of law and legality in LGBTQ+ media, such as The Advocate. This will involve reading...Read more

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Professor Amel Ahmed

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Spring 2022

The Political Science Department in collaboration with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is launching a Democracy Initiative aimed at understanding challenges to democracy in the...Read more

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Professor Brenda Bushouse

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Spring 2022

Students will assist in a historical research projects. The first involves translating text into searchable spreadsheets. Student will create the spreadsheets from PDF files and learn how to...Read more

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Professor Charli Carpenter

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Fall 2022

Students will support and assist Professor Carpenter and the Human Security lab research team on a variety of Spring projects relating to human rights, humanitarian affairs, peace and conflict...Read more

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Professor Jamie Rowen

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Spring 2022

This position will involve creating an annotated bibliography and literature review of studies related to veterans treatment courts. The job is ideal for someone who is interested in a career in...Read more

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Professor Musgrave

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Spring 2022

Learn how to conduct research by taking on a combination of direct, targeted research tasks and open-ended questions. Work will include coding votes in obscures legislatures, researching how...Read more

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Justin Gross

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Spring 2022

I am putting together a team to help me collect documents (magazine and newspaper articles, political speeches, Congressional debates, book excerpts) that make reference to prominent ideological...Read more

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Regine Spector

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Spring 2022

I am seeking to build a team of research assistants who will investigate the historical and contemporary desiccation and evaporation of saline lakes around the world. Each student on the team will be responsible for gathering press and other written sources on a particular sea/lake, and everyone will use a shared Zotero database for sources. We will be meeting weekly as a team to provide updates on work progress and share next steps. Students with interests in environment, water, policy, development, climate change, justice, and the lived experience environmental crisis are encouraged to apply. In addition to an English-language researcher, I am looking for at least one student who has reading/translation fluency in each of the following languages: Spanish, Turkish, Persian, and Russian. Students with fluency in these languages will be reading and translating press and other sources into English as part of their weekly work. The English-language researcher(s) will be working on seas/lakes in the American West, so lived experience in that part of the country is welcome.Read more