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Current Openings: Undergraduate Research Positions

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Professor Musgrave

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Spring 2023

UREP students in this position will work on database creation and maintenance for two projects that may lead to undergraduate thesis projects for political science students interested in...Read more

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Professor Collins

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Spring 2023
Research assistants will help Professors Collins, Rice, and Rhodes, and graduate student Caitlyn Pierce, collect information about depictions of law and legality in LGBTQ+ media, such as The Advocate...Read more

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Brenda Bushouse

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Fall 2022

The RA will support a research project on the pandemic impacts on New York City's arts and culture sector. The fall semester will involve editing interview transcripts, learning to code...Read more

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Jamie Rowen

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Fall 2022

We are seeking an undergraduate to provide assistance to organize and translate from Spanish to English data collected in a photovoice project with 17 Colombian migrants in the United States. In...Read more

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Professor Justin Gross

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Fall 2022

The research assistant will help with a number of different tasks over the course of the semester, most involving collection and preparation of text documents being analyzed for the faculty...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

Supervisor: 

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

Supervisor: 

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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