Soc 320 Research Opportunity, Fall 2021: Surveying School District Politics

Term: Fall 2021 (Soc 320, Section 281)
Status: Open
Contact: Jienian Zhang This position is available for 1-3 credits.

Description: The project investigates the history of racial equity work in a district. Data from public documents should capture the change over the years in their agendas and projects.

Duties: Undergraduate research assistant needs to get access to and summarize public documents such as meeting minutes of the education board meetings as well as the village board meetings of the past 10-15 years. It is also possible that the research assistant will need to go through recorded public meetings to summarize the content, in the event of limited access to the written documents.

Support will also be provided if student is interested in presenting the work at undergraduate research conferences.

Requirements: Understanding and familiarity with local politics, and preferably regarding local education and village politics.

To Apply: Applicants should submit their resume or CV and a one-paragraph statement explaining their interest in this research project. Applications are open until positions are filled. Available for 1-3 credits.