Call for Student Researchers 2020-21

The Luskin Center for History and Policy invites applications for undergraduate and graduate student researchers interested in two ongoing research projects, as described below. Researchers will be expected to commit themselves to work for 2-3 hours a week over the course of the academic year (20-25 weeks) as part of a research team.

You must be enrolled full-time as a current student the entire duration of the appointment in order to be eligible for this position. This is a paid hourly position.

This summer, the Luskin Center sponsored research projects on two topics related to UCLA that are continuing in the 2020-21 academic year:

  1. The Legacy of Race and Racism at UCLA. This project focuses the lives of African American students on campus from the first years of the university, highlighting exceptional individuals, newly ingrained bias, structural obstacles, and moments of protest and uprising. In tracing this history, the project seeks to understand what steps should UCLA take to make it more just and equitable institution.
  2. How Does UCLA Respond to Crisis? This project seeks to understand how UCLA, and the larger UC system, responded to past crises, especially the 2008-09 recession. It focuses on the relationship between UCLA and the centralized UC administration, the decision-making and communications of UCLA administrators, the interaction among administration, faculty, staff, and students, and the lingering institutional and intellectual effects of decision-making.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your interest along with a CV/resume to with the subject line “LCHP Researcher Application” by November 23, 2020.

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