Research Assistant Positions - Solidarity in Contemporary Movements, Political Mobilization, Non-Violent Movements

November 27, 2018
Research Assistant Positions - Solidarity in Contemporary Movements, Political Mobilization, Non-Violent Movements

The Carr Center seeks to hire a number of student research assistants next semester. (Students must be affiliated with Harvard). These positions are:

Solidarity in Contemporary Movements

The Carr Center seeks to hire two part-time research assistants to work on a project under the guidance of Professors Zoe Marks and Erica Chenoweth at HKS

 

The Carr Center seeks to hire two part-time research assistants with excellent research, writing, analytical, and quantitative skills to work on a project under the guidance of Professors Zoe Marks and Erica Chenoweth at HKS. Research assistants will collect data on historical and current forms of civic engagement in the United States, as well as contemporary transnational advocacy networks, for a joint book project on solidarity in contemporary movement politics. Responsibilities include conducting research into historical cases, compiling and collating data, summarizing and annotating bibliographical information, entering data into shared documents, and routine communication with the project team. Experience with internet research, data collection, and data analysis is expected, as well as excellent written communication skills, an ability to work independently, and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. The project will require a commitment of approximately 15 hours per week. Work will begin in in January 2019 and will extend through summer 2019, with a possibility of an extension into the next academic year for continuing students. Professors Marks and Chenoweth will meet regularly with the project team to review project performance and outputs. Work study students are preferred, but not required. 

 

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume or cv, and a relevant writing sample (max 5 pages) to Charles Porter (Charles_porter@hks.harvard.edu) by December 7th with the subject line Research Assistant – Solidarity. 

 

Political Mobilization

The Carr Center seeks to hire three part-time research assistants with excellent research, writing, analytical, and quantitative skills to work on a project under the guidance of Professor Erica Chenoweth, Professor of Public Policy at HKS

 

The Carr Center seeks to hire three part-time research assistants with excellent research, writing, analytical, and quantitative skills to work on a project under the guidance of Professor Erica Chenoweth, Professor of Public Policy at HKS and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Research assistants will collect data on political mobilization in the United States as part of the Crowd Counting Consortium, a collaborative project between Professor Chenoweth and Professor Jeremy Pressman at the University of Connecticut. Responsibilities include internet research on political crowds in the United States, data entry, data management, and routine communication with the project team. Experience with internet research, data collection, data analysis, and graph/chart creation is expected, as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines. The project will require a commitment of approximately 15 hours per week. Work will begin in in January 2019 and will extend through summer 2019, with a possibility of an extension into the next academic year for continuing students. Professor Chenoweth will meet bi-monthly with the project team to review project performance and outputs. Work study students are preferred, but not required. 

 

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume or cv, and a relevant writing sample (max 5 pages) to Charles Porter (Charles_porter@hks.harvard.edu) by December 7th with the subject line Research Assistant – CCC. 

 

Non-Violent Mass Movements

The Carr Center seeks to hire three part-time research assistants with excellent research, writing, analytical, and quantitative skills to work on a project under the guidance of Professor Erica Chenoweth, Professor of Public Policy at HKS

 

The Carr Center seeks to hire three part-time research assistants with excellent research, writing, analytical, and quantitative skills to work on a project under the guidance of Professor Erica Chenoweth, Professor of Public Policy at HKS and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Research assistants will collect data on nonviolent and violent mass movements and insurgencies as part of the NAVCO (Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes) Data Project, the world's leading resource on understanding the dynamics and outcomes of popular resistance movements across the globe. Responsibilities include conducting research into historical cases, entering data into a shared spreadsheet, and routine communication with the project team. Experience with internet research, data collection, and data analysis is expected. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to work both independently and in teams and will have a robust record of meeting deadlines. The project will require a commitment of approximately 15 hours per week. Work will begin in in January 2019 and will extend through summer 2019, with a possibility of an extension into the next academic year for continuing students. Professor Chenoweth will meet bi-monthly with the project team to review project performance and outputs. Work study students are preferred, but not required. 

 

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume or cv, and a relevant writing sample (max 5 pages) to Charles Porter (Charles_porter@hks.harvard.edu) by December 7th with the subject line Research Assistant – NAVCO