The purpose of the position is to assist Professor Tricia Rose, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, with the How Systemic Racism Works (HSRW) project. The HSRW project examines how systemic racismâ“the normalized and legitimized range of policies, practices, and attitudes that routinely produce cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color, especially black peopleâ“is the main driver of racial inequality in America today. This position requires someone that is exceptionally well-versed in the scope and elements of the project. The person in the role with research, organize, write, copy-edit policy identifications for the project, as well as manage and update the bibliography and project database. Â
Research, organize, write, edit and copy-edit policy identifications for the How System Racism Works project
Work with Director to refine and edit existing identifications and draft new ones
Manage and update the Zotero bibliography and project database 2.0
Work with Brown undergraduates working on the project to edit their policy identifications and ensuring the use of appropriate resources
Meet with Director on a weekly basis to review policy identifications and discuss editing decisions, sources, and citations
Bachelorâ™s degree in sociology or a related field and 1-2 years of related experience
Strong research and citational skills
High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel; Zotero
Ability to successfully work independently
Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
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HSRW Research Assistant
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)
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