Susan Gzesh, Senior Lecturer in the College and Executive Director of the Human Rights Program is seeking a Research Assistant for Autumn Quarter 2011 to work with her on the development of a new course, the Practice of Human Rights which will be offered in Winter Quarter 2012. The RA will be responsible for helping with the development of the case-study which will be the centerpiece of the course - an analysis of the range of advocacy projects and social actors working on the Chicago Police Torture cases.
The RA will do archival research, interviews, and other tasks to prepare a set of research problems for students in the course. PhD students are preferred, but 3rd or 4th year College students or M.A., M.P.P., or J.D. students may apply. I will give priority to students with a background in Human Rights, U.S. history (particularly regarding the African American experience), or police practices, etc. If the RA is a PhD student, this position may evolve into a TA-ship for Winter Quarter if course enrollment is sufficient. Please send your c.v., references, and a brief statement of interest to Susan Gzesh, firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 19, 2011.
This position is open only to University of Chicago students. The position will pay $15/hour and is open to work-study and non work-study students.